Agrimoney.com  Nov 14  Comment 
Grain and soybean futures make a soft start, amid some pre-weekend profit taking. But some key stats lie ahead. Profit taking revives cotton a little
Agrimoney.com  Oct 22  Comment 
Corn and soybean futures end lower, well below day highs, hurt by a late drop by soymeal, which has become a market focus. But Russia fears lift wheat
newratings.com  Oct 14  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Soybean futures continued to rebound Tuesday, rising further from September's 4-year lows as heavy rains threatened harvests in the Midwest. Farmers will be assessing the damage today as storms move eastward...
newratings.com  Oct 10  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Soybean futures were higher Friday afternoon, trimming steep yearly losses, as the USDA reported production was less robust than market forecasts. The government said today that 2014 soybean production would be 3.927...
Agrimoney.com  Sep 9  Comment 
Chicago's November futures contract falls below $10 a bushel for the first time - a move which some believe could trigger a further decline
Agrimoney.com  Sep 5  Comment 
The prospect of less-than-ideal US growing weather, for once, for corn and soybeans lifts futures. But soft commodities perform less strongly...


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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