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STIR Futures: Trading Euribor and Eurodollar futures by Stephen Aikin

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Endgame

A Day in the Life of a STIR Futures Trader

A fictional account of a day in the life of a STIR futures trader with most of the trading techniques presented earlier playing a starring role. Many trading days can be quite slow, so a little artistic licence has been employed. Dates have shifted, events been fabricated and names changed to protect the guilty!

06:30

I switch the computer on. The screen flickers and bursts into life with prices, news, graphs and spreadsheets.

Game on.

I’m fully wired now: nothing that really matters in the world can happen without me knowing about it. It might be on the wires or TV but the prices will break it first. The prices are everything. Fact and fiction distilled.

Storm clouds have been ...

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