Covered Call Option ETFs

Generate Cashflow – Monetize Market Movement

Harvest ETFs is a market leader in call option ETFs. These Covered Call ETFs generate cashflows for unitholders from a portfolio of securities with a covered call option writing strategy. Harvest launched its first ETFs in 2016 and has established itself as one of the top option writing firms in Canada. We use an active and flexible call option strategy to build high yield ETFs that pay monthly distributions and still capture the opportunity for market growth. Watch this helpful explainer to learn more.


Total distributions paid by Harvest Income ETFs since ETF inception October 2016 to May 2024

Active & Flexible Covered Call Option Writing Strategy

An active and flexible covered call strategy

A call option gives the buyer the right to purchase an asset at a set price within a specific period, and the seller receives a premium. At Harvest ETFs, our actively managed strategy allows flexibility in selling call options, enhancing income and managing exposure to market growth.

  • Equity Income ETFs: Cap call option sales at 33% of holdings to retain growth potential.
  • Fixed Income ETFs: Utilize up to 100% for higher premiums and reduced volatility.
  • Balanced Income ETFs: Invest a minimum of 75% in ETFs that write covered calls for balanced income and growth.
  • Equity Enhanced Income ETFs: Cap call option sales at 33% of holdings to retain growth potential (plus up to 25% leverage).

This approach optimizes income generation while maintaining strategic market exposure.

Our Covered Call ETFs

Our Covered Call ETFs consistently distribute income monthly. At the core is our team, which has over six decades of combined investment management experience. It implements and executes this strategy through rigorous analyses.

Large-cap Companies

Equity Income ETFs

Harvest’s Equity Income ETFs focus on large-cap companies, the leaders of their industries

Fixed Income ETFs

Harvest fixed income ETFs invest in intermediate to long-duration US Treasury bonds and short-term treasury bills (T-Bills) of the Government of Canada, which are among the safest investments available

Balanced Income ETFs

Harvest’s Balanced Income ETFs offer exposure to our Equity Income ETFs and Fixed Income ETFs, providing balance and high monthly income

High Income

High Income

The monthly income paid by these ETFs is high – often higher than the rate of inflation

Tax Advantage

Tax Advantage

Income generated with covered call options is taxed as capital gains – a lower rate than typical income

RRIF Eligible

RRSP Eligible

Harvest Equity Income ETFs can be held in registered accounts which can be tax efficient as investors save

Why Use Call Option ETF for Income Now?

Markets shift up and down every day but call option ETFs give investors the surety of consistent monthly income. An active and flexible covered call option strategy will also allow investors to capture more upside opportunity in certain market conditions while meeting their income needs.

Example of Harvest ETFs & Their Yields

HDIF | Harvest Diversified Monthly Income ETF


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HTAE | Harvest Tech Achievers Enhanced Income ETF


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HHL | Harvest Healthcare Leaders Income ETF


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Call Option ETF Insights


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