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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: China’s cyclical slowdown

Chart of the day: China’s cyclical slowdown

Tuesday, 2 December, 2014, 9:26am

Chart of the day: Oil slicks in many woods

Chart of the day: Oil slicks in many woods

The price of crude oil is at its lowest in four years, having tumbled for five consecutive months.

1 Dec 2014 - 9:56am

Chart of the day: China's deflationary millstone

Chart of the day: China's deflationary millstone

Theories abound among policy watchers trying to figure out what prompted Beijing to cut interest rates this time a week ago.

29 Nov 2014 - 4:14am

Chart of the day: Sing when you're winning

Chart of the day: Sing when you're winning

Reserve Bank of Australia chief Glenn Stevens might just be about to burst into song

28 Nov 2014 - 9:43am

Chart of the day: Copper bottomed?

Chart of the day: Copper bottomed?

Global trading sentiment on copper may have risen for the first week in four, but prices are languishing at one-month lows.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:10am

Chart of the day: False hope for pound-euro

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.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:50am

Chart of the day: Signs of hopes for Japan stocks

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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