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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: Lower lumber

Chart of the day: Lower lumber

Chart of the day: Lower lumber

Friday, 13 March, 2015, 9:42pm

Chart of the day: The eye-watering spending power of Chinese tourists

Chart of the day: The eye-watering spending power of Chinese tourists

The behaviour of mainland tourists attracts an awful lot of interest around the world, but it is their spending power that is absolutely eye-popping. And it will only get bigger.

12 Mar 2015 - 5:21pm

Chart of the day: Russell 2000 Index has its head in the clouds

Chart of the day: Russell 2000 Index has its head in the clouds

Don't be overwhelmed by the wealth of classic technical analysis signals that leap out from this weekly chart of the Russell Index of the top 2,000 US firms. 

11 Mar 2015 - 9:01pm

Chart of the day: The case for fiscal stimulus in Asia

Chart of the day: The case for fiscal stimulus in Asia

Chart of the day: The case for fiscal stimulus in Asia

11 Mar 2015 - 9:01pm

Chart of the day: Bears return to Hang Seng Index

Chart of the day: Bears return to Hang Seng Index

Once again, as has been the case since 2010, resistance at the psychological 25,000-point area stops the Hang Seng Index's rally in its tracks. A bit like laundry hung out to dry on a washing line, last week's large bearish engulfing candlestick confirms this strong resistance. 

11 Mar 2015 - 9:03pm

Chart of the day: Hong Kong small-cap stocks find favour

Chart of the day: Hong Kong small-cap stocks find favour

Chart of the day: HK small-cap stocks find favour

6 Mar 2015 - 10:14pm

Chart of the day: Soyabeans stabilise

Chart of the day: Soyabeans stabilise

Soyabean futures, whose slump since May has been due in part to a strengthening US dollar, are steadying at the psychological US$10-per-bushel area. 

11 Mar 2015 - 9:03pm

Chart of the day: The Asian exporters edging out China

Chart of the day: The Asian exporters edging out China

Sales of T-shirts, sports shoes, plastic bowls and the like have been the staples of the mainland's export-driven success. Its share of imports among G3 economies - the US, euro zone and Japan - has soared to around a third of the total in the last 20 years, but the ground has been shifting since 2010. 

5 Mar 2015 - 9:45pm

Chart of the day: Kospi eyes ride towards 12-month high

Chart of the day: Kospi eyes ride towards 12-month high

South Korea's Kospi stock benchmark remains in an up

5 Mar 2015 - 9:45pm

Chart of the day: O Canada!

Chart of the day: O Canada!

The Canadian dollar is one of the biggest losers in

17 Apr 2015 - 3:56pm

Chart of the day: How ECB put fizz into fine wine

Chart of the day: How ECB put fizz into fine wine

Investors in fine wine have been going through a

2 Mar 2015 - 9:28pm

Chart of the day: Pregnant pause

Chart of the day: Pregnant pause

Volatile trading in US treasuries has caught out man

2 Mar 2015 - 9:28pm

Chart of the day: Risk appetite increases

Chart of the day: Risk appetite increases

Risk appetite is rocketing higher.

26 Feb 2015 - 2:49pm

Chart of the day: Euro set for slide to record low

Chart of the day: Euro set for slide to record low

The euro has dropped to its weakest against the poun

17 Apr 2015 - 3:56pm

Chart of the day: Debt alarm

Chart of the day: Debt alarm

Seven years after the global financial cri

24 Feb 2015 - 7:17pm 1 comment