Exxon Mobil pays .82 per share quarterly and the ex-dividend date is this Friday (2/8/2019) the dividend pay date is on 3/11/19. So yearly Will get $3.28 (.82x4)for a dividend yield of 4.4% not bad.
But by selling the ATM Put for $1.02 I will increase the premium plus dividend paid for the year to $4.30 and increase the yield to 5.77%. That alone is an improvement of 31%.
If I don't get assigned I get to keep the premium and make over $500 in a couple of days and if I do get assigned then I will sell some calls to keep reducing my basis and improve my yield even more.
The Trade: XOM
Sold 5 ATM Puts @ 74.5 for $1.02
4 days to expiration
Here is the video where I explain the trade:
Other trades I made using the same strategy:
JNJ $.90 Div. quarterly (Yield 2.71%) Ex Div. Date 2/25/19
Sold the 132 put that expires on Feb 22 for $1.50
ED $.74 Div quarterly (Yield 3.82%) Ex Div. Date 2/12/19
Sold the 77 Put that expires on Feb 8 for .43
TGT $.64 Div. quarterly (Yield 3.53%) Ex Div. Date 2/19/19
Sold the 72 Put that expires on Feb 15 for $1.00
I bought 500 stock the day before EX div. date to be sure I get the dividend and sold calls against it. When I got some profit I closed everything for a total win of $720.