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

U.S. Discretionary Spending and Recessions

U.S. Discretionary Spending and Recessions Because there are few imbalances, Deutsche Bank suggests that the U.S. expansion could continue for many more years. Note: discreationary spending defined as consumer durable goods, plus business capex, plus residential investment (i.e. PCE durables + gross private domestic investment). Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Financial Conditions and Capital Expenditures

Financial Conditions and Capital Expenditures Easier financial conditions don’t boost capex, amid the current uncertainty over tariffs and the slowdown in global economies. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research