US Long Bond Futures

Discussion in 'Trading' started by TheCaymanIsland, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. anyone selling these bad boys short??
  2. What do you think is moving the bonds higher every day? Investors that can't wait to get 2.5% in yield?

    Or thousands of dumbasses caught short in a "quick counter trend trade" getting margin calls, having to cover.

  3. word is that the 30 yr is the new carry trade.

    That sounds absurd to me.

    Why the hell would you take 30 yr risk for 2.7% (2.95 - .25) when you could just carry spot to AUD NZD or some other high yield bed & breakfast currency (at 4%+ with no duration risk).

    Here I got a better trade. Buy some platinum and lease it out at 4.5% annually. Now you got upside at least, and hell of a lot more interesting of a play.
  4. Picked up some TBT today. Same thing, I suppose.
  5. Is TBT the most leveraged play you can use for this? Or are you guys doing some other things?