Although interest rates can be traded in many different ways, trading them in the form of contracts-for-difference (CFD) from an ECN forex broker is probably the best way for most independent retail traders. Thanks to the power of leverage, CFDs make it possible to earn significant profits (or losses) even with just a small trading account.
Interest rates are tradable instruments with maturity dates. As such, interest rate CFD positions need to be closed out or rolled over into new contracts on or before the specified maturity date. Different ECN forex brokers and others all handle this process in slightly different ways, which means that it is important for you to understand how this process works with your chosen broker before you decide to trade interest rates.