Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From a Dodd-Frank report card to overheated industrials, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Moving Sideways
Opinions on Dodd-Frank vary. But it's not in dispute that the legislation has had a huge impact on financial firms.
Source: Bloomberg
Tall Order
Nintendo needs to start selling a whole lot more Switch machines if it wants to meet its sales guidance going forward.
Source: Nintendo, Bloomberg Gadfly
Indebted to Deals
AT&T's cash will have to stretch a whole lot farther when (if?) the company's deal for Time Warner finally closes.
Source: Bloomberg
Note: Figures are for latest period, but leverage ratio upon deal completion should be similar.
Too Much Hot Air?
Major industrial companies may be outperforming -- but there are warning signs for those who care to look more closely.
Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Nir Kaissar on the Fed's need for a bit of help:  "The Fed is in a pickle. It badly wants to pull back the huge stimulus it put in place in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The fed funds rate has never been this low for this long. The monthly fed funds rate -- an average of daily rates -- was less than 1 percent for 104 consecutive months from October 2008 to May of this year. Before then, it had been that low just seven times since July 1954, the longest period for which rates are available. The fed funds rate averaged 1 percent in June ... The problem is that the economy isn’t cooperating."

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