UKGILT is the ticker symbol for Long Gilt Future. UKGILT is a Bonds CFD. ICE Long Gilt is the benchmark for the UK government bond yield curve. Deliverable futures contract on UK Gilts have maturities from 8 years and 9 months to 13 years.
The minimum trade size for UKGILT is 0.1
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One Bonds point is normally = to 1 unit of base currency. For instance, one Bonds point of UKGILT is = to 1 GBP.
UK government bonds, also known as gilts, are an important asset class for traders. Gilts are issued by the UK government and are backed by the full faith and credit of the UK government. The UK gilt market is one of the deepest and most liquid markets in the world, making it an attractive market for traders.
Gilts are traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and are denominated in pounds sterling. The LSE offers two types of gilts: conventional gilts and index-linked gilts. Conventional gilts make periodic interest payments, known as coupons, to holders, while index-linked gilts make coupon payments that are linked to inflation. Index-linked gilts are more popular with traders because they offer protection against inflation risk.
The yield curve is a graphical representation of yields across different maturity dates. The yield curve can be used to compare different assets, such as bonds, and to understand how changes in interest rates will impact the price of those assets. The yield curve for UK gilts is shown below.
Yields increase as maturity dates get further into the future. This is because there is more uncertainty about future interest rates than current interest rates. When trading UK Gilts, traders need to be aware of how changes in interest rates will impact the prices of different maturity dates.
There are a number of factors that will impact the price of a UK Gilt, such as:
UK Gilts are an important asset class for traders due to their deep and liquid market. Gilts are traded on the London Stock Exchange and are denominated in pounds sterling. There are two types of gilts offered on the LSE: conventional gilts and index-linked gilts. Index-linked gilts are more popular with traders because they offer protection against inflation risk. The yield curve is a graphical representation of yields across different maturity dates and can be used to compare different assets and understand how changes in interest rates will impact the price of those assets. There are a number of factors that will impact the price of a UK Gilt, including interest rates, inflation, maturity date, and credit quality.
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