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Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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Yield Curve Butterflies & Steepeners

Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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Using a series of visuals to examine the yield curve, the tastytrade team analyzes potential opportunities across the US Treasury futures.

Paying particular attention to the Two Year, Five Year and Ten Year Notes, the team presents a variety of yield curve "steepening" trades as well as "butterfly" spreads that will capitalize on changes in interest rates. Tune in as they walk through the ratio/setup for these strategies and what to expect when entering and managing these positions.

10 Year Note Contract Specs
  • Symbol: /ZN
  • Contract Size:$100,000
  • Delta: 1000
  • Minimum Tick: .5 of 1/32=1/64th
  • Tick Value: $15.625
  • Expiration: March, June, September, December

5 Year Note Contract Specs
  • Symbol: /ZF
  • Contract Size:$100,000
  • Delta: 1000
  • Minimum Tick: .25 of 1/32
  • Tick Value: $7.625
  • Expiration: March, June, September, December

2 Year Note Contract Specs
  • Symbol: /ZT
  • Contract Size:$200,000
  • Delta: 2000
  • Minimum Tick: .25 of 1/32 or 1/128
  • Tick Value: $15.625
  • Expiration: March, June, September, December

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