Monthly Archives: April 2017

Highly Correlated Spreads

Spread or pairs trading is a very effective way to hedge your risk exposure to the movements of the broader market. With pairs trades you can make profits through simple and relatively low-risk positions. The trade is market-neutral, which means the direction of the overall market does not affect profit or loss…it’s the change in […]

Yield Curve Is Flattening But Which Spread Should I Trade?

There are many variations of the yield curve to trade, and it can be confusing which is the right one for your needs. So you may be wondering, which should I trade? The answer is relatively simple, if you understand your personal capacity and tolerance for risk, and whether you are a long-term or short-term trader. […]

What Is The TUT Spread?

In a previous post on Yield Curve Trading I list all the popular yield curve spreads that institutional and professional traders watch. The TUT spread is the 2-year over the 10-year Treasury futures spread. It’s a pairs trade that’s the difference between the notional values of the two contracts (cash value of the contracts). This spread […]

Dollar Value Hedging Treasury Futures

When we speak of hedging, what we’re really talking about is a pairs trade, where we go long one asset and short another. We hedge to take advantage of several key aspects of Treasury futures. The most important is the edge we get by eliminating the directional aspect of price (minimizes risk) and focusing instead […]

Yield Curve Trading

Yield Curve trading using futures has been the bread and butter of large institutions and professional traders for decades. This type of spread trading offers excellent returns and hedging opportunities in one of the most liquid markets in the world, US Treasuries. In our opinion, broader adoption to this type of trading into the retail […]