SSO Dividend Type Payments

ProShares Ultra S&P500 dividend

Although SSO has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ProShares Ultra S&P500 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 Ultra S&P500 (SSO)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
100.55 100.64 100.51 -3.94 3.1M - 0.0B

SSO Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SSO at 100.51, 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% 3.02 0.8
5% 5.03 1.4
10% 10.05 2.8

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 SSO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 110.00 0.10 8 1.3 9.36 (9.3%)
Dec 28 111.00 0.16 15 1.1 10.36 (10.3%)
5% Yield On SSO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 108.50 0.14 8 1.8 7.86 (7.8%)
Dec 28 110.00 0.25 15 1.7 9.36 (9.3%)
10% Yield On SSO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 107.50 0.26 8 3.3 6.86 (6.8%)
Dec 28 108.00 0.46 15 3.1 7.36 (7.3%)

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