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Fly Charts: Ackman Clams Up and Goldman Needs Pay Cuts

From a Jack Daniels hangover to P&G's tiny revolution, 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 a Jack Daniels hangover to P&G's tiny revolution, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Actively Disappointing

Bill Ackman's brash public investing campaigns were in part intended to convince investors that he was actually earning his high fees. Will they pay up for a quieter Ackman?

Source: Bloomberg

Where Goldman Is Still No. 1

Goldman's share price and trading performance are lagging badly. But the company is still paying better than everybody else. It's time for a comp cut.

Source: Bloomberg

Based on 2017

Small Companies, Big Impact

P&G is finally catching on to the idea that smaller niche brands may be the future. But it has a long way to go in its pursuit of such opportunities.

Source: Boston Consulting Group, IRI

Gulp

Bacardi's Patron buyout is making Brown-Forman look increasingly overpriced.

Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Gillian Tan on JPMorgan's overstated benevolence: "JPMorgan Chase & Co. deserves some credit for passing on a chunk of savings garnered from U.S. tax cuts to its employees and the community. But drilling into its Tuesday announcement, a serious portion of the bank's "$20 billion, five-year comprehensive investment" can be simply attributed to business as usual. 

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