TLT not available for short

Discussion in 'ETFs' started by SumZero, May 23, 2017.

  1. SumZero


    Is this normal for TLT ? I don't usually follow this.
  2. just21


    What broker?
  3. When you want to short bonds using ETF. TBT is an option.
  4. Robert Morse

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    We do.

  5. SumZero


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  6. just21


    At IB you sell the futures or options on futures GE ZT ZV ZN ZB.
  7. SumZero


    I know. Thanks
    And I could also do the synthetic of a short with options but how come that there's no TLT to short ? This is not a illiquid thing. Is that normal in IB or was just today ?
  8. java


    you trade the options on TLT, tlt is not shortable, so I've heard
  9. Typically you cannot short an ETF. You have to buy the inverse.
  10. sss12


    I know this is a different animal but ATM options on TLT are very liquid and trade well
    #10     May 23, 2017