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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cinderella Treasury Bonds Prove a Nightmare for Short Sellers

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Treasury bonds have been the 'Cinderella story' of the capital markets this year, and this does not bode well for fundsters who have betted against the risk-averse assets.

Today's Wall Street Journal Fund Track article mentioned a couple of leveraged exchange-traded funds that short Treasurys, such as ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury [see profile] and Direxion Daily 30 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares [see profile], which have lost 25 percent and 40 percent year to date, respectively.

However, the article also mentioned the largest exchange-traded fund tracking the long end of the Treasury curve, the $3.3 billion iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund [see profile], which has rallied more than 10 percent year to date.

Fundsters interested in why their fixed income portfolios are underperforming may want to check out the rest of the article. 

Edited by: Hung Tran


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