Shorting cash treasuries/new client
I am interested in shorting cash treasuries and hedging position with futures, preferrably in the same account; who can do it for me?
Let me tell you about the "split strike conversion" strategy that I run--only three down months between January 2000 and December 2008 - a 9 year, 108 month period.
This is a limited time offer, so don't delay.
Try doing it yourself with TBT (double short 20-30 year treasury) on the short side.
do you know the delta of the position you want to hedge? didn't think so. How about its gamma risk? You know gamma -- thats the second derivative of delta.
If you don't get this correct you could be fucked.
Thank you for your reply,
Are you such an expert or do you know someone who is?
I have a better idea -- sell your position in treasurys outright. Doing this for years entails stacking a variety of differeing maturity futures contracts (or options on indexes), and replacing maturing contracts with new longer term ones. Its not just delta neutral you want to worry about 00 which is why are you doing this for years if you want a zero gain/loss LT position? So gamma, theta, rho are relevant too. Does your client have the slightest idea what you want to do? Don't forget about transaction costs which for small invetors makes these forward based strategies a neg sum game.
1- I am the client
2-I dont own treasuries
3-This position does not have to make money, the cost of maintaning it hopefuly will not be more 1% annualy above any interest due on short bonds
4-I have never mentioned any $ amounts
Yes you need someone with expertise in structuring this
Do you know anyone who can do it?
It is against regulations to give you any advice in a public forum. Anybody that does is risking their license. Find a local bond house to help you with your request.
Contact information on your local bond dealer is located in the yellow pages, not on a message board.
Well of course there is more to this trade, but one step at a time; clear your nose and think