i really only trade this short because fidelity does not charge a commission fee. i use this as a hedge as well not once have i went long becuz it has to settle in your account. its un marginable. but i can day trade the heck out of it from the short side pretty wack. still short @ 121.02
Why would you short this instead of TLT/EDV?? Even if TIP declines, it will not be as much as the decline of the other two. Where are buyers who HAVE to buy bonds in an inflationary environment going to turn? Better to wait for a chance of deflation with Bennie and the inkjets out of the way, before you short this--signed the Voice of Experience :).