This Monthly Dividend ETF Pays 11.75% (SPYI)

In the video below, I dive into the NEOS S&P 500 High Income ETF (SPYI), which has recently become an increasing competitor to some other high-yield dividend funds. The SPYI ETF has been increasing in popularity among investors, positioning itself as a potential alternative to other, more well-known high-yield dividend ETFs, including JEPQ and JEPI. Let’s explore why SPYI is becoming a favored choice for those seeking substantial dividend returns.

Understanding the SPYI ETF


The NEOS S&P 500 High Income ETF (SPYI) is designed to provide investors with high levels of income through a diversified portfolio of high-dividend-yielding companies within the S&P 500.

What sets SPYI apart is its focus on delivering consistent and attractive income, while also offering the potential for some capital appreciation. However, the main focus is on high current income, with less emphasis placed on the potential for capital appreciation. This is accomplished while maintaining less overall volatility than the S&P 500.

Key Features of SPYI


1. High Dividend Yield: SPYI’s primary allure lies in its large dividend yield. By targeting high-dividend-paying stocks along with an options based strategy within the S&P 500, SPYI ensures a steady stream of income.

2. Diversification: The ETF’s broad exposure to the companies within the S&P 500 mitigates risks associated with individual stock performance. This diversification helps in maintaining a balanced risk-reward profile, making it a safer bet for long-term investors.

3. Tax Treatment of Dividends: Depending upon which type of brokerage account you have SPYI invested in, you may receive special tax treatment on the income received. However, it is important to speak with a tax advisor if necessary to understand your specific situation.

4. Monthly Dividends: The monthly income factor can be attractive if you are a retirement investor seeking regular cash flow, or are nearing retirement and plan on using an ETF like this to help pay your monthly expenses.

Comparison with JEPQ and JEPI

The SPYI ETF is often compared with other high-yield dividend ETFs such as JEPQ and JEPI. Here’s how SPYI stacks up:

JEPQ (JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF): JEPQ aims to generate income by implementing its own options strategy on the tech heavy Nasdaq index. While it offers a solid dividend yield, SPYI’s focus on S&P 500 companies may offer both lower volatility and additional diversification.

JEPI (JPMorgan Enhanced Index Income ETF): Like SPYI, JEPI employs an options strategy against the S&P 500 index to provide regular income. Thus, it may be worth doing a comparison between the two ETFs at some point.

Please watch the video to get a more detailed analysis, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Your feedback is always appreciated and helps us bring more relevant content to you.

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