(Reuters) - Walmart Inc. is warning major packaged goods makers that it can no longer stomach their price hikes, pitching its own private-label products to shoppers as less-expensive alternatives to suppliers' name-brand goods.@reuters$WMT#CPIhttps://t.co/R17zFkRNL0
NFIB survey: Overall reading 90.3 vs 89.8. Number of firms raising prices in Jan fell to 42% - lowest since May 2021. Plans to raise prices in next 3 months 29%. Inflation still a concern but less so than past 6 months.
Bond ETFs having best start to a year in flows, taking in $20b in January. High rates, low rates, don't matter, they take in cash and are now thiiiiis close to doubling their aum since the 'black eye, some worry' days of March 2020 (a call we made & got right) via @psarofagispic.twitter.com/KLuos4xUUk
“.. speculative fervor from the levered trading community (think YOLO crowd) has clearly crept back into the market .. On Thursday, .. speculative fervor exploded, with Single Stock Call Option volumes notching its highest volume day ever, by a wide margin.”
“…roughly 15% of companies in the S&P 500 have seen headcount increases of 40% or more since the start of the pandemic (Exhibit 4), and only one-fifth of them have announced layoffs so far.” - Goldman pic.twitter.com/tu3eFeZB5g
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