List of Buy-Write ETFs Listed on U.S. Exchanges

The ETFs and ETNs on this list employ some version of a buy-write strategy. The basics of this strategy entail:

  • Long position on an index or stock(s).
  • Selling calls on the underlying long positions. The selling of calls generates a credit (income) for the call-option seller.

Many of these ETFs use a major U.S. index as the basis for the long position (S&P 500, NASDAQ 100) and then sell calls against that index.

Buy-Write ETFs

AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF (VEGA)

First Trust High Income ETF (FTHI)

First Trust Low Beta Income ETF (FTLB)

Horizons S&P 500 Covered Calls ETF (HSPX)

iPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN (BWV)

PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio (PBP)

Recon Capital NASDAQ-100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD)

Put-Write ETFs

ALPS U.S. Equity High Volatility Put Write Index ETF (HVPW)