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Fly Charts: Amazon for Autos and Giddy Gilts

From Jeff Immelt's spotty legacy to short-sale barriers, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From Jeff Immelt's spotty legacy to short-sale barriers, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today. 

Trust Gap

Auto sales might be next on Amazon's march for world retail domination, but it has a big trust gap to overcome.

Source: Capgemini Consulting

Opposites Attract

Hong Kong is a hotbed for short sellers, but bullish analysts and state lenders can can get in the way.

Source: IHS Markit Ltd.

Not Ideal

Jeff Immelt has done a lot while CEO of GE, but his successor may end up getting a lot of the credit.

Source: Bloomberg

Gilt Trap

Looser fiscal policy seems like an inevitable consequence of Thursday's U.K. election, but gilt yields haven't gotten the message.

Source: Bloomberg

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