Micro Treasury Futures Hit 1 Million Contracts Traded
Since their launch in August, CME Group’s Micro Treasury Yield futures have traded over 1 million contracts. These innovative contracts from the CME Group, provide market participants an efficient and cost-effective method to trade the U.S. Treasury benchmark rates.
“At just under six months old, we’re pleased with the support and participation we’ve seen from clients and market participants for our Micro Treasury Yield futures contracts,” said Agha Mirza, CME Group Global Head of Rates and OTC Products. “In an environment of shifting monetary and fiscal policy, U.S. Treasury risk management continues to be more important than ever. These micro-sized contracts allow traders of all sizes to gain exposure to yield of on-the-run Treasury securities or more precisely hedge U.S. Treasury auction issuance, in an efficient, cost-effective way.”
Top Reasons to Trade Micro Treasury Futures
- Scale Exposure — Target opportunity and scale exposure to the Treasury marketplace with a small contract size.
- Highly Leveraged Investment — Benefit from futures trading leverage to control a larger contract value with your capital. Financial leverage can result in losses greater than the initial margin and traders should be aware of the risks involved in trading futures.
- Financial Efficiency — The small contract size and low margin requirements are ideal for those looking to reduce financial exposure. You can trade these contracts with NinjaTrader with intraday margins as low as $50.
- Position Versatility — Add more flexibility for position management to your trading strategies using Micro contracts.
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