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Monetizing Nasdaq 100 Volatility For Income And Risk Management

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 2:00 PM ET

With the Federal Reserve potentially eyeing a “higher rates for longer” policy amidst strong economic backdrops, investors may be seeking new ways to reposition their income portfolios. By implementing a call writing strategy on the Nasdaq 100 index via the Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD), investors can monetize the future volatility of well-known growth-oriented companies to diversify their income streams beyond other asset classes such as bonds or dividend equities.
In this webinar, Nasdaq’s Rufus Rankin, Head of Empirical Index Research will discuss the index behind QYLD. From Global X, Chandler Nichols, Product Specialist, will discuss how QYLD is constructed and how it may fit within a portfolio.


  • Why rules-based options investing is critical in the current market environment.
  • How a systematic covered call writing strategy on the Nasdaq 100 index may enhance monthly income and risk adjusted returns.
  • How the Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) is constructed to be a potential fit within a multi-asset portfolio.

CFP, CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC®, RMA®, and AEP® CE Credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Sponsored by




Rufus Rankin, DBA
Director, Head of Empirical Index Research
Nasdaq Investment Intelligence


Chandler Nichols
Product Specialist
Global X


David Bodamer - Host
Executive Director



Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Concentration in a particular industry or sector will subject QYLD to loss due to adverse occurrences that may affect that industry or sector. Investors in QYLD should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility in the price of the fund's shares and the possibility of significant losses.

An option is a contract sold by one party to another that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a stock at an agreed upon price within a certain period or on a specific date. A covered call option involves holding a long position in a particular asset and writing a call option on that same asset with the goal of realizing additional income from the option premium. By selling covered call options, QYLD limits its opportunity to profit from an increase in the price of the underlying index above the exercise price, but continues to bear the risk of a decline in the index. A liquid market may not exist for options held by the fund. While the fund receives premiums for writing the call options, the price it realizes from the exercise of an option could be substantially below the indices current market price. QYLD is non-diversified.

Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's summary or full prospectuses, available at Read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

QYLD is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO)

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