Stop Bashing Buybacks
Stop Bashing Buybacks

An opinion piece in the Financial Times contends that the focus on stock buybacks in the Inflation Reduction Act, which imposes a 1% excise tax on share repurchases, indicates a…

Buybacks Hit Record
Buybacks Hit Record

Companies in the S&P 500 bought back $234.5 billion worth of shares during the third quarter of 2021, more than the previous record of $223 billion the last quarter of…

Sizing the Upswing in Buybacks and Dividends
Sizing the Upswing in Buybacks and Dividends

Corporations’ pandemic response of cutting costs and increasing liquidity has left them with hefty cash balances, and a recent CFA Institutearticle outlines ways to determine if corporate cash “givebacks” are…