The bond market will always remain unpredictable, but investors looking to make a bet on interest rates should keep a few things in mind, according to an article published on Forbes.
Marc Prosser, contributor to Forbes, notes the following three points in the article:
- The longer the duration of the bond ETF, the more the ETF will rise or fall in value when interest rates change.
- Changes in Treasury bond prices often do not lead to a proportional move in corporate bond prices.
- Leveraged ETFs sometimes do a terrible job tracking moves of the underlying investment.
The article highlights the ProShares Short 20+ Treasury (NYSEArca: TBF) and the Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 1x Shares (NYSEArca: TYBS) as options for investors looking to short Treasurys.
Head over to Forbes.com for the full story.