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T-Note Futures

Markets-T-Note FuturesTreasury notes, or t-notes, are purchased at a price below the denomination of $1,000 and mature, via accumulated interest, to the designated amount in either 1, 5, or 10 years. Every month a coupon payment is made for the t-notes until the maturity year is reached. Of the three t-note types, the most commonly quoted and discussed is the 10-year t-note because it articulates long-term expectations of the market.

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T-Note Facts

Participating in 10 year T-Note futures allows a trader to assess directionality of interest rates as well the ability to hedge risk at the end of a yield curve. Participating in 10 year T-Note futures can also allow one to use a variety of trading strategies like spread trading and trading against different Treasury futures.

Source: CME

Participating in 5 year T-Note futures allows a trader to assess directionality of interest rates as well the ability to hedge risk at the midpoint of a yield curve. Participating in 5 year T-Note futures can also allow one to use a variety of trading strategies like spread trading and trading against different Treasury futures.

Source: CME

Participating in 2 year T-Note futures allows a trader to assess directionality of interest rates as well the ability to hedge risk at the short end of a yield curve. Participating in 2 year T-Note futures can also allow one to use a variety of trading strategies like spread trading and trading against different Treasury futures.

Source: CME

Last updated May 2013.

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