Ways to Be Short LT Treasuries
This is not for immediate deployment, but for readiness.
To me it is absurd how low interest rates are now. If the US government were not funding the entire mortgage industry, and buying it's own debt via the Federal Reserve rates would quickly rise. Now may not be the time, as there is still much fear of continuing deflation. When this fear abates, here we go.
The promising ways I can think of are:
1)A direct short in the T-Bond Futures Market, or a put on T-Bond futures. (futures markets).
2) A short on TLT, an iShares LT year bond ETF, or a put on this issue
I don't like short ETFs or mutual funds, or double short, etc, as they appear to have a downward bias built into their design. Maybe shorting a 2x or 3x ETF might be good, for the reason mentioned for not wanting to be long this type of issue.