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: Signs of strength in overbought Shanghai stocks

Chart of the day: Signs of strength in overbought Shanghai stocks

Friday, 22 May, 2015, 9:50pm

Chart of the day: Bund yields backup

Chart of the day: Bund yields backup

Yields on benchmark 10-year Bunds, after

22 May 2015 - 9:12am

Chart of the day: Momentum shift could end H-share halt

Chart of the day: Momentum shift could end H-share halt

Consolidation in the H-share market is well advanced and could be about to end. A sharp dip early this month soon found support in the vicinity of 2009, 2010 and 2011 highs just above 13,600 points. 

21 May 2015 - 9:29am

Chart of the day: Dollar set for retreat

Chart of the day: Dollar set for retreat

April and so far May have been cruel months for US dollar bulls - of which there are still far too many - as a reversal in the dollar index forces a re-evaluation in consensus thinking. 

20 May 2015 - 9:38am

Chart of the day: S&P 500 nearly ready to rally

Chart of the day: S&P 500 nearly ready to rally

The underlying strength of the S&P 500 Index's multi-year bull run might just be about to reassert itself and break through the flat patch that has capped its progress since late February and left it in the unfamiliar position of underperforming the MSCI World Index.

19 May 2015 - 10:36am

Chart of the day: Dollar rethink

Chart of the day: Dollar rethink

Chart of the day: Dollar rethink

18 May 2015 - 9:30am

Chart of the day: Pressure for more easing

Chart of the day: Pressure for more easing

Societe Generale says more policy easing is need

19 May 2015 - 8:03pm

Chart of the day: A serious short squeeze

Chart of the day: A serious short squeeze

During the first quarter, consensus opinion was for US dollar strength which analysts got as the trend that started in July last year continued. 

15 May 2015 - 8:54am

Chart of the day: China hot money outflows hit record pace

Chart of the day: China hot money outflows hit record pace

Mainland first quarter balance of payments data signals capital flight accelerating, with net hot money outflows - the sum of non-foreign direct investment flows plus the central bank's "errors and omissions" account - at 9.25 per cent of GDP, a whopping US$840 billion.

14 May 2015 - 9:22am

Chart of the day: T-note yields back up

Chart of the day: T-note yields back up

Much has been said of the recent sharp ral

13 May 2015 - 9:19am

Chart of the day: Real yield rise is a real drag on gold

Chart of the day: Real yield rise is a real drag on gold

Precious metals prices have largely moved

12 May 2015 - 10:03am

Chart of the day: Sterling performance

Chart of the day: Sterling performance

Chart of the day: Sterling performance

11 May 2015 - 9:20am

Chart of the day: Short-term signals dominate in Shanghai

Chart of the day: Short-term signals dominate in Shanghai

The technical outlook for the Shanghai share market remains positive, although the expansion in the proprietary selling pressure index from analysts at Lowry Research is worth monitoring. 

13 May 2015 - 9:43pm

Chart of the day: And the euro makes three

Chart of the day: And the euro makes three

Over the past few days we have looked at the Dax, which dived, bunds, which bombed, and now a soaring euro, making it three in a row and a headache for European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi's recovery plans.

8 May 2015 - 9:53am

Chart of the day: What MSCI might mean for A share fund flows

Chart of the day: What MSCI might mean for A share fund flows

Choppiness in mainland equities has much to do with the way intern

7 May 2015 - 9:06am

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