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: Bearish pressure on the Dow

Chart of the day: Bearish pressure on the Dow

Thursday, 13 August, 2015, 2:45pm

Chart of the day: Gilts lose glitter

Chart of the day: Gilts lose glitter

Even though the Bank of England has given

12 Aug 2015 - 12:09pm 1 comment

Chart of the day: Cloud over ADR homecoming

Chart of the day: Cloud over ADR homecoming

The A-share rally in the first half of the

11 Aug 2015 - 9:20am

Chart of the day: Malaysia gloom

Chart of the day: Malaysia gloom

This summer has not been good for Malaysia, with the ringgit at 3.925 to the US doll

31 Aug 2015 - 4:40pm

Chart of the day: Global equities enter make-or-break phase

Chart of the day: Global equities enter make-or-break phase

The MSCI AC World Index has been struggling for direction for most of this year afte

31 Aug 2015 - 4:42pm

Chart of the day: Rubber bounce?

Chart of the day: Rubber bounce?

In bull markets, the rubber band stretches and then snaps back with a vengeance, whereas bear markets are usually characterised by slow sagging, rather like a deflating party balloon.

6 Aug 2015 - 1:06am

Chart of the day: The hit to Asian growth from shifting trade flows

Chart of the day: The hit to Asian growth from shifting trade flows

East Asian economies, among others, have s

5 Aug 2015 - 11:06am

Chart of the day: No bears here

Chart of the day: No bears here

You are probably sick of hearing that comm

4 Aug 2015 - 2:31pm

Chart of the day: Rupiah's rising exchange rate

Chart of the day: Rupiah's rising exchange rate

The year so far has not been kind to emerging market currencies. Led by Brazil, where the real lost 25 per cent against the US dollar, Asian ones are also suffering this summer, shedding between 3 and 9 per cent of face value. 

2 Aug 2015 - 8:08pm

Chart of the day: Another shoe still to drop for China stocks

Chart of the day: Another shoe still to drop for China stocks

The bounce in China's onshore stock market has been decidedly half-hearted, last

31 Jul 2015 - 11:39pm

Chart of the day: Thai property boom drives record bond issuance

Chart of the day: Thai property boom drives record bond issuance

Thai property developers are raising record fund

30 Jul 2015 - 8:45pm

Chart of the day: Singapore's straightened times

Chart of the day: Singapore's straightened times

Singapore's main stock indicator, Straits

30 Jul 2015 - 10:38am

Chart of the day: Taiwan triple

Chart of the day: Taiwan triple

As month end approaches, it looks as though Taiwan's main stock index is in for a third

28 Jul 2015 - 8:08pm

Chart of the day: Asian equities remain prey to pessimism

Chart of the day: Asian equities remain prey to pessimism

Asian stock markets remain prey to deep pe

28 Jul 2015 - 9:13am

Chart of the day: Business as usual for the aussie

Chart of the day: Business as usual for the aussie

Last week, the Australian dollar dropped to 73 US cents, its weakest level since May 2009. Interestingly, observed and implied volatility is about half as much as it was during the financial crisis, and futures volume is about the median for the past six years. 

27 Jul 2015 - 9:41am