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Are Stock Buybacks Good For Dividend Investors?

Are Stock Buybacks Good For Dividend Investors?

| May 12, 2021

As I review 2021’s first-quarter earnings results, I have been struck by how company after company announced new or increased share buyback programs. Companies describe buybacks as “returning cash to shareholders.” I think that is a load of crap, and I have several thoughts on why widespread stock buybacks are a terrible idea. Alphabet Inc. […]

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Dividend vs Share Buyback: Which Is Better?

Dividend vs Share Buyback: Which Is Better?

| February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

For well over a century, dividends were the preferred means for corporations to return excess cash to their shareholders. But companies began focusing more on share buybacks in the 1980s to return capital to shareholders. According to Morningstar, stock buybacks have now surpassed dividends as the means to return excess capital to shareholders. In this dividend vs share […]

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