Trading Belly of the Curve

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by youngtrader, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Anybody trade only 5yr notes or bobl futures here? I currently trade the front end of the curve most of the time and find that there just isn't enough bang for your buck in there (my commisions are fairly high so I have to hold positions a little longer during the day than say a scalper). I am not quite ready to switch to the way back of the curve yet (im still a newbie) but thought that the belly might be a happy medium.

    The problem is that the belly is usually spread against everything else and it sometimes seems hard to judge where it is going compared to just judging where the very front end is going. The belly also doesn't seem to trade in tandem with the 2yr and 10yr or schatz and bund sometimes. It seems to have a mind of its own sometimes imo.

    Any advice on this subject is greatly appreciated.:)