Chart Book

Chart Book is featured daily column at SCMP.com and in print in the South China Morning Post. It brings readers a combination of exclusive sentiment barometers on equity markets, practical technical analysis flagging likely moves across a range of asset classes, and smart graphics that offer insight into evolving market trends.

Chart of the day: China's debt woes worsen

Chart of the day: China's debt woes worsen

Thursday, 3 September, 2015, 10:16pm

Chart of the day: Commodity winners and losers

Chart of the day: Commodity winners and losers

Deepening concern over China's economy has weigh

1 Sep 2015 - 11:38pm

Chart of the day: Pessimism persists for global equities oversold on sentiment

Chart of the day: Pessimism persists for global equities oversold on sentiment

While a number of Asian indices last month

1 Sep 2015 - 11:43am

Chart of the day: Palladium pangs

Chart of the day: Palladium pangs

Three months' worth of falling palladium prices accelerated last week for the bigg

31 Aug 2015 - 4:35pm

Chart of the day: Stability returns to currencies

Chart of the day: Stability returns to currencies

After the sell-off on Black Monday, the world's major central banks came out to st

31 Aug 2015 - 4:35pm

Chart of the day: Dollar weakness signals yen strength

Chart of the day: Dollar weakness signals yen strength

Guess which global safe haven asset has fallen sharply this month despite the massive volatility that has whipped through the emerging market and commodity currencies? Look no further than the mighty US dollar, which is down about 6 per cent against major currencies during the period. 

31 Aug 2015 - 4:37pm

Chart of the day: Turbulent times

Chart of the day: Turbulent times

More than US$5 trillion has been wiped off

27 Aug 2015 - 2:11pm

Chart of the day: A falling yuan will not support flagging growth

Chart of the day: A falling yuan will not support flagging growth

Beijing's decision to allow more flexibili

25 Aug 2015 - 8:49am

Chart of the day: Hang Seng's hold gives

Chart of the day: Hang Seng's hold gives

Price action in the second quarter of this year now looks like a massive false break above resistance that had held since 2010 at the psychological 25,000 area; massive volume when we first dropped below it attests to its power in investors' minds.

24 Aug 2015 - 10:16am 1 comment

Chart of the day: More doom and gloom in China

Chart of the day: More doom and gloom in China

After a disappointing set of activity data last month, China's economic recovery s

31 Aug 2015 - 4:36pm

Chart of the day: Bears take hold in Brazil

Chart of the day: Bears take hold in Brazil

First the currencies, now the equities in

21 Aug 2015 - 8:57am

Chart of the day: Housing confidence builds in US

Chart of the day: Housing confidence builds in US

The US National Association of Home Builders housing market index edged up to 61 this month from 60 in July. This took the indicator of homebuilder confidence to its highest level since November 2005. The increase was driven by an improvement in buying sentiment in almost all regions in the country, except the Northeast region. "This supports our expectation for further improvement in the coming months," ABN Amro said in a note to clients. Meanwhile, housing starts rose 0.2 per cent to near an eight-year high in July as builders ramped up construction. This followed a 12.3 per cent surge a month earlier. Admittedly, housing permits were much weaker, at minus 16.3 per cent, but that came on the back of three months of strong gains.

20 Aug 2015 - 3:14pm

Chart of the day: More bears in the outback

Chart of the day: More bears in the outback

We warned about Australia's All Ordinaries Index several weeks ago, and it appears bearish forces have shifted up a gear. Not that momentum has become any stronger since June, nor that it is oversold, but what focused this technical analyst's mind was last week's close below 5,400 points, below the Fibonacci 61 per cent retracement resistance from the 2007 record high and under the channel from 2013. 

19 Aug 2015 - 10:56am 2 comments

Chart of the day: Why China's economic stimulus isn't working

Chart of the day: Why China's economic stimulus isn't working

A common question investors are asking abo

31 Aug 2015 - 4:36pm

Chart of the day: No sign of commodities crash

Chart of the day: No sign of commodities crash

Headlines are screaming that agricultural

17 Aug 2015 - 9:36am

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