We are still looking at this options spread in March soybeans. There has been some time value that has bled out so it’s a little more expensive than when we were first getting into it but we still think it’s a good risk to reward. Looking at the March soybean chart below you can see the market has failed at the upper trend line multiple times. Bearish fundamentals with a large world ending stocks number and good production forecasts from South America will continue to pressure the market. This is also playing that we see no progress and/or agreement on U.S./China trade negotiations. With as much as the media has tried to spin good headline news on U.S./China trade, I believe the fundamentals will be the ultimate driver of the market. Support comes in at the lower trend line around 900 and then below that at 894 and 880. The second image has a chart with the green line representing the spread’s value at expiration.

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Soybeans Mar ’19 Daily Chart

Soybeans Mar '19 Daily Chart


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Tyler Herrmann

Senior Market Strategist
Tyler attended Kansas State University where he majored in Agricultural Economics. He started his career in the futures industry with an IB in North East Kansas where he worked with farmers and cattleman to hedge their risk in the market and protect profits with a variety of futures and options strategies. Most recently Tyler has joined RJO Futures as a market strategist.
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