Why Are Dividends and Buybacks Hitting Record Highs?

Why Are Dividends and Buybacks Hitting Record Highs? Corporate stock buybacks and dividends are booming, thanks to the tax cuts and low interest rates.Unfortunately, artificially low interest rates are associated with unnecessary debt and a rise of corporate debt-to-GDP since the Great Recession.

Global Debt Hits a Fresh Record

Global Debt Hits a Fresh Record Global debt hits a record high of nearly $253 trillion, or 322% of global GDP. Image: International Monetary Fund

S&P 500 All-Time Highs

S&P 500 All-Time Highs Today, S&P 500 jumps to record high on strong earnings. This chart shows S&P 500 all-time highs since 1982. Image: Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC.