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Sep 29
Comment: you won't believe it
Sep 29
Comment: In May, with great and perfectly orchestrated fanfare, US corporations announced plans to buy back $173.6 billion of their own shares sometime in the future. It was the largest monthly buyback announcement ever. And some of the announcements were expertly timed to overcome operational debacles.

The record amount of share repurchase announcements was due "in large part" to the changes in the corporate tax law, according to TrimTabs, which gathered the data.

This report was released when the digital ink was still drying on my musings about the FANGMAN stocks - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google's parent Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple, and Nvidia - that are so immensely overvalued that Goldman Sachs considered it necessary to come out with a note explaining that, based on fundamentals, they're actually not in a bubble, which I had some fun pooh-pooing.

Some of the FANGMAN stocks are massive share buyback queens, such as Apple and Microsoft. Others are bottomless cash-sinkholes, such as junk-rated Netflix, which has to constantly raise new money, either by selling more shares or selling debt, so that it has more fuel to burn through, and it doesn't have a dime to buy back its own shares.

That $173.6 billion in share repurchase plans includes the record-breaking mega-announcement from Apple that it would buy back $100 billion of its own shares. Here are the top five that account for $134.3 billion, or 77% of the total:

Apple: $100 billion
Micron: $10 billion
Qualcomm: $8.8 billion
Adobe: $8.0 billion
T-Mobile: $7.5 billion
To put that May total of $173.6 billion - these are just announcements of planned repurchases sometime in the future that may never fully transpire - into perspective: In Q1, total actual share buybacks reported by the S&P 500 companies amounted to $178 billion, an all-time record. That averages out to "only" $59.3 billion a month on average, compared to the announcements in May of $173.6 billion.

This chart shows the actual share buybacks as reported by companies in their quarterly earnings reports. Q1 broke all records, and as the May announcement indicates, that record will likely be broken soon

Sep 30
Comment: Un entrepreneur a tendance à mordre un peu plus qu’il ne peut en mâcher en espérant qu’il va vite apprendre à le mâcher. (Roy Ash)

Always learn before eat
Sep 30
Comment: An entrepreneur tends to bite a bit more than he can chew on, hoping he will quickly learn to chew it. (Roy Ash)
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At first I thought you were saying it was going down. Im sorry, now looking back at the chart I see you have a trade setup for both directions. I think its bullish, especially if we rally into end of year which I think we will since we didn't have any taper tantrum during the summer months.
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