Share Buybacks vs. S&P 500 Index

Share Buybacks vs. S&P 500 Index The exit from the blackout period for stock buybacks by a significant number of companies could lead to a resurgence in buyback activity, potentially impacting stock performance and market dynamics. Image: Real Investment Advice

U.S. Share Buybacks

U.S. Share Buybacks Will U.S. share buybacks in 2022 surpass last year’s pace? Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Announced Share Buybacks in the U.S.

Announced Share Buybacks in the U.S. This chart puts into perspective the year-to-date running total of announced share buybacks in the U.S., Share buybacks surged to record highs this year, which is good news for U.S. stocks. Image: Fidelity Investments

Cumulative Share Buybacks by Sector

Cumulative Share Buybacks by Sector U.S. companies have spent $11 trillion on share repurchases since 2004, which has helped drive the U.S. stock market to record levels. Image: Fidelity Investments

U.S. Share Buybacks and Dividends

U.S. Share Buybacks and Dividends Over the past 20 years, U.S. corporates have clearly favored buybacks over dividends, reflecting a shift towards prioritizing shareholder value through capital appreciation rather than regular income distributions. Image: BofA Global Research

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks U.S. companies are ramping up share buybacks. Funding is coming in part from a rise in debt. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

U.S. Share Buybacks and VIX

U.S. Share Buybacks and VIX Interesting chart suggesting the relationship between U.S. share buybacks and VIX. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

S&P 500 Share Buybacks

S&P 500 Share Buybacks Chart suggesting that buybacks would still double the long-average in 2020. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

Share Buybacks in China

Share Buybacks in China Chinese companies are buying back record amounts of stocks. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research