The BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF (ZWB) has been designed to provide exposure to a portfolio of Canadian banks while earning call option premiums. The Fund invests in securities of Canadian banks, and dynamically writes covered call options. The call options are written out of the money and selected based on analyzing the option’s implied volatility. The option premium provides limited downside protection. The underlying portfolio is rebalanced and reconstituted semi-annually in June and December, and options are rolled forward upon expiry. In addition, as ZWB is a fund of fund, the management fees charged are reduced by those accrued in the underlying funds.
- Designed for investors looking for higher income from equity portfolios
- Invested in a diversified portfolio of Canadian banks
- Call option writing reduces volatility
- Professionally managed by BMO Global Asset Management
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