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Soybean May '24 (ZSK24)

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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Bounce into the Weekend

Soybean posted stronger trade action on Friday as contracts rallied 10 to 15 cents into the close. They still posted some weakness this week as May lost 11 cents and November was down 8 ½ cents. Soymeal futures were up $5.40 to $8.20/ton in the nearbys.  Soy Oil continued to be a drag on the complex this week, with 26 point losses in the front months.

A private export sale of 124,000 MT of soybeans to unknown destinations was reported this morning for old crop shipment. Fresh NOPA data will be out on Monday for March with the trade expecting 197.79 mbu of beans crushed among members during the months. Soy oil stocks are pegged at 1.792 billion lbs. 

Chinese Soybean imports in March totaled 5.54 MMT, a drop of 20% from the same month last year and a 4-year low for the month. The first quarter total was 18.58 MMT, the lowest since 2020. 

Brazil’s soybean production estimate from Safras & Mercado was back up 2.65 MMT from their previous number at 151.25 MMT. That is i... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybean
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
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,640/2,400
First Notice Date
04/30/24 (15 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/24 (29 days)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean May '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
484,852 (-12,081)
319,200 (-8,593)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,965 (-4,424)
249,442 (-3,987)
Producers - Long / Short
335,552 (-10,671)
305,187 (-2,228)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
136,632 (+3,771)
1,345 (-1,184)
Managed Money - Long / Short
53,027 (-3,730)
179,384 (-4,391)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
37,938 (-694)
70,058 (+404)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1151-0 +1.54%
on 04/11/24
1226-6 -4.73%
on 03/21/24
-29-4 (-2.46%)
since 03/15/24
3-Month
1128-4 +3.57%
on 02/29/24
1252-6 -6.71%
on 01/25/24
-67-0 (-5.42%)
since 01/12/24
52-Week
1128-4 +3.57%
on 02/29/24
1420-6 -17.74%
on 07/24/23
-136-0 (-10.42%)
since 04/14/23

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The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1210-2
2nd Resistance Point 1195-0
1st Resistance Point 1184-4
Last Price 1168-4
1st Support Level 1158-6
2nd Support Level 1143-4
3rd Support Level 1133-0

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52-Week High 1420-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 1309-1
Fibonacci 50% 1274-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 1240-1
Last Price 1168-4
52-Week Low 1128-4

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