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U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Trading

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Trading - Get latest U.S. Treasury Bond futures prices (Quotes), trading charts, breaking news & futures contract specifications.



U.S. Treasury Bond Futures

Current U.S. Treasury Bond Futures | Futures Prices

Latest U.S. T-Bond Futures News

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U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Prices — Historical Chart

Chart of U.S. Treasury Bond Futures futures updated June 1, 2012. Click the chart to enlarge. Press ESC to close.

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Trading Chart updated June 1, 2012

Disclaimer: This material 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.

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U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Contract Specifications



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Product Symbol ZB

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Contract Size The unit of trading shall be U.S. Treasury Bonds having a face value at maturity of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or multiples thereof

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Price Quotation Points ($1,000) and 1/32 of a point. For example, 134-16 represents 134 16/32. Par is on the basis of 100 points.

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Venue CME Globex, Open Outcry (New York)

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CME Globex Hours (EST) SUN - FRI: 5:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Open Outcry Hours (EST) MON - FRI: 7:20 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Minimum Fluctuation Par shall be on the basis of 100 points, with each point equal to $1,000 per contract. The minimum price fluctuation shall be one thirty-second of one point (equal to $31.25 per contract), except for intermonth spreads for which the minimum price fluctuation shall be one-quarter of one thirty-second of one point (equal to $7.8125 per contract). Contracts shall not be made on any other price basis

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Position Limits and Position Accountability

In accordance with Rule 559., no person shall own or control positions in excess of 25,000 contracts in an expiring contract during the contract’s last 10 trading days (Rule 18102.F.). No hedge exemptions will be permitted with respect to this position limit.

Position accountability, as defined in Rule 560, will apply to trading of U.S. Treasury Bond futures.

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Termination of Trading

No trades in an expiring contract shall be made during the last 7 business days of the contract’s named month of expiration. Any contract remaining open after the last day of trading must be either: (a) settled by physical delivery no later than the last business day of the contract’s named month of expiration (Rule 18103.); or

(b) liquidated by means of a bona fide Exchange of Futures for Related Position (Rule 538.) no later than 12:00 noon on the fifth business day preceding the last business day of the contract’s named month of expiration

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Listed Contracts The first three consecutive contracts in the March, June, September, and December quarterly cycle.

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Physical Delivery

Each individual contract lot that is delivered must be composed of one and only one contract grade Treasury bond issue. The amount at which the short Clearing Member making delivery shall invoice the long Clearing Member taking delivery of said bonds (Rule 18105.A.) shall be determined as:

Invoice Amount = ($1000 x P x c) + Accrued Interest

where P is the contract daily settlement price on the day that the short Clearing Member gives the Clearing House notice of intention to deliver (Rule 18104.A.). P shall be expressed in points and fractions of points with par on the basis of 100 points (Rule 18102.C.); and

c is a conversion factor equal to the price at which a bond with the same time to maturity as said bond or, if callable, same time to first call (as per Rule 18101.A.), and with the same coupon rate as said bond, and with par on the basis of one (1) point, will yield 6% per annum according to conversion factor tables prepared and published by the Exchange.

For each individual contract lot that is delivered, the product expression ($1000 x P x c) shall be rounded to the nearest cent, with half-cents rounded up to the nearest cent.


Example: Assume that P is 100 and 25/32nds. Assume that c is 0.9633. The product expression ($1000 x P x c) is found to be $97,082.578125. The rounded amount that enters into determination of the Invoice Amount is $97,082.58.

In the determination of the Invoice Amount for each individual contract lot being delivered, Accrued Interest shall be charged to the long Clearing Member taking delivery by the short Clearing Member making delivery, in accordance with 31 CFR Part 306--General Regulations Governing U.S. Securities, Subpart E--Interest. See also Rule 18102.B.

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Expiring Futures Contracts Delivery

Deliveries against expiring contracts shall be by book-entry transfer between accounts of Clearing Members at qualified banks (Rule 18109.) in accordance with 31 CFR Part 306--General Regulations Governing U.S. Securities, Subpart O--Book-Entry Procedure, and 31 CFR Part 357--Regulations Governing Book-Entry of U.S. Treasury Bonds, Notes and Bills held in Legacy Treasury Direct®.

Deliveries against an expiring contract can be made no earlier than the first business day of the contract’s named month of expiration, and no later than the last business day of the contract’s named month of expiration (Rule 18103).

All deliveries must be assigned by the Clearing House.

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Delivery Period

Delivery of contract grade U.S. Treasury bonds may be made by a short Clearing member, upon any business day of the contract delivery month that the short Clearing Member may select. The contract delivery month shall be derived so as to commence on, and to include, the first business day of the contract’s named month of expiration, and to extend to, and to include, the last business day of the contract’s named month of expiration.

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Grade and Quality Specifications

The contract grade for delivery on futures made under these Rules shall be U.S. Treasury fixedprincipal bonds which have fixed semi-annual coupon payments, and which:

(a) if not callable, have a remaining term to maturity of at least 15 years but less than 25 years; or

(b) if callable, are not callable for at least 15 years, and have a remaining term to maturity of less than 25 years.

For the purpose of determining a U.S. Treasury bond’s eligibility for contract grade, its remaining term to maturity (or, if callable, its remaining term to first call) shall be calculated from the first day of the contract’s named month of expiration, and shall be rounded down to the nearest three-month increment (e.g., 15 years 5 months 18 days shall be taken to be 15 years 3 months).

New issues of U.S. Treasury bonds that satisfy the standards in this Rule shall be added to the contract grade as they are issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Exchange shall have the right to exclude any new issue from the contract grade or to further limit outstanding issues from the contract grade.

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Rulebook Chapter 18

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Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CBOT.

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