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Soybean Jan '23 (ZSF23)

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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybean Prices Rallied Double Digits

Beans closed with 11 1/2 to 14 1/4 cent gains in the nearbys, however the gains dwindled to a penny loss by the Nov 2023 contract. Meal futures were $5.40 to $7.40 stronger on the day. Front month BO prices were 32 to 35 points stronger on the day. The Jan BO contract is still 14.63 cents/lb under the monthly high. 

USDA announced a sale of 718,000 MT of soybeans to “unknown destinations” this morning under the daily reporting system. Another 118,000 MT was going to China. 

USDA reported weekly bean bookings were 1.716 MMT for the week that ended 12/1. That was more than double last week, and was 31% higher than the same week last year. The week’s shipments were 2.25 MMT for a season total of 21.17 MMT. That still trails last year by 16%, compared to the USDA’s WASDE forecast at a 5.2% lag. New crop bookings were 30k MT compared to the 0-250k MT expected going in. The total forward sale sits at 40k MT

For the products, traders expected 150k to 350k MT of soymeal sa... 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
$4,400/4,000
First Notice Date
12/30/22 (21 days)
Expiration Date
01/13/23 (35 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
322,231 (-4,558)
383,782 (+12,554)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
151,317 (+13,948)
64,109 (-3,021)
Producers - Long / Short
211,351 (-1,375)
353,639 (+12,263)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
103,219 (-2,119)
22,482 (+1,355)
Managed Money - Long / Short
121,009 (+16,028)
17,813 (-3,332)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,308 (-2,080)
46,296 (+311)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1406-6 +5.83%
on 11/17/22
1492-2 -0.23%
on 12/08/22
+36-6 (+2.53%)
since 11/09/22
3-Month
1362-2 +9.29%
on 10/06/22
1512-2 -1.55%
on 09/13/22
+71-2 (+5.03%)
since 09/09/22
52-Week
1226-6 +21.36%
on 12/14/21
1587-6 -6.24%
on 06/09/22
+240-6 (+19.29%)
since 12/09/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1520-5
2nd Resistance Point 1506-3
1st Resistance Point 1496-3
Last Price 1491-2
1st Support Level 1472-1
2nd Support Level 1457-7
3rd Support Level 1447-7

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52-Week High 1587-6
Last Price 1491-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 1449-7
Fibonacci 50% 1407-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 1364-5
52-Week Low 1226-6

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