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Interest Rate Futures

What does Interest Rate Futures mean?

A futures contract to buy or sell a debt instrument at a specified future date at a price that is fixed today. The underlying security for Interest Rate Futures may be Government Bond or T-Bill.

Futures Knowledge Explains Interest Rate Futures

It is a specific type of interest rate derivative with fixed income securities underlying assets such as U.S. Treasury issues, or based on the levels of specified interest rates such as LIBOR. Treasury-bill futures, Treasury-bond futures and Eurodollar futures are some common Interest Futures. This enables the buyer and seller to lock in the price of the interest-bearing asset for a future date. Currency is excluded from this category, even though interest rates are a factor in currency values.

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