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AK Global

Oct 9, 2019

Since the 2008 financial crisis stock buybacks have been at historically elevated levels. These levels have accelerated at an even greater pace since the Trump Tax cuts. In this episode we explain what stock buybacks are and the consequences of this poorly understood corporate policy.

Topics include:

What stock buybacks are and how they work

A short history on stock buybacks

Decrease in stock ownership by households and individuals

Majority of stocks owned by wealthiest Americans

Executive compensation packages

Margin and corporate debt to GDP at all time highs

Unintended consequences of stock buyback policy