Agrimoney.com  Jul 22  Comment 
Grain and soybean futures show gains, amid ideas that low prices may encourage buyers, and that US weather may be a touch less than perfect after all
Agrimoney.com  Jul 17  Comment 
Soybean futures have significant scope for further falls, to judge by previous years when US yields set records, Jefferies Bache says
Agrimoney.com  Jul 7  Comment 
The bank says it is "waiting for the other shoe to drop for soybean prices", citing their strength compared with those of corn
Agrimoney.com  Jun 27  Comment 
Cocoa is lifted by data showing a drop in exchange inventories, while arabica coffee tumbles. DuPont's profit-warning sends corn, soy different ways
Agrimoney.com  Jun 12  Comment 
The discount of distant soybean futures to nearby contracts is more than a one-off anomaly, research by USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber suggest
Agrimoney.com  Jun 2  Comment 
New crop soybean prices are overvalued, Rabobank says, despite a relatively low estimate for the US harvest. But the bank is upbeat on palm oil prices
Agrimoney.com  May 9  Comment 
The US adds 10m tonnes to its forecast for world corn stocks this season, and sees them ending 2014-15 at a 15-year high. Soybean futures fare better
Agrimoney.com  May 8  Comment 
Soybean futures bounce, helped by a series of supports, including Chinese and US trade data and chart factors. But coffee drops back below $2 a pound


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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