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: Policy divide looming for China stocks

Chart of the day: Policy divide looming for China stocks

Monday, 20 April, 2015, 11:57pm

Chart of the Day: Sterling surge

Chart of the Day: Sterling surge

Despite an election in just over a fortnight the pound rallied strongly from this year's low against the US dollar - and some other major currencies too. 

19 Apr 2015 - 8:47pm

Chart of the day: More bets against the house in Macau

Chart of the day: More bets against the house in Macau

There is plenty of excitement around the casino-like behaviour of Hong Kong and mainland equity markets right now. 

17 Apr 2015 - 9:42pm

Chart of the day: Time to rethink aussie dollar bear trend?

Chart of the day: Time to rethink aussie dollar bear trend?

As China's economic data weakens, as mandated by Beijing, the Australian dollar slides, as the Reserve Bank hoped.

17 Apr 2015 - 10:36am

Chart of the day: Indian stock rallies best for selling

Chart of the day: Indian stock rallies best for selling

Attempts at a short-term rally in India's CNX Nifty Index are running into trouble. Signs a major market top may be forming have not been eradicated, leaving bulls butting into early March highs. 

16 Apr 2015 - 11:06am

Chart of the day: Euro stocks in favour

Chart of the day: Euro stocks in favour

Fund managers are finally showing an interest in shares in the European Union, more specifically, those denominated in euros. 

14 Apr 2015 - 9:48pm

Chart of the day: H-share value gap still wide open

Chart of the day: H-share value gap still wide open

Surging turnover on the Hong Kong stock market i

13 Apr 2015 - 9:56pm

Chart of the day: Shanghai soldiers on

Chart of the day: Shanghai soldiers on

Chart of the day: Shanghai soldiers on

12 Apr 2015 - 7:59pm

Chart of the day: Upside potential in Hang Seng Index

Chart of the day: Upside potential in Hang Seng Index

The Hang Seng Index is now trading at 11 times this year's price-earnings ratio, just below the historical average of 12.5 times but higher than the 10.5 times following the global financial crisis. 

10 Apr 2015 - 9:06pm

Chart of the day: Pearl of the Philippines

Chart of the day: Pearl of the Philippines

If you are worried that Chinese indices have rallied too far too soon, take a look at this little gem. The Philippine Composite Index is at new record highs. 

10 Apr 2015 - 12:07am

Business models divide China property sector

Business models divide China property sector

Citi Research said developers' business models divide the mainland property sector into two parts. The disappointing results of companies like Evergrande, Agile and Yuexiu among others showcase problems in the "old business model" of being asset-heavy, focused on low-tier cities, and with high debt and inventory. Without any turnaround, their outlook is gloomy.

11 Apr 2015 - 12:00am

Chart of the day: A new normal for US rates?

Chart of the day: A new normal for US rates?

Chart of the day: A new normal for US rates?

7 Apr 2015 - 10:27pm

Chart of the day: Bubble trouble builds for A shares

Chart of the day: Bubble trouble builds for A shares

Holders of the view that the run-up in mainland shares over the past 12 months is a bubble waiting to be popped need look no further than this chart.

7 Apr 2015 - 10:28pm

Chart of the day: Kiwi rules

Currencies have been gaining a little against the US dollar over this past fortnight, with the New Zealand dollar among the top dogs, snapping at the heels of the Swiss franc. 

7 Apr 2015 - 10:26pm

Chart of the day: HSI rally built on bullish momentum

Chart of the day: HSI rally built on bullish momentum

HSI rally built on bullish momentum

3 Apr 2015 - 11:32pm