BMO Covered Call Cdn Banks ETF

ZWB-T

Analysis and Opinions about ZWB-T

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WAIT
October 2, 2017

Equal weighted Canadian bank covered call strategy. Banks should settle into a trading range over the next couple of years so buy low and sell high. Wait until it pulls back. You could trim your position right now.

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Equal weighted Canadian bank covered call strategy. Banks should settle into a trading range over the next couple of years so buy low and sell high. Wait until it pulls back. You could trim your position right now.

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BUY
August 30, 2017

This has gone from around $21 to $19 and the yield is about 5.1%. A good entry point.

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This has gone from around $21 to $19 and the yield is about 5.1%. A good entry point.

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BUY
August 28, 2017

A sector play just on Canadian banks, which he likes better than a broadly diversified portfolio. His concern on a broadly diversified portfolio is the movement of different sectors in the course of a business cycle. You lose the sectors as they are rising, and you end up continuing to hold the sectors that are declining. This one is only one sector. The banks are averaging about 4.25% dividends, and about half the income comes from dividends and the other half comes from capital gains on the sale of options. They only write options on about 50% of the portfolio, so you are getting some upside anyways as banks continue to rise. A good ETF.

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A sector play just on Canadian banks, which he likes better than a broadly diversified portfolio. His concern on a broadly diversified portfolio is the movement of different sectors in the course of a business cycle. You lose the sectors as they are rising, and you end up continuing to hold the sectors that are declining. This one is only one sector. The banks are averaging about 4.25% dividends, and about half the income comes from dividends and the other half comes from capital gains on the sale of options. They only write options on about 50% of the portfolio, so you are getting some upside anyways as banks continue to rise. A good ETF.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 21, 2017

You have to look at the costs of the covered calls as well as MERs for these ETFs. The banks are so far performing the way they should. All banks are slightly down this year. In 2008 ALL the banks were down 40%. He would like to be more diversified. If we were in a long sideways market, then the covered calls would be beneficial.

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You have to look at the costs of the covered calls as well as MERs for these ETFs. The banks are so far performing the way they should. All banks are slightly down this year. In 2008 ALL the banks were down 40%. He would like to be more diversified. If we were in a long sideways market, then the covered calls would be beneficial.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 30, 2017

Provides about a 5% yield, which is capital gains and dividends. Pretty much a core holding for him.

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Provides about a 5% yield, which is capital gains and dividends. Pretty much a core holding for him.

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COMMENT
June 8, 2017

The great thing about covered calls is that they offer you some upside when things are going down, but also take some of the downside away when things are going up. The “covered call” methodology regulates so that the highs are less high and the lows are less low.

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The great thing about covered calls is that they offer you some upside when things are going down, but also take some of the downside away when things are going up. The “covered call” methodology regulates so that the highs are less high and the lows are less low.

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COMMENT
June 5, 2017

Dividends aren’t going up. The premium on the options is lower. The dividends on the underlying banks are increasing, but the premium on the covered calls has been coming down.

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Dividends aren’t going up. The premium on the options is lower. The dividends on the underlying banks are increasing, but the premium on the covered calls has been coming down.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 11, 2017

(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 34%) Another core holding. BMO has a number of good covered call strategies.

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(Top Pick Jan 19/16, Up 34%) Another core holding. BMO has a number of good covered call strategies.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 17, 2017

Individual banks have done a lot better, so why should a person buy this ETF? If you have enough money to buy all 5 banks individually and you don’t mind paying for 5 trade tickets, then you might very well be better off buying the 5 banks. If you are worried about banks going sideways, this at least gives you the chance to make some money on the covered call writing that this ETF does.

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Individual banks have done a lot better, so why should a person buy this ETF? If you have enough money to buy all 5 banks individually and you don’t mind paying for 5 trade tickets, then you might very well be better off buying the 5 banks. If you are worried about banks going sideways, this at least gives you the chance to make some money on the covered call writing that this ETF does.

BUY
BUY
April 10, 2017

In a strong upward market it will underperform the equal weight without covered calls. Despite what others have said, these are not bad for long term holds. They do not, however, replace fixed income because you have equity exposure.

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In a strong upward market it will underperform the equal weight without covered calls. Despite what others have said, these are not bad for long term holds. They do not, however, replace fixed income because you have equity exposure.

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COMMENT
April 3, 2017

30% was return of capital in 2016. In the beginning of 2016 there was about 65 million units outstanding. By the end there were 5 million new units. They then had to pay out on additional shares. They do a return on capital so that everyone gets the same amount of payout. You are not getting your own money back. It is an adjustment because there are now more units. This is the structure of a growing fund.

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30% was return of capital in 2016. In the beginning of 2016 there was about 65 million units outstanding. By the end there were 5 million new units. They then had to pay out on additional shares. They do a return on capital so that everyone gets the same amount of payout. You are not getting your own money back. It is an adjustment because there are now more units. This is the structure of a growing fund.

BUY
BUY
March 29, 2017

Covered call ETFs from BMO etc. pay mostly eligible dividends. A TFSA should have VERY taxable things in it and put ETFs like this one OUTSIDE the TFSA.

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Covered call ETFs from BMO etc. pay mostly eligible dividends. A TFSA should have VERY taxable things in it and put ETFs like this one OUTSIDE the TFSA.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 27, 2017

Covered call banks, but ZWC-T covers more economic sectors. Banks are 21% of the TSX and are that potion of ZWC-T.

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Covered call banks, but ZWC-T covers more economic sectors. Banks are 21% of the TSX and are that potion of ZWC-T.

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COMMENT
February 27, 2017

There is no real negative from the covered call strategy in a dropping market unless the stock goes down by large up & down movements. However, it enhances your yield while you are waiting out the downturn.

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There is no real negative from the covered call strategy in a dropping market unless the stock goes down by large up & down movements. However, it enhances your yield while you are waiting out the downturn.

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COMMENT
February 6, 2017

The MER is in the 40-50 basis point range. The enhanced yield is created with an option writing overlay. They write one standard deviation out of the money. The options can enhance yield 1.5 percentage points over time.

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The MER is in the 40-50 basis point range. The enhanced yield is created with an option writing overlay. They write one standard deviation out of the money. The options can enhance yield 1.5 percentage points over time.

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