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.

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.

Saturday, 11 April, 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

Chart of the day: Canada's 'atrocious'

Chart of the day: Canada's 'atrocious'

When your central bank governor describes your country's economic performance in the first quarter of this year as follows, you know you are in trouble. Saying, "the oil price shock is a big deal for us", it makes us think about other oil/gas/shale producing nations.

2 Apr 2015 - 11:05pm

Chart of the day: Asian winners from Japan's QE

Chart of the day: Asian winners from Japan's QE

Regional spillover from the Bank of Japan's mass

2 Apr 2015 - 11:05pm

Chart of the day: Brazilian bombshell

Chart of the day: Brazilian bombshell

Words usually associated with girls on Ipanema beach, but this one is not nearly as nice. The Brazilian real has  spent the last seven months weakening against the US dollar; it has now gone into overdrive with a parabolic move at levels only ever seen in 2002 when fears of a first Labour Party (PT) election win took hold. 

1 Apr 2015 - 8:54pm

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

31 Mar 2015 - 9:26pm

Chart of the day: Saudi slips

Chart of the day: Saudi slips

Chart of the day: Saudi slips

30 Mar 2015 - 9:18pm

Chart of the day: Goldman index signals growth grinding lower

Chart of the day: Goldman index signals growth grinding lower

Goldman index signals growth grinding lower

27 Mar 2015 - 11:41pm 2 comments

Chart of the day: Cable clings to key support

Chart of the day: Cable clings to key support

Cable clings to key support

17 Apr 2015 - 3:56pm

Chart of the day: Slow and steady growth

Chart of the day: Slow and steady growth

While the Bank of Thailand last week lower

27 Mar 2015 - 8:34pm

Chart of the day: More downside seen for gilts

Chart of the day: More downside seen for gilts

A rate cut by the Bank of England? Certainly not, seeing as since the financial crisis it has been warning, not threatening, that the key interest rate will soon return to a more normal level from a record-low 0.5 per cent. 

24 Mar 2015 - 9:16pm

Chart of the day: Bonds bind the Fed

Chart of the day: Bonds bind the Fed

Chart of the day: Bonds bind the Fed

23 Mar 2015 - 8:51pm