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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: Where Asia's currency war battle lines are drawn

Chart of the day: Where Asia's currency war battle lines are drawn

Asia's export-oriented economies face a tough year ahead, mainly because of the supereasy monetary policies being used to dig the euro zone and Japan out of deflationary holes that will keep their respective currencies weak.

Friday, 2 January, 2015, 8:31am

Chart of the day: China stock divergence deepens

Chart of the day: China stock divergence deepens

Mainland shares might have rallied close to five-year highs but global investors are "far from reaching a consensus positive stance about China", as equity analysts at Citi put it.

1 Jan 2015 - 10:45am

Chart of the day: China shrugs off dollar's rebound

Chart of the day: China shrugs off dollar's rebound

The US dollar's resurgence has global investors pondering what it implies for capital flows into - and more likely out of - emerging markets next year.

31 Dec 2014 - 8:50am

Chart of the day: Shanghai surprise

Chart of the day: Shanghai surprise

Having favoured the Shanghai Composite Index since July, I have been joined by others, especially after the tie-up with the Hong Kong market.

30 Dec 2014 - 9:08am

Chart of the day: Personal spending and the Fed

Chart of the day: Personal spending and the Fed

Real disposable income in the United States rose 0.5 per cent in November after a 0.3 per cent gain in October, while real growth in personal consumption expenditure was up 0.7 per cent.

29 Dec 2014 - 8:58am

Copper bounce may be sign of medium-term lows

Copper bounce may be sign of medium-term lows

Copper sentiment has bounced off the lowest levels since April, rising for the first time in four weeks, with the Marex Spectron Global Copper Sentiment Index standing at minus 46.2, an increase of 3.8 points on the week.

27 Dec 2014 - 3:17am

Chart of the day: Platinum prepares

Chart of the day: Platinum prepares

Spot platinum has consolidated quietly in a right-angled triangle chart pattern in the fourth quarter, even as the US dollar has seen big swings, especially against some emerging market currencies.

24 Dec 2014 - 7:42am

Chart of the day: Greenback's challenge

Chart of the day: Greenback's challenge

The US dollar is ending the year on a high note. This month's ASR-Extel year-ahead survey reveals that a net 73 per cent of respondents believe the trade-weighted US dollar will end next year at higher levels.

23 Dec 2014 - 4:09pm 1 comment

Chart of the day: Swiss wonder

Chart of the day: Swiss wonder

For many, one of this year's biggest surprises is that sovereign bond yields have trended down steadily, dragging corporate and emerging-market yields with them.

22 Dec 2014 - 11:06am

Chart of the day: Where did all the shoppers go?

Chart of the day: Where did all the shoppers go?

Investors in Asia's main export-sensitive economies thought earlier this year that economic recovery in the United States would fuel demand for the region's factory output.

20 Dec 2014 - 6:58am

Chart of the day: US Treasuries yield little

Chart of the day: US Treasuries yield little

Or do they? Even as the US Federal Open Market Committee debated the language to warn the market that quantitative easing was well and truly over, traders did not wait.

19 Dec 2014 - 9:31am

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment sinks to new low

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment sinks to new low

Copper has endured its biggest two-week fall since 2011, according to the proprietary Marex Spectron Global Copper Sentiment Index.

18 Dec 2014 - 9:08am

Chart of the day: Rumpled rupiah

Chart of the day: Rumpled rupiah

The Indonesian rupiah on Monday hit 12,700 per US dollar, the most needed to buy a greenback in more than 16 years.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:40am

Chart of the day: History key to Shanghai's future

Chart of the day: History key to Shanghai's future

Where next for the Shanghai Composite Index is a question best answered by a look at historical performance.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:34am 1 comment

Chart of the day: Case for oil rebound

Chart of the day: Case for oil rebound

Companies have been developing fields in the Dakotas for years, yet only recently have some investors woken up to the implications.

15 Dec 2014 - 2:17pm