OILU Dividend Type Payments

Although OILU has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on PROSHARES ULTRAPRO 3X CRUDE OIL ETF to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

PROSHARES ULTRAPRO 3X CRUDE OIL ETF (OILU)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
45.76 45.98 45.84 +0.46 141K - 0.4B

OILU Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With OILU at 45.84, here's a table showing how big the annual "dividend" (ie. total annual call premium received) would need to be to attain 3%, 5%, and 10% annual yields. Also shown is the equivalent number of cents/day necessary to achieve each yield:

Annual Yield Annual Premium Cents/Day
3% 1.38 0.4
5% 2.29 0.6
10% 4.58 1.3

So now we need to find out of the money covered calls that pay at least the prescribed cents/day amount of time premium. That will generate income and, because they are out of the money, leave room for some upside potential on the stock. Here are some examples:

3% Yield On OILU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 61.00 0.15 36 0.4 15.02 (32.8%)
Dec 21 69.00 0.90 127 0.7 23.02 (50.2%)
5% Yield On OILU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 59.00 0.30 36 0.8 13.02 (28.4%)
Dec 21 69.00 0.90 127 0.7 23.02 (50.2%)
10% Yield On OILU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 55.00 0.75 36 2.1 9.02 (19.7%)
Dec 21 65.00 1.60 127 1.3 19.02 (41.5%)

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