South American Soybean Futures


South American Soybean futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol BS in cents per bushel.[1]

The chart at left displays the front-month South American Soybean prices on the Chicago Board of Trade in cents per bushel.

Delivery Dates

South American Soybean futures are delivered every year in January, March, May, July, August, September, & November.[1]

The following is a table with South American Soybean 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, 2009BSF9BS/F9-CB
March, 2009BSH9BS/H9-CB
May, 2009BSK9BS/K9-CB
July, 2009BSN9BS/N9-CB
August, 2009BSQ9BS/Q9-CB
September, 2009BSU9BS/U9-CB
November, 2009BSX9BS/X9-CB

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One South American Soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is 5,000 bushels.[1]

Daily Price Limit

$0.50 per bushel above or below the previous day's settlement price. 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 South American Soybean 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 South American Soybean grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: ANEC 41 Standards For Brazilian Soybeans (Effective January 1, 2005) Basis Bulk Carrier, Delivered Free On board, Stowed and Trimmed.[1]

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