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Fly Charts: Walmart's Wise Wage Hike and Blaming Brexit

From musing on the 2019 oil market to Apple's missing metric, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
WAL-MART STORES INC
-0.18
At Closing, January 16th
100.69 USD
APPLE INC
-0.90
At Closing, January 16th
176.19 USD

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From musing on the 2019 oil market to Apple's missing metric, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Ups and Downs

It's easy to blame Brexit for slowing banker hiring, but it may just be seasonal.

Source: Morgan McKinley

Steady and Strong

A tighter labor market and strong sales growth mean Walmart's wage hike makes sense.

Source: Bloomberg

Golden Years

With 2019 crude oil swaps rallying, it's not early too start thinking about next year in oil.

Source: Bloomberg

Repeat Business

Apple needs iPhone users to upgrade to newer phones at a solid clip if it hopes to achieve its customary growth rates.

Source: Estimates by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Note: Apple's fiscal year ends in September.

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