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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 6:30pm

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: Losing shine

Chart of the day: Losing shine

Gold is sagging to this year's low, dragging down the number of long futures contracts and losing 11 per cent since July's high.

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014, 6:08am

Chart of the day: Baltic Dry breakdown

Chart of the day: Baltic Dry breakdown

The Baltic Dry Index became the key real-time indicator for world economic health with a string of early warnings of shifts in the global trade cycle from 1995 to 2004.

7 Oct 2014 - 5:26am

Chart of the day: FTSE's frightful fortnight

Chart of the day: FTSE's frightful fortnight

October started badly for many bourses and might be an omen of what is in store for the final quarter of 2014.

6 Oct 2014 - 4:10am

Chart of the day: China GDP gets real

Chart of the day: China GDP gets real

The mainland's real gross domestic product growth is holding up well against the government's official forecast.

4 Oct 2014 - 6:41am

Chart of the day: Platinum smashes support

Chart of the day: Platinum smashes support

Platinum has sunk to its lowest price in five years, falling sharply since July as the US dollar rallied.

3 Oct 2014 - 4:22am

Chart of the day: the drivers of decline

Chart of the day: the drivers of decline

Rising corporate defaults, faltering foreign orders and weak domestic demand have led inexorably to policy easing on the mainland in recent months - and the calls from some quarters for an outright cut to the cost of bank credit.

6 Oct 2014 - 9:18pm

Chart of the day: Alarm in Australia

Chart of the day: Alarm in Australia

The neat broadening top pattern - also known as a megaphone - that has built since February in the Australian All Ordinaries index is sounding a clear alarm.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:18am

Chart of the day: Sentiment faces testing moment

Chart of the day: Sentiment faces testing moment

Optimism towards Asian equity markets has eased in the past week as a number of indices have retreated, leaving the likes of the Shanghai Composite and the Bangkok SET as sentiment bright spots.

6 Oct 2014 - 9:18pm

Chart of the day: Death cross attacks US index

Chart of the day: Death cross attacks US index

We have been keeping a wary eye on this broadly based United States index, worrying that it might be forming a large topping pattern, which until July looked like a broadening top.

29 Sep 2014 - 8:48pm

Chart of the day: capital spending looking up

Chart of the day: capital spending looking up

Societe Generale says capital expenditure spending intentions appear to be picking up across the board in the United States, according to the National Federation of Independent Business small business survey.

27 Sep 2014 - 5:33am

Chart of the day: Toronto to topple?

Chart of the day: Toronto to topple?

From a record high at the beginning of the month and on the strongest weekly volume this year, the S&P/TSX Composite Index suddenly slipped, dragged down by energy and mining companies.

26 Sep 2014 - 12:10pm

Chart of the day: China sticks with easing policy

Chart of the day: China sticks with easing policy

Last week's 500 billion yuan (HK$630.7 billion) liquidity injection into the Big Five state-owned banks on the mainland is effectively new money printed by the People's Bank of China, Daiwa Securities said in a report.

26 Sep 2014 - 12:12pm

Chart of the day: Head and shoulders in formation

Chart of the day: Head and shoulders in formation

Turkey's main share index of the top 100 companies listed on the Istanbul stock exchange has struggled under the 84,000-point level.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:11am

Chart of the day: Sentiment turns sour for won

Chart of the day: Sentiment turns sour for won

Sentiment towards Asian equities has broadly weakened over the past two weeks.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:25am

Chart of the day: Silver to get duller

Chart of the day: Silver to get duller

Momentum turned bearish in July, which pushed silver prices down in neat steps, slightly faster than gold, so that the gold-silver ratio rose from 62.5 ounces of silver to each one of gold to 66.5 ounces.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:07pm