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: Bund bombshell

Chart of the day: Bund bombshell

Just when everyone was convinced that benchmark 10-year Bund yields could only drop to zero because of the European Central Bank's quantitative easing, consensus thinking took a big hit. 

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015, 8:38am

Chart of the day: China's schizophrenic share market

Chart of the day: China's schizophrenic share market

Buying a rally predicated on deteriorating

5 May 2015 - 8:49am

Chart of the day: Dax dives

Chart of the day: Dax dives

Chart of the day: Dax dives

4 May 2015 - 9:48am

Chart of the day: Beware false signals from Taiwan

Chart of the day: Beware false signals from Taiwan

The rally in Taiwan stocks has delivered decisive price breakouts from a technical perspective in small and large-cap indices. Mid-caps are telling a different story.

6 May 2015 - 9:23pm

Chart of the day: The dollar in retreat

Chart of the day: The dollar in retreat

When even the euro - against a grim Greek background - can rally against the US dollar, "Houston, we have a problem". 

6 May 2015 - 9:23pm

Chart of the day: Asian stock rally may not boost retail sector

Chart of the day: Asian stock rally may not boost retail sector

Equity prices in emerging Asia have risen

6 May 2015 - 9:23pm

Chart of the day: Taiwan's turn to shine

Chart of the day: Taiwan's turn to shine

Last week, good volume and the biggest net - US$2.6 billion - inflow to the Taiwan stock exchange since 2007 propelled the benchmark Taiex index to the 10,000 level.

29 Apr 2015 - 8:49am

Chart of the Day: Kospi to test high

Chart of the Day: Kospi to test high

In the wake of its 10 per cent rally over the past two months, the Kospi Sentiment Barometer Indicator has moved into an extended optimism condition. 

29 Apr 2015 - 8:29pm

Chart of the day: Crude opportunities

Chart of the day: Crude opportunities

Chart of the day: Crude opportunities

27 Apr 2015 - 10:39am

Chart of the day: Hong Kong's rally has room to run

Chart of the day: Hong Kong's rally has room to run

Hong Kong's stock market has seen its key indices break out of ranges that have trapped them for two years, but the rally is becoming more fragmented. Small-caps have started to decline despite continued upside for large and mid-cap stocks.

24 Apr 2015 - 9:42pm

Chart of the Day: Kospi joins rally

Chart of the Day: Kospi joins rally

Three weeks ago, South Korea's Kospi index

24 Apr 2015 - 8:55am

Chart of the day: Are Hong Kong stocks approaching terminal velocity?

Chart of the day: Are Hong Kong stocks approaching terminal velocity?

This month's roughly 50 per cent surge in

23 Apr 2015 - 8:26pm

Chart of the day: Is Canada leading?

Chart of the day: Is Canada leading?

Last week's dramatic slump in the value of the US dollar against its Canadian counterpart has forced us to look at this chart more carefully and be prepared to rethink our outlook.

22 Apr 2015 - 8:37am

Chart of the day: Policy divide looming for China stocks

Chart of the day: Policy divide looming for China stocks

The bigger-than-expected cut of 100 basis points to Chinese banks' required reserve ratios c

23 Apr 2015 - 8:35pm

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. 

23 Apr 2015 - 8:32pm