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Ultra T-Bond Sep '20 (UDU20)

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Ultra T-Bond Futures Market News and Commentary

T-notes Close Lower on a Strong U.S. July Payrolls Report and Higher German Bund Yields

Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU20) on Friday closed down -6.5 ticks, and the 10-year T-note yield rose +2.3 bp to 0.559%.

Sep 10-year T-note prices on Friday gave up an early advance and drifted lower throughout the day. T-notes retreated on Friday's better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report. Higher German bund yields on Friday also kept the pressure on T-note prices. Losses were limited as an escalation of U.S./China tensions undercut global equity markets, and as U.S. lawmakers continue to wrangle over a virus relief package.

T-notes moved lower on Friday's monthly U.S. payroll report, which showed that July nonfarm payrolls rose +1.763 million, stronger than expectations of +1.480 million. Also, the July unemployment rate fell -0.9 to 10.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.6%. In addition, U.S. July avg hourly earnings rose +0.2% m/m and +4.8% y/y, stronger than expectations of -0.5% m/m and +4.2% y/y.

Other U.S. data on Friday was supportive... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Ultra Treasury Bond
Contract Size
$100,000
Tick Size
32nds of a point ($31.25 per contract) rounded up to the nearest cent per contract; par is on the basis of 100 points
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 2:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$11,000/10,000
First Notice Date
08/31/20 (21 days)
Expiration Date
09/21/20 (42 days)

Seasonal Chart

Ultra T-Bond Sep '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
817,124 (-7,246)
529,032 (-11,595)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
65,302 (+2,511)
400,229 (+2,771)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
26,388 (+249)
123,740 (-9,318)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
555,583 (-9,522)
135,539 (+6,585)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
58,779 (+754)
464,731 (-9,453)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,772 (+727)
15,347 (+305)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
220-00 +2.95%
on 07/13/20
229-25 -1.43%
on 08/06/20
+4-27 (+2.19%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
203-29 +11.08%
on 06/05/20
229-25 -1.43%
on 08/06/20
+8-05 (+3.74%)
since 05/08/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 230-15
1st Resistance Point 228-19
Last Price 226-20
1st Support Level 225-16
2nd Support Level 224-09

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52-Week High 234-19
Last Price 226-20
Fibonacci 61.8% 214-06
Fibonacci 50% 207-29
Fibonacci 38.2% 201-19
52-Week Low 181-06

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