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Why You Can’t Trust Share Buybacks

Why You Can’t Trust Share Buybacks

Dear Investor, Share buybacks have become the rage for companies with large amounts of excess profits or free cash flow. Wall Street analysts love share buybacks as a way to “return capital to shareholders,” and many boards of directors give a lot of weight to what the analysts who follow their companies say. My opinion […]

Uncle Sam’s 7% Income Christmas Gift

Uncle Sam’s 7% Income Christmas Gift

Dear Reader, Those of us out in the real world, buying gasoline, bacon, Christmas gifts, and renting homes, understand that inflation is real and probably higher than the official government inflation number. However, interest rates on fixed-income investments such as Treasury bonds and CDs remain very low. One exception is the U.S. government’s inflation-linked savings […]