China's five-year treasury bond futures opened mixed on Monday, with the contract for settlement in December down 0.03 percent at 99.51 yuan (about 15.61 U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in March 2016 opened 0.11 percent higher at 99.61 yuan. The contract for settlement in June 2016 had no trading at the opening.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on or 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.