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Fly Charts: Tesla Disappointment, Bomb-Cyclone Upside

From old smartphones to the consequences of Vanguard's primacy, 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 old smartphones to the consequences of Vanguard's primacy, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Got A Flat

If you didn't care about the (many) other times Tesla has broken its promises, you probably won't care about this one either.

Source: the company

 

Sloooow

More and more people are holding on to old phones. That's very bad news for Apple.

Source: IDC estimates via Bloomberg Intelligence

Note: IDC issued its 2017 smartphone forecast in late November.

 

Brrrrrr

New England isn't enjoying the bombcyclonesnowapocalypse, but the natural gas market certainly is.

Source: Bloomberg

Underdog No More

Vanguard's new CEO has to deal with the challenges of the firm's absolute dominance.

Source: Bloomberg, company statements

Data as of November 2017, or latest available company statement

And don't miss Chris Hughes on the upending of CEO payola: "Smaller fund managers simply can't afford to pay much, leaving them at risk of being less well informed. But larger investment firms with more resources should be willing to pay a lot, and have good reasons to be seen to pay something reasonable. MiFID II permits the cost of corporate access to be passed to the end customer if the charge is made transparent. In reality, most fund managers won't dare bill their clients simply for something that's meant to be part of their job. So they'll have to meet the cost out of their own pockets."

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