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The 30 year U.S. Treasury Bond, also called "the long bond" is a Government-debt security with a coupon and original maturity of 30 years. It is the government issue of longest maturity. Since the 30 year bond ties up money for so long it normally pays a higher interest rate yield than shorter term issuances. Interest is paid semiannually.

The CBOT 30 YR Bond 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 30 YR Bond futures, and 30 YR Bond options on futures to take advantage of interest rate volatility.

Whether you are a speculator or a hedger, this section on the 30 YR T-Bond market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the 30 YR T-Bond 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 30 YR T-Bond 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 30 YR T-Note market.