New Contract to Hedge Mortgage Price Risk + Futures Trading Levels for July 13th 2022
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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New Contract to Hedge Mortgage Price Risk
by John Thorpe, Senior Broker
The 10 year note
has been a benchmark of the mortgage industry and the CBOT division of the CME has had a 10 yr note futures contract for nearly 35 years it is based on a 6% coupon and a $100,000.00 face value. the symbol is ZNU22
. the initial margin is 1980.00 per 100,000.. Now you can trade the micro version and this one is yield based rather than Price based so for some, it will be easier to recognize against the current media stream of interest rate quotes on a percentage yield basis. If you have an opinion on the direction of interest rates, this is a low margin cost solution and the symbol is 10YN2 for the July contract that is cash(financially) settled! today’s last price is 2.965 or the rate of the 10 year note you would expect to see rather than 118.16 that represents the full sized contract.
The initial requirement is currently $264.00 it makes sense to have a few contracts running in the background of your portfolio to hedge interest rate price risk. the exchange lists the first 2 months rather than a quarterly cycle for you to trade.
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