China's treasury bond futures closed mixed on Monday, with the contract for settlement in December up 0.08 percent to finish at 99.98 yuan (15.65 U.S. dollars).
The March 2016 contract dipped 0.03 percent to close at 99.64 yuan, and the June 2016 contract lost 0.11 percent to 99.58 yuan. 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.