Soybean Oil Futures

Benzinga  Nov 23  Comment 
January Soybeans are trading at 1029 1/2 , down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. January Soymeal is trading at 319.4, down 7.9 $/ton. Soybean Oil futures haves surged up during an active and choppy trade. January Soybean Oil is trading at 36.48, up 1.71...
Benzinga  Jan 8  Comment 
Soybean futures are trading lower mid-day in quiet trading. Volumes are expected to be light ahead of Monday's USDA Grain Report, which is normal. Soybean futures were higher early on and are now trading 3 cents lower. March Soymeal is lower at...


Soybean Oil futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol BO in cents per pound. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol ZL is used.[1]


Soybean Oil futures prices for a July, 2009 delivery date. Prices are in cents per pound.

Delivery Dates

Soybean Oil futures are delivered every year in January, March, May, July, August, September, October, & December.[1]

The following is a table with soybean oil futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
January, 2009BOF9BO/F9-CB
March, 2009BOH9BO/H9-CB
May, 2009BOK9BO/K9-CB
July, 2009BON9BO/N9-CB
August, 2009BOQ9BO/Q9-CB
September, 2009BOU9BO/U9-CB
October, 2009BOV9BO/V9-CB
December, 2009BOZ9BO/Z9-CB

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Soybean Oil futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is 60,000 pounds.[1]

Daily Price Limit

2.5 cents per pound expandable to 3.5 cents per pound and then to 5.5 cents per pound when the market closes at limit bid or limit offer. There shall be no price limits on the current month contract on or after the second business day preceding the first day of the delivery month.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Soybean Oil futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade ends on the business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Soybean Oil grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: Crude soybean oil meeting exchange-approved grades and standards-see exchange Rules and Regulations for exact specifications.[1]

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