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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: Copper drop

Chart of the day: Copper drop

The biggest weekly drop in global trading sentiment on copper since August makes clear that volatility is back.

Thursday, 13 November, 2014, 10:05am

Chart of the day: Gold dump

Chart of the day: Gold dump

As with previous warnings, a break below key support between US$1,180 and US$1,200 would send gold prices plunging.

12 Nov 2014 - 9:13am

Chart of the day: On the retreat

Chart of the day: On the retreat

The yen's sharp reversal has taken centre stage on the foreign exchange front in recent weeks.

11 Nov 2014 - 10:07am

Chart of the day: Euro finding bottom

Chart of the day: Euro finding bottom

The euro fell for a third week, and potentially a fifth month, against the US dollar. Following the European Central Bank meeting, Mario Draghi dropped hints that a further €1 trillion would be added in unconventional easing of monetary policy.

10 Nov 2014 - 9:58am

Chart of the day: The case for domestic demand

Chart of the day: The case for domestic demand

Beijing's push to rebalance the economy towards domestic demand is more an imperative than an ambition, as this chart shows.

8 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

Chart of the day: Platinum turns dull

Chart of the day: Platinum turns dull

We have covered gold and silver before, which are likely to drop in value as the long-term trend is lower prices.

7 Nov 2014 - 9:52am

Chart of the day: Ballistic Abenomics

Chart of the day: Ballistic Abenomics

This quarterly chart of the Japanese yen shows the first candle (the third quarter of 2014) that closed above the top of the massive long-term trend channel since 1990.

6 Nov 2014 - 10:01am

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment still subdued

Chart of the day: Copper sentiment still subdued

Copper is arguably the most important metal to China, so a slide in futures prices from July to October that took the market to a six-month low has been a gripping ride for investors.

5 Nov 2014 - 10:31am

Chart of the day: Sentiment headwinds in Shanghai

Chart of the day: Sentiment headwinds in Shanghai

Mainland equities enter November on a rising tide of optimism, but the Shanghai Composite Index faces near-term sentiment headwinds as it tries to sustain a break above its 2013 high point.

4 Nov 2014 - 9:42am

Chart of the day: Copper's comeback

Chart of the day: Copper's comeback

While gold and silver come a cropper, Comex high grade copper futures and three-month forward London Metal Exchange prices rallied to their highs last month.

4 Nov 2014 - 9:45am

Chart of the day: Property hits loan growth

Chart of the day: Property hits loan growth

Daiwa Capital Markets said that most mainland banks saw the slowest quarterly loan expansion in the third quarter.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:54am

Chart of the day: Shanghai bounces back

Chart of the day: Shanghai bounces back

A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defence spending buoyed the United States' economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of yesterday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.

31 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Chart of the day: The cost of a smog-free Apec summit

Chart of the day: The cost of a smog-free Apec summit

The central government has ordered stoppages at numerous industrial plants in areas surrounding Beijing in an effort to have a smog-free Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in November.

30 Oct 2014 - 6:26am

Chart of the day: Stressful times for DAX

Chart of the day: Stressful times for DAX

The results of stress tests and the asset quality review of Europe's 130 biggest banks showed who needed to clean up their act - and how much bigger the bad debt really is, at €879 billion (HK$8.65 trillion).

29 Oct 2014 - 5:33am

Chart of the day: Korean stocks set for rally

Chart of the day: Korean stocks set for rally

28 Oct 2014 - 5:42am