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The 10 year U.S. Treasury Note is a Government-debt security with a coupon and original maturity of 10 years. The 10 year note is the benchmark for determining mortgage interest rates in the United States. Even though most mortgage notes are written for 30 years most mortgages are either moved or paid off in 7-10 years.

The 10 year note is the most active bond product on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). It is the most frequently quoted when discussing the performance of the U.S. government bond market. It is also used to convey the market's take on longer-term macroeconomic expectations.

The CBOT 10 yr Note futures contract is an interest rate product that can be used to hedge against interest rate risk, or to speculate on future interest rate movement. There are numerous investment strategies using 10 yr Note futures and 10 yr Note options on futures to take advantage of interest rate volatility.

Whether you are a speculator or a hedger, this section on the 10 YR T-Note market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the 10 YR T-Note market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margin requirements, and news that are affecting the 10 YR T-Note market. However, if you are new to the currency markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade.

Getting Started Trading Interest Rate Futures

Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "How To Get Started Trading Interest Rate Products". It was published by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This is a must read guide for any speculator or hedger considering an trade in the interest rate futures or interest rate options.

Click here to contact a licensed commodities broker with experience in the 10 YR T-Note market.