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

Soybeans Red after Gapping Higher Sunday Evening

Soybeans are starting off Monday morning fractionally to 2 ¼ cents in the red. May jumped 4 ¼ cents higher at the open and proceeded to a +9 ¼ cent gain before fading back in the AM. 

Soybean futures fell by as much as 14 ¾ cents on Friday. A fire caused a disruption to export loadings out of Paranagua, but there was no immediate evidence of US sales to fill any gap in logistics. March beans finished at a new contract low and the lowest mark for the lead month since the Fall of 2020. Preliminary open interest shows net new selling, down 22,985 contracts. March options also expired at the close, with the heavily traded (4k contracts) $11.40 puts in the money. Soymeal futures ended the day $3.30 to $3.40 weaker, for a weekly loss of $14.10. Soy oil futures were at their weakest mark since 2021 with another 19 to 22 point losses for Friday. 

The weekly CoT data showed soybean spec traders added 4.7k new shorts vs 2.6k new longs for a 136.7k contract net short as of 2/20. Th... 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
08/31/23
Expiration Date
09/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 20, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
476,364 (+20,135)
304,616 (+20,025)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
100,976 (+14,001)
261,264 (+12,538)
Producers - Long / Short
335,054 (+20,305)
288,638 (+20,759)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
129,002 (+424)
3,670 (-140)
Managed Money - Long / Short
53,586 (+4,586)
180,260 (+6,891)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
47,390 (+9,415)
81,004 (+5,647)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1319-4 +1.84%
on 08/15/23
1400-6 -4.07%
on 08/28/23
-9-2 (-0.68%)
since 08/14/23
3-Month
1251-4 +7.37%
on 06/15/23
1490-0 -9.82%
on 07/27/23
+92-2 (+7.37%)
since 06/14/23
52-Week
1135-6 +18.31%
on 05/31/23
1490-0 -9.82%
on 07/27/23
-49-0 (-3.52%)
since 09/14/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1343-6
2nd Resistance Point 1343-6
1st Resistance Point 1343-6
Last Price 1343-6s
1st Support Level 1343-6
2nd Support Level 1343-6
3rd Support Level 1343-6

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52-Week High 1490-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 1354-5
Last Price 1343-6s
Fibonacci 50% 1312-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 1271-1
52-Week Low 1135-6

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