STIR Futures Trading Strategies

Do your brokerage have guys that trade STIR (Short Term Interest Rates) full time? Is there any guidance that a beginner STIR trader should pay attention to?

We have many traders who exercise different methodologies while we provide the right infrastructure for them. However, can not approach our traders since we respect their privacy.

We can provide you with some of the elementary STIR (short-term interest rate) trading elements:

  • Many of the traders who focus on STIR Futures trade the Eurodollar and Euribor. These instruments trade in excess of one trillion dollars each day in notional funds.

  • Those who trade STIR focus on spreads: intra-contract spread market and cross-market trading against other financial product.

  • Some of the additional interest rates products that some may focus on are ASX 90-day bank accepted bill in Australia, London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate (HIBOR), and Tokyo Interbank Offered Rate (TIBOR).

Those who trade STIR understand term structures, follow fundamentals and understand interest rates policies.

We hope this sends you in the right direction.

Thank you.
Matt Z
Optimus Futures