New Buy-Write Mutual Fund Aims to Outperform BXM Index
IRON Equity Premium Income Fund (CALLX)
mentioned in DailyAlts.com
The CBOE S&P 500 Buy-Write Index (“BXM”) is a benchmark designed to track the performance of a hypothetical buy-write strategy on the S&P 500 Index. So-called “buy-write” strategies involve buying a stock or portfolio of stocks (in the case of the BXM, it is the S&P 500 Index itself), and “writing” (or selling) call options on those securities.
The objective of BXM and all buy-write strategies is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns with lower volatility and less tail risk than long-only equity investments by generating income from the sale of call options. This isn’t a free trade however, as the seller of a call option caps the upside of the underling equity investment.
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Option writing may limit the amount of capital appreciation, especially in a rapidly rising stock market. The short-term return profile might be unattractive; hence this strategy is not suitable for shorter-term investment horizons. No strategy, including option strategies, can eliminate risk.
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