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Old 06-12-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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I see the market hit 5.26 for 10 year Treasuries today. If I want to buy Treasuries how do I do it? I have an account at Treasury Direct which I used for ibonds a while back, but never bought anything else. It looks like I have to bid on 10 year Treasuries and they only do this like 4 times a year, as it seems to say but maybe I am reading it wrong. I no longer have a trading account.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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You could buy IEF, the 7 to 10 year treasury etf, or TLT, the 10-20 year etf. The latter is a lot more sensitive to rates.

I am thinking about buying some call options on TLT tomorrow.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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According to the Tentative Auction Schedule of U.S. Treasury Securities, the next 10 year T-note auction is on 8/8/07. But there is an upcoming 10 yr TIPS auction on 7/12/07. You could always go for the 5 yr T-note auction on 6/27/07.

If you don't want to open a brokerage account, you could just stick the money in Vanguard's Prime MM @ 5.11% until the auctions comes around again.

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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I think that right now...and at least for a little bit...the vanguard prime MM alec mentioned is king.

Theres a bit more damage to be done. At 5+% with no risk of capital loss...that to me is a no brainer.

In the land of "putting your money where your mouth is", i've got a little under a half mil in it right now.

But then again, supposedly I'm just lucky

And a dirty market timer.
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i've got a little under a half mil in it right now.
i've got a little lot under a half mil in it right now ... but last week many would have said it was much to much.
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Like I mentioned in another thread...its just a matter of waiting it out until you reach the optimal level of intelligence. I was a moron for 7 years for selling my company stock and diversifying. Dang genius in 2000.

Or lucky.

498k-ish...same as yesterday, same as the day before...

But dangnabit, I want the value index to decline a good 15-18% so I can buy back in!!
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But dangnabit, I want the value index to decline a good 15-18% so I can buy back in!!

H 0 cus, is that you!?

Man, CFB, always good for a laugh, when you throw those low, slow ones over the plate and I'm holding the softball bat.

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