Soybean futures are an easy, liquid tool for speculating or hedging against price movements for one of the world’s most widely grown crops. Seek rewards, manage risks and diversify your portfolio. Our global contracts enable you to trade around the new crop of the northern hemisphere in November and the South American new crop in May.

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Features and benefits

Leading liquidity

With over 200,000 contracts traded on average per day and peaks in OI nearing 900,000, enter/exit positions with ease.

Flexible trade execution

Access liquidity via central limit order book, block trades, or RFC.

Safety and security

Mitigate counterparty credit risk in a centrally cleared, CFTC-regulated marketplace.

Overnight electronic access

Manage positions during EMEA and APAC business hours as market-moving global news & events unfold.

Futures leverage

Control a larger notional value for a relatively small amount of money, enhancing your buying power.

Explore this product in depth

Track forward-looking risk expectations on Soybean with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 30-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on Soybean futures.

Key economic reports and factors that move markets

With the two major world crops that are harvested six months apart, weather is of significant concern year-round.

The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report is a comprehensive forecast that often shifts the soybean market in an unexpected direction.

This report is the first indication of whether planted acres will go to corn versus soybeans in the Midwest.

Issued 4 times per year by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Grain Stocks Reports offer updates on stocks of soybeans and other major grain & oilseed crops by state and by position (on- or off-farm storage).

Soybean traders use this report outlining acreage, area harvested, and yields to stay attuned to large fluctuations in supply.

Check out the "Learn about Key Economic Events" course and economic release calendar at the CME Institute to learn more.

View the latest insights on trends in the Agriculture market.


Take self-guided courses on Soybean futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the Soybean market and start trading.

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