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

Soybeans Drop on Weaker Meal

Friday’s double digit losses flipped the soybean market to net red for the week’s move as beans closed down by 11 to 17 ¾ cents and left Jan at a net 5 ¾ cent loss for the week. Jan beans finished the month of November with a net 37 ½ cent gain. Soymeal futures led the way lower with 2.32% to 3.8% losses of as much as $16.90/ton on Friday. Soybean Oil closed the last trade day of the week 71 to 91 points weaker, leaving the Jan contract at a net 116 point gain for the week. 

USDA confirmed two private export sales reports, with a 132k MT sale to China and a 198k MT sale to unknown destinations. 

The monthly CAIR crush data showed 201.37 mbu of soybeans were processed in October, matching the trade average guess. That was a new monthly record and was up 2.4% from last year. Soybean oil stocks were shown at 1.487 billion lbs, compared to 1.6b last month and the trade average guess of 1.54 billion. 

USDA reported 1.895 MMT of soybeans were sold for export during the w... 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 Nov 28, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
398,034 (+6,780)
428,428 (-16,603)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
138,388 (-12,180)
87,691 (+10,929)
Producers - Long / Short
264,157 (+8,752)
395,019 (-13,800)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
120,688 (-1,959)
20,220 (-2,790)
Managed Money - Long / Short
112,278 (-9,557)
41,127 (+5,114)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,110 (-2,623)
46,564 (+5,815)
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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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The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

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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