Person holding handful of soybeansSoybean prices are strong, but it’s not slowing investment interest in the grain as an asset class. As the market’s risen in recent weeks, it’s attracted even more interest from fund investors to the point at which today, open interest among investors is in the 95th percentile of open interest over the last five years. That means there’s a lot of outside money flowing into the grains, and while it’s largely speculative and could fuel volatility in the future, it’s helping to support higher prices right now. Soybean futures prices aren’t near their all-time highs from 2012, but some contracts have surged as much as 45% since April. See more about investor interest in the grains.