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30 Year Treasury Notes (ZB) 120min Chart & Futures Levels 12.03.2020

December 2nd, 2020 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Broker | Comment (0)

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Each market has a different personality, different behavior along with different times of the day when it is most active. If you are finding that the ES (mini SP) is not giving you enough risk/opportunities then start monitoring a couple of other markets and perhaps explore them in demo / simulated mode.
I think that there are more than a few markets that are suitable for day-trading. Below you will find some observations, tips along with what are unique about these markets, personality and most active trading hours (interest rates, mostly the ten year and 30 year).
In most platforms, the symbols are ZB for 30 year bonds and ZN for 10 year notes.
Product Symbol
ZB
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
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.
Product Symbol
ZN
Underlying Unit
One U.S. Treasury note having a face value at maturity of $100,000.
Deliverable Grades
U.S. Treasury notes with a remaining term to maturity of at least six and a half years, but not more than 10 years, from the first day of the delivery month. The invoice price equals the futures settlement price times a conversion factor, plus accrued interest. The conversion factor is the price of the delivered note ($1 par value) to yield 6 percent.
Price Quote
Points ($1,000) and halves of 1/32 of a point. For example, 126-16 represents 126 16/32 and 126-165 represents 126 16.5/32. Par is on the basis of 100 points.
Tick Size
(minimum fluctuation)
One-half of one thirty-second (1/32) of one point ($15.625, rounded up to the nearest cent per contract), except for intermonth spreads, where the minimum price fluctuation shall be one-quarter of one thirty-second of one point ($7.8125 per contract).
Contract Months
The first five consecutive contracts in the March, June, September, and December quarterly cycle.
These contracts are often affected by many of the economic reports that come out at 8:30 AM Eastern and there is very active volume between the hours of 8 AM EST and 3 PM EST
Volume on both contracts is very good. Ten years will often have 1 million contracts traded per day (might be the second most active US futures market after the mini SP 500) and the bonds will avg. around 300,000 contracts.
These markets can experience very volatile movements during and right after different reports but then will often trade smooth or in an intraday trend the rest of the day.
Spread traders may find some interesting strategies trading the ZB/ZN spread or what I refer to as the 30/10 and some call NOB spread ( notes over bonds).
120 minute chart of the ZB or 30 yr bonds for observation below.

Good Trading

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12-03-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

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Bank of England Rate Decision Tomorrow Morning + Video Library. 3.21.2018

March 21st, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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FOMC is behind us but Bank of England will go through the same exercise tomorrow morning early…More volatility anticipated. 

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Trading Week Starts with Strong Sell off – FOMC this Week

March 19th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Fed Likely to Sidestep Trade War to Raise Rates on March 21

  • 12 Mar 2018
  • By Bluford Putnam
  • Topics: Economic Events, Interest Rates

The trade war that could stem from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum is unlikely to affect GDP, freeing the Fed to raise rates at its March 21 meeting.

Watch Video: http://www.cmegroup.com/education/featured-reports/fed-likely-to-sidestep-trade-war-to-raise-rates-on-march-21.html

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FOMC Tomorrow, March is the Front Month for Stock Indices 12.13.2017

December 12th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Dear Traders,

March is now the FRONT MONTH for all e-mini contracts. March is H8

so YMH8 is the March mini Dow futures 

Tomorrow FOMC announcement. Thursday several European countries will conclude their rate meetings.

I suspect we should see some heightened volatility.

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https://activetrader.cmegroup.com/infocus/story?id=528

US bonds daily chart for review ahead of tomorrow:

US Bonds Daily Chart

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FOMC is behind us. There other markets to daytrade besides the ES….. 7.27.2017

July 26th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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FOMC is behind us. No surprises today and reaction so far has been mild. Metals up, bonds up and stocks slightly down.

The REAL reaction is usually the next day….

I have spoken to many different clients these past few months, discussing some other markets I like to follow and think are suitable for day trading. While the ES is the most liquid, over the last few years we have seen way too many “dead days”. There is nothing wrong with “dead days”, some traders LOVE those quiet, choppy days. I don’t.

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