Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019

Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019 Are buybacks driving the show? Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates, corporate stock buybacks are booming. Over the past decade, S&P 500 companies bought back $5 trillion shares, while cumulative flows from households and foreigners are only a drop in the bucket. But what would happend if companies reinvested instead…

S&P 500 Buybacks Index

S&P 500 Buybacks Index The S&P 500 Buyback Index is down on a YoY basis. As a reminder, buybacks are the source of the rally in the stock market since 2009. Image: Crescat Capital LLC

S&P 500 Weekly Announced Buybacks

S&P 500 Weekly Announced Buybacks Buybacks are coming back and that’s good news for stocks, as more buybacks lead to a higher payout ratio. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

S&P 500 Share Buyback Announcements

S&P 500 Share Buyback Announcements The coronavirus pandemic stops share repurchases. Buyback authorizations have declined by 66% year-over-year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research