China 5-year treasury bond futures open mixed Monday

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's five-year treasury bond futures opened mixed Monday, with the contract for settlement in March 2021 opening 0.01 percent lower at 99.8 yuan (about 15.4 U.S. dollars).

The contract for settlement in June 2021 opened 0.01 percent higher at 99.78 yuan. The contract for settlement in September 2021 had no trading at opening.

The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price on a 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.