Treasury Bond ETFs Take a Beating in Rising Rate Environment

ETF Trends

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market.

This week, I focused on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) . Bond prices and yields have an inverse relationship. As yields on bonds rose over the past year, Treasury bonds have been pummeled.

Additionally, investors can take a look at the iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN (STPP) as an alternative way to capitalize on rising interest rates. [Specialized Bond ETF Thriving as Rates Rise]

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Full disclosure: Tom Lydon’s clients own TLT.

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