China Hushen 300 index futures open lower Thursday
BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Hushen 300 index futures opened lower on Thursday, as the contract for settlement in August 2018 opened 0.05 percent lower at 3,295.8 points.
The September 2018 contract opened 0.25 percent lower at 3,271.6 points. The December 2018 contract opened 0.18 percent lower at 3,249.8 points. The March 2019 contract opened 0.25 percent lower at 3,233 points.
The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the blue-chip 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.[ Editor: Xueying ]