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Soybean Sep '23 (ZSU23)
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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soymeal Missed Out on Friday Rally

Most ag markets saw strength into the weekend, though meal futures were down $1.70 to $3.60 for the settle. July soymeal was down a net $4.40 for the week. Soybean prices ended the session with double digit gains of as much as 23 cents. July was a net 15 1/4 cents higher for the week’s move, while November settled at a net weekly loss of 5 3/4 cents. Friday’s soy oil trade left futures 3.4% higher with triple digit gains. That flipped July BO net higher for the week. USDA cited the MN cash B100 price at $3.82 for the week, UNCH from last week. 

CFTC data had the soybean spec traders at just a 529 contract net long at the settle of 5/30. That was a 3,618 contract weaker net long through the week as more longs were closed than were shorts. The last time spec traders were net short in soybeans was April of 2020 during Covid. Commercial soybean hedgers lightened their net short by 5k contracts to 74k as of 5/30. The weekly update had managed money at a 59,676 contract net long in... 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
08/31/23 (89 days)
Expiration Date
09/14/23 (103 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 30, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
360,791 (+9,767)
364,953 (+11,525)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
132,301 (-6,386)
102,487 (-6,995)
Producers - Long / Short
238,895 (+12,439)
324,014 (+8,155)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
104,024 (-4,785)
23,067 (+1,257)
Managed Money - Long / Short
79,311 (-6,591)
77,073 (-8,119)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,990 (+205)
25,414 (+1,124)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1135-6 +5.00%
on 05/31/23
1306-4 -8.73%
on 05/08/23
-95-4 (-7.41%)
since 05/02/23
1135-6 +5.00%
on 05/31/23
1419-0 -15.96%
on 03/06/23
-204-6 (-14.65%)
since 03/02/23
1135-6 +5.00%
on 05/31/23
1474-6 -19.14%
on 06/09/22
-256-0 (-17.67%)
since 06/02/22

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1226-1
2nd Resistance Point 1210-7
1st Resistance Point 1201-5
Last Price 1192-4s
1st Support Level 1177-1
2nd Support Level 1161-7
3rd Support Level 1152-5

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52-Week High 1474-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 1345-2
Fibonacci 50% 1305-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 1265-2
Last Price 1192-4s
52-Week Low 1135-6

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