Shorting Bonds Is Not So Simple

Shorting the bond market can be both fun and profitable. But be thoughtful about how you go about it.

Right now, there are a couple of reasonable theories about how bond yields can keep moving higher, but even if this happens, the most popular ETFs aren't likely to work as shorts. Specifically, the iShares Barclays 20-Year-Plus Treasury ETF (TLT) and its leveraged bear cousin, the ProShares UltraShort 20-Year-Plus Treasury ETF (TBT), now have a much better upside/downside outlook than most other bond funds. ...902 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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