$QYLD Income Calculator

Global X Fund - Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF


$QYLD - Global X's Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF


Current Price: $17.9 0 (0%)
Current Yield: 11.51%
Annual Dividend: $2.06
Ex. Dividend Date: 2024-02-20
Current Expense Ratio: 0.6%
Last Updated: 03-05-2024

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What’s A Covered Call ETF?

A Covered Call ETF is an ETF Managed by an Investment Firm, that writes Covered Call Options against either the underlying Index ETF or the specified Individual Stock. This type of strategy is a bearish play, meaning they don’t believe their selected ETF or Stock will reach their Option Strike price. The underlying position can still go up, but as long as it doesn’t reach their price they sold, they will win the position. All of these options have an selected Expiration Date, meaning that they will all expire on that specified date.

What Are Some Examples Currently In The Industry?

The one used in the calculator above is $QYLD, this is one of the first that came out and is using an 100% allocation, meaning it will sell covered calls on 100% of its holdings. Some others not mentioned are $XYLD, $QYLG, and $XYLG.

What’s The Covered Call Strategy For The Selected ETFs Above?

$QYLD – Index Covered Call Options against the Nasdaq 100 Index (100% Allocation).
$QYLG – Index Covered Call Options against the Nasdaq 100 Index / Nasdaq 100 Growth (50/50% Allocation).
$XYLD – Index Covered Call Options against the S&P 500 Index (100% Allocation).
$XYLG – Index Covered Call Options against the S&P 500 Index / S&P 500 Growth (50/50% Allocation).


Top 10 Holdings As of 6-13-2023

Top 10 Holdings (42.31% of Total Assets)
Name Symbol % Assets
Broadcom Inc AVGO 5.30%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 4.38%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 4.26%
Merck & Co Inc MRK 4.21%
The Home Depot Inc HD 4.19%
Texas Instruments Inc TXN 4.18%
Coca-Cola Co KO 4.15%
Chevron Corp CVX 3.92%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 3.88%
Pfizer Inc PFE 3.85%

Portfolio Illustrations - 100% SCHD

Size Shares Dividends (Yearly) Covered Calls
$1,000 55.866 $115.08 0
$2,000 111.732 $230.17 0
$4,000 223.464 $460.34 0
$8,000 446.927 $920.67 0
$15,000 837.989 $1,726.26 1
$25,000 1,396.648 $2,877.09 3
$50,000 2,793.296 $5,754.19 6
$100,000 5,586.592 $11,508.38 13
$250,000 13,966.480 $28,770.95 32
$500,000 27,932.961 $57,541.90 65
$1,000,000 55,865.922 $115,083.80 131


SCHD Performance

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
32.89% 11.69% -0.31% 16.44% 20.83% -5.56% 27.28% 15.08% 29.87% -3.23%

SCHD Dividend History

Year Annual Dividend DGR
2022 $2.5615 13.9%
2021 $2.2490 10.88%
2020 $2.0284 17.64%
2019 $1.7272 19.79%
2018 $1.4393 15.5%
2017 $1.3457 13.74%
2016 $1.2580 12.58%
2015 $1.1466 9.52%
2014 $1.0469 15.83%
2013 $0.9038 11.58%
2012 $0.81 565.57%
2011 $0.1217

Frequently Asked Questions:
How often does SCHD pay dividends?
  • SCHD pays dividends quarterly - 4 times per year.
Are the dividends ordinary or qualified?
  • Not tax professionals here, but from our experience most of the dividends will be considered qualified dividends. There will be some stock turnover, so do keep that in mind as well. Currently around 15% turnover.
Is SCHD actively managed?
  • No, it is not. It's passively managed with an emphasis on Large Cap value.
When does SCHD pay dividends?
  • SCHD pays dividends quarterly in March, June, September & December.
Is SCHD dividend safe?
  • Well the cool thing about SCHD, is that it's an ETF. So your dividend income will be diversified among many stocks.

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