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...
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
May Soybeans are trading 1005, up 5 3/4 cents/bushel, November Soybeans are trading at 998 3/4, up 4 1/4 cents/bushel. May Soymeal is trading at 328.1, up 0.9 $/ton. May Soybean Oil is trading at 32.66, up 0.36 cents/lb. Soybeans futures are...
Benzinga  Mar 14  Comment 
May Soybeans are trading 993 1/2, down 12 1/2 cents/bushel, November Soybeans are trading at 988 1/2, down 13 3/4 cents/bushel. May Soymeal is trading at 326.7, down 4.2 $/ton. May Soybean Oil is trading at 31.85, down 0.27 cents/lb. Soybeans...
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
The USDA reported today that weekly export inspections for soybeans as of March 9th totaled 656,288 tonnes. May Soybeans are trading 1007 1/2, up 1 cent/bushel. November Soybeans are trading at 1002, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. May Soymeal is...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASD) was released yesterday. The USDA report showed soybean ending stocks at 435 million bushels versus 420 million a month ago. The agency estimate for global soybean ending stocks...
Benzinga  Mar 9  Comment 
The USDA reported today that Soybean weekly export sales for the current marketing year for the period ending March 2nd totaled 485,500 tonnes. Sales were up 14 percent from last week and down 8 percent from the four week average. There were...


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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