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Treasury Note Trading

US Treasury Notes Defined and Explained

The CBOT trades futures and options on 2-year, 5-year- and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes. These notes are primarily the same, but vary in volatility and tick size. US Treasury notes are barometers for US and International interest impacts.

US Treasury Notes Trading Rates

The 10-year Treasury is a benchmark for setting mortgage interest rates. There are multiple aspects that Treasury traders must understand as each US Treasury Note Trading product differs slightly.

The T-bond Futures Trading Unit is a bond with $100,000 mature face value:

10-year T-note Futures = One U.S. Treasury note with $100,000 mature face value

5-year T-note Futures = One U.S. Treasury note with $100,000 mature face value

2-year T-note Futures = One U.S. Treasury note with $200,000 mature face value

The tick size for T-bond futures is 1/32:

10-year T-note Futures = 1/32

5-year T-note Futures = 1/2 of 1/32

2-year T-note Futures = 1/4 of 1/32

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US Treasury Notes Trading Major Indicators and indices:

Contract Months for T-bond Futures are March, June, September, December

10-year T-note Futures = March, June, September, December

5-year T-note Futures = March, June, September, December

2-year T-note Futures = March, June, September, December

The Last Trading Day for T-bond Futures is the Seventh business day before the last business day of the delivery month.

 

10-year T-note Futures = Seventh business day before the last business day of the delivery month

5-year T-note Futures = Seventh business day before the last business day of the delivery month.

2-year T-note Futures = The earlier of (1) the second business day prior to the issue day of the 2-year note auctioned in the current month, or (2) the last business day of the calendar month.

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