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STIR Futures: Trading Euribor and Eurodollar futures by Stephen Aikin

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3. Trading STIR Futures

Trading Opportunities: The Two Trades

There are two ways to trade STIR futures:

  1. outright trading, which is the purchase or sale of a single contract only
  2. spread trading, which is the trading of multiple contracts against each other. Spread trading (also known as strategy trading) can be either intra-contract, where trades are within the same futures contract or inter-contract, where one contract is traded against another correlated contract.

Outright trading

Outright trading is the simplest form of trading but also one of the most difficult. Someone once described futures trading as “being the hardest way to make easy money” and no doubt they were probably referring to outright trading.

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