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Trade Alert - (TLT) - BUY
BUY the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)October, 2017 $126-$128 in-the-money vertical BEAR PUT spread at $1.75 or best
expiration date: October 20, 2017
Portfolio weighting: 10%
Number of Contracts = 57 contracts
With bonds in free fall here I am happing to double up my short position.
The dominant themes in our economy now are twofold:
1) The global synchronized recovery is accelerating.
2) Fed governor Janet Yellen plans to start dropping on the bond market in the very near future $6 billion a month, or $200 million a day, worth of paper.
Both are HUGELY bond negative.
That should take bonds down to new 2017 lows. What we could be seeing here is the setting up for the perfect head and shoulders top of the (TLT) for 2017.
So I am going to buy the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) October, 2017 $126-$128 in-the-money vertical BEAR PUT spread at $1.75 or best.
To lose money on this position the (TLT) would have to rise above $126, and yields would have to drop below 2.22%, which they absolutely won't ahead of a new deluge of bond selling from the Fed.
Don't pay more than $1.80 for this position or you'll be chasing.
If you don't do options, this would be a great level to scale into a long in the ProShares Ultra Short 20+ Treasury Bond Fund (TBT), a bet that bonds will fall.
Here are the specific trades you need to execute this position:
Buy 57 October, 2017 (TLT) $128 puts at......................................$4.20
Sell short 57 October, 2017 (TLT) $126 puts at................................$2.45
Potential Profit: $2.00 - $1.75 = $0.25
(57 X 100 X $0.25) = $1,425 or 14.28% in 11 trading days.
To see how to enter this trade in your online platform, please look at the order ticket above, which I pulled off of Interactive Brokers.
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