SHY Dividend Type Payments

iShares BARCLAYS 1-3-YEAR TREASURY dividend

Although SHY has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares BARCLAYS 1-3-YEAR TREASURY to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Mon 4:16 PM ET):

iShares BARCLAYS 1-3-YEAR TREASURY (SHY)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
83.30 83.33 83.33 +0.05 760K - 133B

SHY Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SHY at 83.33, 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% 2.50 0.7
5% 4.17 1.1
10% 8.33 2.3

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:

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