Bund and Gilt Traders

splasher

Active member
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Anyone here actively trading Bunds or Gilts either intraday or swing?
Couldn't see any threads and was surprised that noone here was
Splash
 

JonnyT

Senior member
2,560 22
Hi Splasher,

I toy with them but they just don't move like Forex so require different strategies.

Its something on my list to try and produce a working system for the Bund/Boble/TNote

I suspect some sort of fading strategy or very short term is in order rather than trying to pick a trend for a day.

Swing trading does look a real possibilty, again its on my to do list.

JonnyT
 

wyndrum

Newbie
3 0
Hi Splash,

I have been trading Bunds for 3 years on an intraday basis.

Hi JonnyT,

your spot on not trying to get a trend to last all day on the Bund! On the other hand you (normally) get 2-3 opportunities to make money on the way up and down and back up again (or vice versa).

Its taken a while but I feel pretty comfortable with that market and its quirks.
 

splasher

Active member
103 0
Good to hear there are other bond tarders on here........i've pm'd you both to see if we can get a forum going on this....................
 

minx

Well-known member
328 10
Me too, been doing Bunds but mainly Bobl for 4 years intraday, hoping to move to a longer time period now though, less stress ;)
 

wyndrum

Newbie
3 0
Hi Minx,

As I am using geared funds I find being square at the end of the day very relaxing.

The US is the moving force and as they trade when we are all akip its a bit too nervy for me having to see what effect they make on the bund when it opens

Also I tend to trade till I have made my money which can happen in less than 5 minutes (though generally its a couple of hours) but overall the longer I watch the market the more I trade and more often than not its a less profitable exercise then hitting and running.

I am quite modest in my expectation. I look for about 10 tics and then I am out. The only thing is I have to wait for a level to hove into view so that my stop is no more than 3 tics and thats normally why I have to wait and be patient.

If I get it right, the move itself usually follows right after and I am done within 10-20 minutes.
 

tens

Junior member
10 0
Bonds on cbot

hey guys, im a member over here at the cbot, trade the bonds...usually scalping, making like 20-30 trades a day..
cheers
 

tens

Junior member
10 0
Nope, I started on the screen.. the floor is untenable unless you can handle 500lots and up..
Connect is great with the new T1 line...no outages..no price netting..some of the biggest players spoof, but nothing like the flipper (yet)..
cheers
 

splasher

Active member
103 0
Wha6t do you think of the bond market in general guys today?
Short squeeze still going on or a sustained move higher on the cards?
 

tens

Junior member
10 0
I think its a short squeeze..the big players probably just wanted to cover their shorts into the summer until sept..if it retraces much more than 50% of the downmove, im probably wrong.
 

wyndrum

Newbie
3 0
Boring day on the 10 year Bund, keeps edging higher but with little conviction, looks to be running out of steam so I will short around 86/87( if it gets there!) but its probably too late in the day to get much of a move. Still it will be a tight stop so its worth a go.
 

Simon55

Newbie
1 0
Beginners problems...

wyndrum said:
Hi Splash,

I have been trading Bunds for 3 years on an intraday basis.

Hi JonnyT,

your spot on not trying to get a trend to last all day on the Bund! On the other hand you (normally) get 2-3 opportunities to make money on the way up and down and back up again (or vice versa).

Its taken a while but I feel pretty comfortable with that market and its quirks.


Hi Wyndrum,

I've just started to trade the Bunds intraday live after four months on a simulator. As a beginner I've had some trouble adjusting but feel things are moving in the right direction. However, over recent weeks I've found the goalposts have been moved in the form of this fella called Paul Rotter aka The Flipper. Just wondering if he's throwing the same problems at yourself and if you've any sound advice on how to trade while he's manipulating the Eurex markets.

Kind regards,

Simon.
 
 
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