This is made possible through employing a weighted “long” position in relation to 2 year Treasury futures contracts and a weighted “short” position in relation to 10 year Treasury futures contracts.

Similarly, iPath U.S. Treasury Steepener ETN (NYSEArca: STPP) takes the other side of this trade, and thus performance suffered last week with the exception of a bounce last Friday.

These products may prove to be viable hedging tools for fixed income managers that own individual bonds, whom are looking to temper some of the volatility in the current environment.

iPath U.S. Treasury Flattener ETN

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