Product Overview

What are Soybean futures?

A futures contract that allows market participants the opportunity to profit on or hedge against the price movements of our leading oilseed product, with a variety of dietary and industrial uses.

Why would you want to trade Soybeans?

  1. Soybeans are used in industrial applications from ink and bio-fuels to paints and construction material, making it a versatile commodity that may impact other industries, offering hedging opportunities in a commodity driven portfolio
  2. The outlook is not only affected by weather, but also by demand from countries in APAC allowing traders to manage or hedge their risk globally.

How do you trade Soybean futures?

Grain and Oilseed futures and options at CME Group provide the ability to manage multiple market scenarios. They allow participants such as producers, grain elevators, merchandisers, food processors, importers and exporters to deal with the price risks associated with the sale or purchase of grains and oilseeds. 

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Contract Specifications

Contract Month

F, H, K, N, Q, U, X (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov)

Trading Hours

7:00pm – 7:45am (Sun–Fri) CT and 8:30am - 1:20pm (Mon-Fri) CT



Contract Size

5000 bushels (~136 metric tons)

Trading Venue

CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6

Minimum Tick

¼ of one cent

Product Symbol


Dollar Value of One Tick

$12.50 per contract

Exchange Rulebook


Settlement Procedures

Soybean Settlement Procedures

Price Limit or Circuit

Price Limits

Settlement Method

Financially Settled

Options Available

Quarterly, Serial, Weekly

Termination of Trading

Trading terminates on the business day prior to the 15th day of the contract month.

Contract Specifications

Product Name

Options Expirations

Options Symbol

Trading Venue

Trading Hours

7:00pm – 7:45am (Sun–Fri) CT and 8:30am - 1:20pm (Mon-Fri) CT

Type Of Expiration

Minimum Tick Size

Soybeans ZS Price

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Futures Calendar

30 JUN First Notice
01 JUL First Delivery
14 JUL Last Trade
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