Getting short the long bond . . .

Discussion in 'Trading' started by bubba1, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. bubba1


    What is the best vehicle to use to get short the long bond?
  2. ZB futures.
  3. TBT (equity ETF)
  4. Both of the above answers are correct, but which one is better depends upon your timeframe and risk tolerance.

    If you're looking for a short term trade (less than a month), and you have a high risk tolerance and wish to use leverage, go with the futures (ZB).

    If you have a longer timeframe (several months) and don't want to trade on margin or be as heavily leveraged, TBT is probably a better choice.