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: Another shoe still to drop for China stocks

Chart of the day: Another shoe still to drop for China stocks

Friday, 31 July, 2015, 11:39pm

Chart of the day: Thai property boom drives record bond issuance

Chart of the day: Thai property boom drives record bond issuance

Thai property developers are raising record fund

30 Jul 2015 - 8:45pm

Chart of the day: Singapore's straightened times

Chart of the day: Singapore's straightened times

Singapore's main stock indicator, Straits

30 Jul 2015 - 10:38am

Chart of the day: Taiwan triple

Chart of the day: Taiwan triple

As month end approaches, it looks as though Taiwan's main stock index is in for a third

28 Jul 2015 - 8:08pm

Chart of the day: Asian equities remain prey to pessimism

Chart of the day: Asian equities remain prey to pessimism

Asian stock markets remain prey to deep pe

28 Jul 2015 - 9:13am

Chart of the day: Business as usual for the aussie

Chart of the day: Business as usual for the aussie

Last week, the Australian dollar dropped to 73 US cents, its weakest level since May 2009. Interestingly, observed and implied volatility is about half as much as it was during the financial crisis, and futures volume is about the median for the past six years. 

27 Jul 2015 - 9:41am

Chart of the day: September rate rise still possible

Chart of the day: September rate rise still possible

The broad trade-weighted dollar index has risen noticeably in the past few weeks and is now approaching the peak levels reached in March. 

24 Jul 2015 - 10:25pm

Chart of the day: Thailand's tumble

Chart of the day: Thailand's tumble

Thailand's main stock index dropped this week on

23 Jul 2015 - 8:48pm

Chart of the day: Silver support slips

Chart of the day: Silver support slips

Silver has retested important support at US$14.66 per ounce. Following the break below the bottom of the triangle that has dominated this year, and with the 50 and 200-day moving averages bearing down on prices for a whole year, we believe it is just a matter of time before support crumbles. 

22 Jul 2015 - 11:10am

Chart of the day: China stock turmoil may be pure collateral damage

Chart of the day: China stock turmoil may be pure collateral damage

Paying back a surge in margin finance has largely been blamed for the turmoil that s

21 Jul 2015 - 12:15pm

Chart of the day: Gold gliding south for summer

Chart of the day: Gold gliding south for summer

The price of spot gold closed on Friday below support at US$1,150 an ounce, a 61 per

20 Jul 2015 - 10:17am

Chart of the day: More turbulence in store for HKEx

Chart of the day: More turbulence in store for HKEx

Trading volumes in the Hong Kong stock market have slowed significantly in the past week following the recent turbulence, while foreign capital flows into the mainland and MSCI inclusion may be delayed in the wake of the latest market actions taken by Beijing to stabilise the market. 

21 Jul 2015 - 12:29pm

Chart of the day: Aluminium loses shine

Chart of the day: Aluminium loses shine

Like precious metals, base metals have also been losing values over the past three months or so. The Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminium contract, which quoted at 12,420 yuan (HK$15,707) per tonne, is trading at levels not seen since 2009 when the "risk-off" mentality dominated.

17 Jul 2015 - 10:53am

Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest

Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest

The fall in Chinese stock prices has pushed Hong Kong-listed mainland firms back into the Credit Suisse "Cheapest Four" trading basket. Being overweight, the components of the Cheapest Four basket have outperformed the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index by 1.9 per cent in the year to date. 

16 Jul 2015 - 11:26am

Chart of the day: Platinum plunges

Chart of the day: Platinum plunges

It is another bad week for precious metals, with platinum leading the way down for the 12th month in 13. The metal is now testing a 15-year trend line, having given up three quarters of the 2008-11 rally, and things are still not looking good while the ratio to gold, at 88.7 ounces, is almost at its lowest in 30 years. 

15 Jul 2015 - 4:22pm

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