Nail, In The Coffin
If there was any remaining hope for the economy, the next leg lower in bonds (with rates higher) should just about take care of it.
Of course, if one knows what’s likely to happen, then preparations can be made.
The breakdown in bonds is already underway and this morning’s pre-market action (as of 9:08 a.m., EST) is more of the same … down.
The daily chart of bond proxy TLT, shows the wedge and measured move. With that said, there’s no guarantee of bonds heading lower, just probabilities.
Also, if bonds go lower there’s nothing that says they can’t just keep going … with rates ever higher.
Bonds TLT, Daily
Of course, one does not have to sit idly by and watch their account(s) be decimated with persistent down moves.
Leveraged inverse bond fund TBT, has been around a long time; it’s a viable tool to either hedge positions or trade outright (not advice, not a recommendation).
Leveraged TLT, Inverse: TBT, Daily
Within the past two weeks, TBT, is up over +11%, which is quite respectable for a bond fund.
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