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Six muddles about share buy-backs
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THE last time a corporate-finance concept went mainstream was during the financial crisis, when banks’ capital became a subject you could raise in yoga studios or biker bars without being hushed or hospitalised. Now there is a new candidate: share buy-backs, which reached $189bn in the three months to March for firms in the S&P […]

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To forecast share returns, count buy-backs as well as dividends
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WHAT is the point of buying shares? Ultimately investors must hope that the cash they receive from the company will offer an attractive long-term return. Over the long run, reinvested dividends rather than capital gains have comprised the vast bulk of returns. But since the 1980s American firms have increasingly used share buy-backs, which have […]

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