UGL Dividend Type Payments

Although UGL has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on PROSHARES ULTRA GOLD to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 10:50 AM ET):

PROSHARES ULTRA GOLD (UGL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
32.08 32.25 32.20 +0.23 6K - 0.8B

UGL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With UGL at 32.20, 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% 0.97 0.3
5% 1.61 0.4
10% 3.22 0.9

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 UGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 35.00 0.10 36 0.3 2.75 (8.5%)
Oct 19 36.00 0.20 64 0.3 3.75 (11.6%)
5% Yield On UGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 34.00 0.25 36 0.7 1.75 (5.4%)
Oct 19 35.00 0.30 64 0.5 2.75 (8.5%)
10% Yield On UGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 33.00 0.45 36 1.3 0.75 (2.3%)
Oct 19 33.00 0.65 64 1.0 0.75 (2.3%)

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