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: Silver support slips

Chart of the day: Silver support slips

Silver has retested important support at US$14.66 per ounce. Following the break below the bottom of the triangle that has dominated this year, and with the 50 and 200-day moving averages bearing down on prices for a whole year, we believe it is just a matter of time before support crumbles. 

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015, 11:10am

Chart of the day: China stock turmoil may be pure collateral damage

Chart of the day: China stock turmoil may be pure collateral damage

Paying back a surge in margin finance has largely been blamed for the turmoil that s

21 Jul 2015 - 12:15pm

Chart of the day: Gold gliding south for summer

Chart of the day: Gold gliding south for summer

The price of spot gold closed on Friday below support at US$1,150 an ounce, a 61 per

20 Jul 2015 - 10:17am

Chart of the day: More turbulence in store for HKEx

Chart of the day: More turbulence in store for HKEx

Trading volumes in the Hong Kong stock market have slowed significantly in the past week following the recent turbulence, while foreign capital flows into the mainland and MSCI inclusion may be delayed in the wake of the latest market actions taken by Beijing to stabilise the market. 

21 Jul 2015 - 12:29pm

Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest

Chart of the day: China falls drag Hong Kong stocks back among Asia's cheapest

The fall in Chinese stock prices has pushed Hong Kong-listed mainland firms back into the Credit Suisse "Cheapest Four" trading basket. Being overweight, the components of the Cheapest Four basket have outperformed the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index by 1.9 per cent in the year to date. 

16 Jul 2015 - 11:26am

Chart of the day: Platinum plunges

Chart of the day: Platinum plunges

It is another bad week for precious metals, with platinum leading the way down for the 12th month in 13. The metal is now testing a 15-year trend line, having given up three quarters of the 2008-11 rally, and things are still not looking good while the ratio to gold, at 88.7 ounces, is almost at its lowest in 30 years. 

15 Jul 2015 - 4:22pm

Chart of the day: Trouble in Toronto

Chart of the day: Trouble in Toronto

The effects of lower energy prices are cer

13 Jul 2015 - 9:29am

Chart of the day: China's downward drag on growth

Chart of the day: China's downward drag on growth

The drop in the mainland equity market strikes a sombre tone, particularly in terms of the potential downside risks it poses to the economic growth in emerging markets. 

21 Jul 2015 - 12:31pm

Chart of the day: What's happening to Asian exports?

Chart of the day: What's happening to Asian exports?

Asia's economic challenges might just be getting tougher if an extended export malaise is any guide. "Without a revival in shipments, it is difficult to foresee a pickup in growth more broadly," HSBC's economists write in a new note to clients highlighting a big shift in export patterns. 

14 Jul 2015 - 11:49am

Chart of the day: China's falling stocks herald easier credit for companies

Chart of the day: China's falling stocks herald easier credit for companies

Mainland stocks in free fall despite a series of government policy interventions has many investors figuring it to be a sign of an impending financing catastrophe for the corporate sector. Not according to data crunched by analysts at HSBC. 

8 Jul 2015 - 9:26am

Chart of the day: Hang on Hang Seng

Chart of the day: Hang on Hang Seng

The rally through long-term resistance sin

7 Jul 2015 - 12:29pm 1 comment

Chart of the day: Rapeseed rush

Chart of the day: Rapeseed rush

Over the most recent quarter, we have seen a surge in the ICE Futures Canada contract fo

14 Jul 2015 - 11:50am

Chart of the day: European outlook brightens

Chart of the day: European outlook brightens

Both the flash euro-area services and composite purchasing managers' indices, published

14 Jul 2015 - 11:50am

Chart of the day: Chocolate cravings

Chart of the day: Chocolate cravings

3 Jul 2015 - 9:36am

Chart of the day: China shares may still have a long way to fall

Chart of the day: China shares may still have a long way to fall

The best guide to mainland share performance over the past decade has been Beijing's monetary policy settings. Tight policy caps upside, while loose policy lifts prices. 

2 Jul 2015 - 9:31am 1 comment