U.S. Treasury Futures and Options

U.S. Treasury futures and options provide a wide variety of market participants around-the-globe with the ability to adjust their interest rate exposure. Futures and options on 2-Year, 5-Year and 10-Year Treasury Notes and 30-Year Treasury Bonds are key tools for those who wish to manage their interest rate risk, as well as those who wish to take advantage of price volatility. Among the most liquid products in the world, U.S. Treasury futures and options lend themselves to a variety of risk management and trading applications, including hedging, income enhancement, duration adjustments, interest rate speculation and spread trades. The average daily volume in Treasury futures and options has been as high as 4.1 million contracts a day1, with more than 90 percent of the futures traded electronically. The availability of U.S. Treasury futures and options on CME Globex further enhances the efficiency of trading these products, providing nearly 24-hour access for users around-the-world. This fact card will provide you with more information about these products and the contract specifications you need to trade.

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Futures & Options Trading

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

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