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Soybean Jul '23 (ZSN23)
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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Meal Fades as Friday Beans and Oil Bounce

The soy market settled the last trade day of the week mixed with beans and soy oil higher to lower meal. The November soybean contract was 2 ½ cents higher at the close, but still under the $13 mark. Nov beans fell a net 44 cents for the week. Soymeal futures were down $2.10 to $2.50/ton for the day, ending the week with a $5.40 drop. Soybean Oil futures closed 114 to 122 points higher on the day, rounding out the week on a net 253 point loss for the October contract. USDA reported the cash B100 prices as $6.15 in IL and $4.85/gal in MN – both UNCH for the week. 

CFTC’s weekly Commitment of Traders update showed managed money was 45,832 contracts net long in soybeans on 9/19. That was a 28k contract weaker net long through the week given major long liquidation. The commercial soybean hedgers added 26k new long hedges and took their net short down to 115,152 contracts. Spec traders were also closing meal longs through the week, reducing their net long by 6.3k contracts to 55.9k... 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
07/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 12, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
366,434 (-1,590)
434,874 (-1,993)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
162,761 (+1,293)
77,544 (+3,405)
Producers - Long / Short
238,861 (-2,608)
392,247 (-2,970)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
116,558 (-803)
31,612 (-844)
Managed Money - Long / Short
110,244 (-4,104)
42,769 (+4,898)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,517 (+5,397)
34,775 (-1,493)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1387-4 +7.80%
on 06/15/23
1616-4 -7.47%
on 07/03/23
+107-4 (+7.74%)
since 06/14/23
1270-6 +17.71%
on 05/31/23
1616-4 -7.47%
on 07/03/23
+28-4 (+1.94%)
since 04/14/23
1270-6 +17.71%
on 05/31/23
1616-4 -7.47%
on 07/03/23
+154-2 (+11.50%)
since 07/14/22

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Meal Fades as Friday Beans and Oil Bounce

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1522-0
2nd Resistance Point 1516-6
1st Resistance Point 1506-2
Last Price 1495-6s
1st Support Level 1490-4
2nd Support Level 1485-2
3rd Support Level 1474-6

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52-Week High 1616-4
Last Price 1495-6s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1484-3
Fibonacci 50% 1443-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 1402-7
52-Week Low 1270-6

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