Agrimoney.com  Jul 12  Comment 
Grain and soybean futures lose ground heading towards the USDA's key Wasde report, amid ideas that it may prove sanguine on yields. Palm rises a touch
Agrimoney.com  May 26  Comment 
There is no let up in pressure on soybean futures, amid worries over China's demand. But pre-weekend short-covering lifts corn and, especially, wheat
The Hindu Business Line  May 16  Comment 
Soybean prices have been under pressure over the last three weeks. The soybean futures contract on the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) has slumped about 10 per cent from its high...
Agrimoney.com  Apr 24  Comment 
Row crops get support on short-covering, weaker dollar, but wheat futures struggle given huge world supplies
Agrimoney.com  Apr 13  Comment 
Wheat prices ease as investors voice concerns on the slow pace of US shipments, while cocoa futures plumb new lows on weak demand
Agrimoney.com  Apr 11  Comment 
This month's wasde was seen as bearish across the board, with big upgrades to soybean, corn, and wheat crops
Agrimoney.com  Apr 10  Comment 
Argentine rains foster a firm start to soybean futures, which have closed lower five weeks in a row. But palm oil tumbles after Malaysia stocks rise
Agrimoney.com  Apr 5  Comment 
Markets weigh the possibility of a a switch in US acres, while the rally in sugar fails, and coffee markets shrug of rust fears
Agrimoney.com  Mar 31  Comment 
Farmers are forecast to switch from corn and wheat to soybeans, supporting cereals, while sugar puts in its weakest close in ten months
MarketWatch  Mar 31  Comment 
Soybean futures fell Friday, poised for a their lowest settlement since October after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said prospective plantings of the crop are likely to reach a record this year. Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a...


Soybean futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol S in cents per bushel. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol ZS is used.[1]

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

Delivery Dates

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

The following is a table with 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, 2009SF9S/F9-CB
March, 2009SH9S/H9-CB
May, 2009SK9S/K9-CB
July, 2009SN9S/N9-CB
August, 2009SQ9S/Q9-CB
September, 2009SU9S/U9-CB
November, 2009SX9S/X9-CB

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

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

Daily Price Limit

$0.70 per bushel expandable to $1.05 and then to $1.60 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 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 grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: #2 Yellow at contract price, #1 Yellow at a 6 cent/bushel premium, #3 Yellow at a 6 cent/bushel discount.[1]

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