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UKGILT Long Gilt Future

CFD Bonds

Bonds

Fixed Income Government Debt ICE Futures Europe
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Why Trade UKGILT?

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What is Long Gilt Future / UKGILT?

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.

UKGILT Product Specification

Contract Size
100
Margin Currency
GBP
Profile Currency
GBP
Pip Value
1
Asset Class
Sector
Fixed Income
Sub-Sector
Government Debt
Expiry
Perpetual
Max Lots
1000
Minimum Size
0.1
Step
0.01
3-Day Swap
N/A
Product Specs

UKGILT Sessions

Exchange
ICE Futures Europe
Market Hours
24 Hrs
Expiry
Perpetual
Monday
10:00-20:00
Tuesday
10:00-20:00
Wednesday
10:00-20:00
Thursday
10:00-20:00
Friday
10:00-20:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Time Zone
GMT +2 / GMT +3

UKGILT Platform Access

Price Feed
Desktop
Web
Mobile
FIX API
Scalping / News
Automated Trading
Day Trading

Popular UKGILT FAQs

What is the minimum trade size for UKGILT?

The minimum trade size for UKGILT is 0.1

What is the maximum trade size I can open on UKGILT?

1000 lots

Is CFD trading risky?

CFD trading is extremely risky. Trading any leveraged product carries significant risk as you have the ability to open positions that are far larger than your account balance.

What leverage do we offer on Bonds?

We offer competitive leverage rates which are determined by the Afterprime entity you register with.

What is the value of one Bonds point?

One Bonds point is normally = to 1 unit of base currency. For instance, one Bonds point of UKGILT is = to 1 GBP.

UKGILT Trading Strategies

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.

UKGILT Yield Curves

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:

  • Interest rates: A rise in interest rates will lead to a fall in prices and vice versa
  • Inflation: A rise in inflation will lead to a fall in prices and vice versa
  • Maturity date: Gilts with longer maturity dates will be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than Gilts with shorter maturity dates
  • Credit quality: Gilts issued by AA rated banks will be more expensive than those issued by A rated banks

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.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk.

UKGILT Trading Strategies.

The Afterprime liquidity mix for the bonds market has been specially designed to cater for all bonds trading styles. Enjoy trading on UKGILT with fast speeds and low costs.

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Low Costs

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STP Execution

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Execution From < 1ms

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No restrictions

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Low financing

Large Traders

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Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 62% of retail investors' accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Please refer to our full Risk Disclosure Notice.

This website does not contain, and should not be construed as containing investment advice or an investment recommendation or, an offer or solicitation for any transactions in financial instruments.

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