Agrimoney.com  May 24  Comment 
Soybean futures fall back, dragging corn down with them, while the sell-off in sugar continues
Agrimoney.com  May 24  Comment 
Soybean futures drop again, after data show rapid US plantings. Corn, cotton fall in sympathy, despite less positive seedings data
Agrimoney.com  May 12  Comment 
Sugar futures broke new highs on momentum buying, while funds unwound long soybean short corn and wheat spreads
Agrimoney.com  May 10  Comment 
Soybean stocks will shrink faster than expected, in the US and globally, the USDA said, sending prices skyward
Agrimoney.com  May 6  Comment 
Soybeans bounce back, while arabica rallies through technical resistance, by cocoa extends its slide
Agrimoney.com  Apr 21  Comment 
Continued fund buying drives soybean markets ever higher, but corn and wheat take a breather after their recent rally
Agrimoney.com  Apr 20  Comment 
Soybean futures hit a fresh eight-month high in early deals... corn futures a four-month top... wheat takes gains this week above 6%. Palm gains most
Agrimoney.com  Mar 17  Comment 
Soybean futures touch $9 a bushel for the first time in two months, helped by more gains in soyoil, bought by traders "on edge" over India's monsoon
Agrimoney.com  Feb 11  Comment 
Wheat and soybean futures open firm, as comments by the head of the US central bank deepen a dollar retreat. But ethanol concerns hold back corn


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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