S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks

S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks This chart shows that buybacks account for the largest share of cash spending by companies in the S&P 500. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. and European Buybacks

U.S. and European Buybacks U.S. and European buybacks as percentage of cash are not at their pre-global financial crisis levels. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Buybacks vs. European Buybacks

U.S. Buybacks vs. European Buybacks This chart shows that European buybacks are not as popular as they are in the U.S.. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Share Buybacks by Month

Share Buybacks by Month Excluding 2008, August and November are generally the busiest months for buyback executions in the past decade. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Annual Buybacks Since 2007

S&P 500 Annual Buybacks Since 2007 Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates, U.S. corporate stock buybacks are booming since 2010. According to Goldman Sachs, the stock market should get around $1 trillion boost via buybacks this year. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter Share buybacks have contracted for the first time since 2017, as trade tensions and economic slowdown worry U.S. firms. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

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. But what would happend if companies reinvested instead of buying their own shares? Picture source: Bianco Research