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2. Hot Market Report: 30 Year US Treasury Bonds Offers another Vehicle fopr day-trading
By Ilan Levy-Mayer, VP
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The US 30 year treasury bond market belongs to the "interest rate family" 10 year, 5 year, 2 year notes, the "Ultra bond" and others. All traded on the CBOT exchange.
Bonds have been on a strong uptrend past few months with some large moves day to day as well as intraday. Rather than talk about the longer term and what moves bonds these days ( i.e. rates, global instability, Trump etc.) I want to talk about bonds as one of the better markets in my opinion for day-trading
Hourly chart of T-Bond Futures for your review from this morning ( Sept. 27th 2019). Bonds are a very liquid market with a relatively LARGE tick size of $31.25. Bonds alos have some of the LOWEST exchange fees in the futures markets which make the total cost of trading it cheaper than the mini SP or crude oil for example.
This market offers different type of day-trading vehicle. Different behavior and
personality. I like to look for set ups in this market and the 10 year notes in different ways. One is trying to "SCALP" the large tick size and the other, which I prefer is to look for "longer day trades " using the 15, 30 and 60 minutes charts.
If you are a day-trader, you may want to watch this market, get a feel for the different type of trading it offers versus Indices or crude oil for example and see if it is a "worthy" market to add to your day-trading markets list.
It goes without saying that bonds are an excellent market for options, swing trading and long term trading as well with 23 hours trading, strong volume and excellent liquidity.
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30 yr Treasury Bond Futures Specs Hours: 05:00 PM previous day to 4:00 PM Central Time
Margins: $3330 initial, $3000 Maint. ( as of the date of this newsletter)
Point Value: full point = $1000 ( Example: 144.16 to 145.16 ). Min fluctuation is 0.01 = $31.25 ( Example: 144.16-144.17)
Settlement: Physical Delivery Months: Quarterly (March,June,Sep,Dec)Weekly Options:YES
Some of the basic fundamentals to keep in mind when you are considering trading the U.S.30yr Treasury Bonds for this matter:
1. Interest Rates.
2. FOMC Rate decisions and Language
3. Focus in macroeconomics
4. Bond Prices have an inverse relationship to Interest rates
5. Correlation to US Dollar prices
6. Inflationary prospects
7. Geopolitical Stability
8. U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Stability
Our brokers here at Cannon will be happy to chat about the Bond market, other interest rate products, other futures, options, futures spreads and much more!
Feel free to contact us at any time.
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sources believed to be reliable. Moore Research Center, Inc.
assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is meant
as an alert to events that may affect trading strategies and is not
necessarily complete. The release dates for certain economic
reports may have been rescheduled.
* Please note that the information contained in this letter is intended for clients, prospective clients, and audiences who have a basic understanding, familiarity, and interest in the futures markets.
** The material contained in this letter is of opinion only and does not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.
*** This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading!
RISK DISCLOSURE: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in futures trading can be substantial, carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of your financial condition.