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30 YEAR T-BOND

Contract History 

If you are interested in trading 30 Year T-Bond futures it is helpful to become familiar with the history of the 30 Year T-Bond market. A 30-year Treasury bond has a maturity of 30 years. The 30-year Treasury Bond usually pays a higher interest rate than shorter Treasury Bonds to compensate for the additional risks inherent in the longer maturity. The 30-year bond has long been a favorite of fixed income market participants seeking to match assets to future liabilities and it serves as an important benchmark by which other long-dated securities are measured.

The yield on the 30-year bond is determined at auction. Bonds are sold in increments of $1,000. The minimum purchase is $1,000. You can hold a Treasury bond until it matures or sell it before it matures. A Treasury bond pays interest every six months until it matures. When a Treasury bond matures, you are paid its face value. When the current market price for the 30-year bond rises, the yield for the 30-year bond falls, and vise versa.

U.S. Treasury Bonds and shorter-dated Treasury Notes can trade in a cash secondary market, however most US Treasury Bonds and other U.S. Government securities are traded as futures contracts on the CME futures exchange. 

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