In 1,200 Word Profile on Eric Cantor, WaPo Neglects to Mention His Bet against the US
Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip in the House of Representatives, bought up to $15,000 in shares of ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF last December, according to his 2009 financial disclosure statement. The exchange-traded fund takes a short position in long-dated government bonds. In effect, it is a bet against U.S. government bonds—and perhaps on inflation in the future.
You’d think that’d be the sort of thing worth mentioning.