SOXL Dividend Type Payments

Although SOXL has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Tue 4:16 PM ET):

Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares (SOXL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
91.40 92.19 91.43 +1.59 1.6M - 0.0B

SOXL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SOXL at 91.43, 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% 2.74 0.8
5% 4.57 1.3
10% 9.14 2.5

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 SOXL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 130.00 0.10 11 0.9 37.81 (41.4%)
Jan 18 150.00 0.35 39 0.9 57.81 (63.2%)
5% Yield On SOXL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 120.00 0.20 11 1.8 27.81 (30.4%)
Jan 18 140.00 0.60 39 1.5 47.81 (52.3%)
10% Yield On SOXL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 113.00 0.45 11 4.1 20.81 (22.8%)
Jan 18 128.00 1.05 39 2.7 35.81 (39.2%)

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