I would like to trade treasuries . I have used the CBOT contracts in the past for very short term trades but I would like to hold over night and build positions where I can average up and down. Because of my account size I can't do that with the big contract I would be wiped out in no time. I like the ability to trade overnight so the ETF's are not the best option I can't trade them until shortly before the New York open and in case of a big move overnight I would take larger than usual losses. There used to be mini contracts for the 10 and 30 year , they ve been discontinued . I haven't looked at the exchange offerings, is there something similar currently offered ? It's hard to keep up with all the changes at these exchanges . I am thinking about trading CFD's but what I read about one of the supposedly better broker , Saxobank, doesn't reassure me. Alos experience trading gold with Oanda which is better than other broekrs tells me it's a losing proposition compared to GLD or YG because of the very large spread. So what are my options ? How about trading cash treasuries ? I could trade any size I want , right ? What issue is best to trade, the on the run I suppose but which one is that ? I don't think you can trade them outisde of regular hours, what about those electronic platforms ? What about trading the 2 and 5 year futures instead? Are those liquid overnight ? Not that I need it to trade but will my stop be executed near the stop price ? I could also trade Schatz and BOBL instead for the smaller volatility and tick value but I can't seem to find good free historical data and charts anywhere and a chart package will probably be expensive for the amount of my trading in those products. I use Futuresource.com free charts which is eSignal data but there are no continuous contracts for example. Does IB offer historical data for Eurex, I believe their US futures charts are day session only and I use the electronic session charts.