Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by J-S, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. J-S


    Hi - My trading system calls for trading T-Notes, and I'm wondering what the differences are between trading 2, 5 and 10 year contracts.

    Could anyone fill me in on the pros & cons? I'm trading a trend following system, so whichever ones are most suitable.....

    Also - are there any other versions other than 2, 5 or 10?

    Many thanks

  2. bone


    Don't trade the CBOT Two-years. Very low volume. Trade the Tens.
  3. Htrader

    Htrader Guest

    10-yrs are the most liquid contract and its the one that almost all of the trader use.
  4. J-S


    Thanks guys - 10 years it is.

    I'm interested to know - are 5 years ever a viable option?
  5. bone


    Fives are fine, but the trading range is narrower, you'll have to trade more contracts (commissions) and you will be more susceptible to flattening and steepening from the belly of the yield curve.
  6. nitro


    Does anybody trade the spread between the tens and the thirties, or any other combination?