Is these any instrument which closely follows bond interest yirld?

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by clearpicks, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Hello,

    Is these any instrument which closely follows/mirrors bond interest rates such as $TNX, $TYX? Those treasury bond futures such as ZN, ZB, etc. don't always up or down the same percentage as $TNX and $TYX. Help is greatly appreciated.

    - Clearpicks
  2. ?......ticker symbols: IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT. :cool:
  3. rrpix
  4. ZB is for "bond" futures but ZN is for "note" futures

    sorry if you know, just wanted to point that out :D
  5. T-Bond futures DO follow bond prices very accurately.

    Be aware that yield is inverse to price.
    So, if you think yields would go up, you should short bond futures (since price would go down); and viceversa.