BEIJING, March 27 (Xinhua) -- China's five-year treasury bond futures opened mixed on Monday, with the contract for settlement in June 2017 opening 0.04 percent lower at 99.26 yuan (about U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in September 2017 opened 0.025 percent higher at 98.835 yuan. The contract for settlement in December 2017 opened at 97.875 yuan, 0.432 percent lower from the previous close.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on and profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.
The treasury bond futures were launched at the Shanghai-based China Financial Futures Exchange and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013.
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