A trader at the New York Stock Exchange smiles as US stocks close higher on April 12. Stocks have enjoyed a bull run under the Trump administration and corporate stock buy-backs have been the major source of demand for American equities. Photo: Xinhua
Varun Ghotgalkar
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Varun Ghotgalkar

Why stock buy-backs continue to drive growth in the US markets

Varun Ghotgalkar says corporate stock repurchases remain a popular way to return value to shareholders because they are not penalised by taxes, they can send signals about the stock’s value and are not subject to ‘sticky dividends’ 

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange smiles as US stocks close higher on April 12. Stocks have enjoyed a bull run under the Trump administration and corporate stock buy-backs have been the major source of demand for American equities. Photo: Xinhua
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