Interest rates may be a catalyst that accelerates an overall market decline.
A false breakout would signal that higher rates from this point are the most probable outcome.
In an overall market decline, few would expect interest rates to be rising at the same time.
If the markets decline, would there not be the "flight to safety" that bonds seemingly provide? That is what happened at the last major down move during 2007 - 2009.
What if bonds declined with yields rising at the same time as a market decline.
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As we look at the inverse bond fund ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (NYSEARCA:TBT) we see that a reversal may indeed be a possibility.
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