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  • Nov 26, 2014
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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: False hope for pound-euro

Yes, it is an old story, but the British pound has gained against the euro since July last year when 87 pence were needed to buy one unit of the single currency.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014, 8:50am

Chart of the day: Signs of hopes for Japan stocks

While yen weakness may help corporate Japan, it has been bad news for US dollar-based investors in Japanese equities.

25 Nov 2014 - 9:17am 1 comment

Chart of the day: End of rally in US dollar?

Since July, the US dollar has gained against all currencies, including the Singaporean dollar.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:24am

Chart of the day: Mainland factories lose steam

HSBC's flash purchasing managers' index for the mainland's manufacturing sector dropped to 50 from 50.4 last month, lower than Bloomberg's consensus forecast of 50.2, Daiwa Capital Markets analysts said in a report.

22 Nov 2014 - 4:57am

Chart of the day: Weak connection

The Hang Seng Index sold off quite a bit this week, a pity as many hoped the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect might give the local market a boost.

21 Nov 2014 - 9:20am

Chart of the day: Comex traders crimp copper

Trading in China's most important industrial metal is giving no cheer to dealers on the Comex in the United States.

20 Nov 2014 - 9:16am

Chart of the day: Japan escalates currency war

While Group of 20 leaders over the weekend were eyeing Ukraine and the Middle East, another warrior has lifted the ante.

19 Nov 2014 - 9:58am

Chart of the day: Cyclicals make comeback

Cyclicals have stabilised against defensives in Asia, excluding Japan, since the middle of last month.

18 Nov 2014 - 9:07am

Chart of the day: The beauty of boring

The stock connect scheme starts today and is a sign of success for all. One might have expected lots of action in the main equity indices of the mainland and Hong Kong, but no, steady as she goes, and that is just the way we like it.

17 Nov 2014 - 9:28am

Chart of the day: Trading the A-H premium gap

The traditional approach for investors faced with dual-listed stocks is pair trading, assuming fairly stable movement between the two shares.

15 Nov 2014 - 4:31am

Chart of the day: Natural gas bursts higher

Sick and tired of repeated articles touting the problems and causes of cheaper crude oil, front month natural gas futures prices are a cause for alarm.

14 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

Chart of the day: Copper drop

The biggest weekly drop in global trading sentiment on copper since August makes clear that volatility is back.

13 Nov 2014 - 10:05am

Chart of the day: Gold dump

As with previous warnings, a break below key support between US$1,180 and US$1,200 would send gold prices plunging.

12 Nov 2014 - 9:13am

Chart of the day: On the retreat

The yen's sharp reversal has taken centre stage on the foreign exchange front in recent weeks.

11 Nov 2014 - 10:07am

Chart of the day: Euro finding bottom

The euro fell for a third week, and potentially a fifth month, against the US dollar. Following the European Central Bank meeting, Mario Draghi dropped hints that a further €1 trillion would be added in unconventional easing of monetary policy.

10 Nov 2014 - 9:58am