Total R&D Investment – U.S. vs. China

Total R&D Investment – U.S. vs. China China’s R&D spending exceeds that of the United States, for the first time in history. The gap is expected to widen over time. Image: BofA Research Investment Committee

S&P 500 YoY Growth – Buybacks vs. Capex and R&D

S&P 500 YoY Growth – Buybacks vs. Capex and R&D Buybacks were down 10% in 3Q 2019, but it’s good news to see that capex and R&D were up 8%. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research