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Perhaps it's because I've just watched The Big Short, but I'm bearish on Italian Government bonds right now. How would I go about shorting government bonds?

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    I am not sure you should be doing that, considering you don't know how to short government bonds.
    – DumbCoder
    Dec 2, 2016 at 14:20
  • I looked for an inverse Italian bond etf, but didn't find anything. Shorting is a more advanced strategy than being long, are you sure you want to do this?
    – zeta-band
    Dec 2, 2016 at 17:12

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If you had access to a broker that allows you to trade on Eurex, you could short euro-BTP futures, which are Italian treasury bond futures. However, if you're in the US, finding such a broker would be difficult and probably not worth the expense. If you're in Canada or another country that allows CFDs, there may be brokerages that let you trade euro-BTP CFDs.

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