ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Inverse Treasury ETFs have seen volume pick up this week as traders look for vehicles to hedge rising interest rates or simply speculate on lower bond prices.

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) lost 2.5% on Tuesday to close below $114 a share for the first time since the spring of 2012, said Paul Weisbruch at Street One Financial.

“Volumes were heavy throughout the fixed-income space,” he said in a note Wednesday. [Treasury Bond ETFs Fall]

Junk debt ETFs such as iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond (NYSEArca: HYG) and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (NYSEArca: JNK) also saw elevated trading volume. [Investors Ditching Two Big Junk Bond ETFs]

“We saw various put strategies enacted in TLT options, which traded rather briskly and will likely continue to do so this morning,” Weisbruch wrote. [Treasury ETFs Under Pressure as Yields Rise]

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