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Soybean Mar '23 (ZSH23)
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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soy Market Rallies on Friday

Soybean futures were 0.9% to 1.5% higher on Friday with double digit gains across the front months. The July contract ended the week at a net 30c gain but is still sitting 82 cents in the red for the month. Soymeal futures were 1% to 1.3% higher into the 3-day break. July meal was still a net $6.90/ton lower for the week’s move. Soybean oil futures closed Friday 0.6% to 0.9% in the black, which left July 155 points higher for the week. The market will be closed on Monday for the holiday, with trading set to resume with the Monday night electronic session. USDA reported the weekly cash average B100 price at $3.82/gal in MN – unchanged from last week. 

The weekly Commitment of Traders report had soybean specs exiting longs and adding shorts through the week that ended 5/23. That dropped their net long position 19.8k to 4,147 contracts. The commercial soybean hedgers were adding long hedges to reduce their net short to 79.3k contracts. The managed money meal traders were shown at... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
03/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 23, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
351,024 (+7,174)
353,428 (-1,486)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
138,687 (-8,030)
109,482 (+919)
Producers - Long / Short
226,456 (+8,002)
315,859 (-6,892)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
108,809 (-4,647)
21,810 (+1,587)
Managed Money - Long / Short
85,902 (-14,602)
85,192 (+6,506)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,785 (+6,572)
24,290 (-5,587)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1489-4 +0.69%
on 02/28/23
1554-0 -3.49%
on 02/22/23
-37-6 (-2.46%)
since 02/14/23
1462-2 +2.56%
on 12/20/22
1555-4 -3.58%
on 02/13/23
+14-6 (+0.99%)
since 12/14/22
1299-0 +15.45%
on 07/22/22
1572-2 -4.61%
on 06/09/22
+76-6 (+5.39%)
since 03/14/22

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1504-3
2nd Resistance Point 1503-3
1st Resistance Point 1501-5
Last Price 1499-6s
1st Support Level 1498-7
2nd Support Level 1497-7
3rd Support Level 1496-1

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52-Week High 1572-2
Last Price 1499-6s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1467-7
Fibonacci 50% 1435-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 1403-3
52-Week Low 1299-0

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