SJB Dividend Type Payments

ProShares Short High Yield dividend

Although SJB has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ProShares Short High Yield 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 Short High Yield (SJB)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
21.47 21.56 21.48 +0.02 48K - 0.0B

SJB Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SJB at 21.48, 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% 0.64 0.2
5% 1.07 0.3
10% 2.15 0.6

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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Top 10 Open Interest For Aug 16 Expiration     Top 5 High Yield
1.SPY dividend 6.QQQ dividend   1.SNAP dividend
2.FXI dividend 7.NIO dividend   2.HAL dividend
3.EEM dividend 8.BAC dividend   3.ITCI dividend
4.SPX dividend 9.GLD dividend   4.TWTR dividend
5.GDX dividend 10.EWZ dividend   5.CRWD dividend

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