Archive for March, 2006

Stock Sales by Households Outpace Buybacks

The Federal Reserve national flow of funds accounts (Tables F100, F102, and L102), show that over the last five years, net sales of corporate equities by U.S. households proceeded faster than corporations could match with buyback programs. […]

Why Stock Buybacks May Not Be a ‘Buy Signal’

Many investors have finally caught on that stock buybacks are a manipulative device used by company management to increase market levels and give value to stock options. Now, there are newsletters that inform short-term traders when companies announce equity repurchase programs. The idea is to buy on the announcement and sell as prices rise. This might […]

Dividend Yields on Corporate Equities Drop in 2005

The Federal Reserve national flow of funds accounts (Tables F102 and L102) show that current yields for cash dividends on U.S. corporate equities fell significantly in 2005. The current yield for the entire market is calculated by comparing the Federal Reserve’s figure for total market value of corporate equities to total disbursements on cash dividends. The graph […]

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