BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Hushen 300 index futures closed higher Monday, with the contract for July 2017 up 1.03 percent to finish at 3,530 points.
The August 2017 contract gained 0.77 percent to close at 3,521 points. The September 2017 contract was up 1.02 percent to finish at 3,508.8 points. The December 2017 contract went up 0.82 percent to finish at 3,480.4 points.
The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a preset value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from either gains or declines in the market.
The index futures was launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the contracts at 3,399 points.