Marketmen said, widening of portfolios by investors mainly gave push to soybean prices at futures trade here.
On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, soybean to be delivered in August moved up by Rs 34, or 0.9 per cent, to Rs 3,825 per quintal with an open interest of 9,220 lots.
Refined soya oil
New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) Refined soya oil prices dipped 0.15 per cent to Rs 758.05 per 10 kg in futures trade on Monday as speculators trimmed their bets on adequate supply at the spot market.
On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, refined soya oil for August contracts declined by Rs 1.15, or 0.15 per cent, to Rs 758.05 per 10 kg with an open interest of 3,870 lots.
Market analysts said cutting down of positions by participants against ample stocks mainly influenced prices.
Coriander prices fell by 0.14 per cent to Rs 5,872 per quintal in futures trade Monday as participants cut down positions amid muted domestic and export demand.
Besides, rising arrivals from major producing regions and profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment.
On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, coriander contracts for August delivery declined by Rs 8, or 0.14 per cent, to Rs 5,872 per quintal with an open interest of 220 lots.
Similarly, coriander contracts for September traded down by Rs 35, or 0.59 per cent, at Rs 5,889 with an open interest of 29,240 lots.
Guar gum prices rose by Rs 11 to Rs 8,724 per 5 quintal in futures trade on Monday amid upbeat export demand at the spot market.
On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, guar gum for delivery in October traded higher by Rs 11, or 0.13 per cent, to Rs 8,724 per 5 quintal showing an open interest of 7,635 lots.
Guar seed prices rose by Rs 21.5 to Rs 4,423 per 10 quintal in futures trade on Monday as participants widened their holdings driven by a firm trend in the spot market.
On the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, guar seed contracts for September delivery increased by Rs 21.5, or 0.48 per cent, to Rs 4,423 per 10 quintal with an open interest of 10 lots.
According to marketmen, raising of bets by speculators tracking a firm trend in the spot market on thin supplies from growing regions mainly led to rise in prices here.