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  • Sep 30, 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: Aussie ready for rebound?

Such a surprise after very neat trading between 92 and 95 US cents per Australian dollar over the past five months; no wonder implied volatility on puts has jumped this week from 7.75 to 11.5 per cent.

Friday, 12 September, 2014, 6:19am

Chart of the day: Debt break down

Apparently, there is a big question about the solution to the 12.7 trillion yuan (HK$15.98 trillion) debt already owed by the mainland's cities, counties and villages, since only provincial governments are to be given formal access to the debt market.

11 Sep 2014 - 12:11pm

Chart of the day: End of downtrend for pound?

Surprising poll results over the weekend, days ahead of the referendum in Scotland on September 18, have seen the pound-US dollar gap lower to this year's weakest level.

10 Sep 2014 - 4:05am

Chart of the day: Shanghai faces headwind?

Mainland equities have moved into the sentiment spotlight in the past week, with both the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng indicators pushing into extreme optimism territory.

9 Sep 2014 - 4:42am

Chart of the day: Euro takes another beating

The euro suffered its third consecutive plunge against the US dollar following the previous five cautious declines that started in mid-July.

8 Sep 2014 - 4:13am

Chart of the day: Bouncing back

Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia have seen the sharpest rises in property prices in real terms since 2008, though the latter two are down from their peak - in nominal terms, Citi says in a report.

6 Sep 2014 - 5:42am

Chart of the day: Shanghai on bull run

5 Sep 2014 - 7:15am

Chart of the day: Passenger cars fuel growth

4 Sep 2014 - 1:03pm

Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide

4 Sep 2014 - 1:04pm 1 comment

Chart of the day: US firms put on strong show

4 Sep 2014 - 1:05pm

Chart of the day: Palladium on wave of rally

Palladium has risen to US$900 per ounce this month while gold remains stuck at around US$1,300. Yes, it is cheaper than the yellow metal, but then in 2009, gold cost US$850 and palladium was just US$200.

1 Sep 2014 - 2:30pm

Chart of the day: China a magnet for foreign funds

30 Aug 2014 - 12:54am 1 comment

Chart of the day: Philippines pushing higher

29 Aug 2014 - 1:08am

Chart of the day: Trading places

Global trade growth is running at less than half the pace over the past two years than it was doing in the five years running up to the 2008-09 financial crisis when it collapsed altogether.

28 Aug 2014 - 5:03am

Chart of the day: Greenback gains

27 Aug 2014 - 1:23am