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What Are Stock Buybacks and Why Are There Warren Buffett on Berkshire share 2 days ago   03:48

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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have introduced proposals to restrict stock buybacks. WSJ’s Ken Brown explains the basics of buybacks and the economics of the plans. Illustration: Laura Kammermann

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Comments 116 Comments

a64750
reverse split is best. Tax, Tax, Tax is all Democrats understand
Jcewazhere
Goes against all the precedent? Stock buybacks were illegal until Reagan changed that in 1982.
ACK Preacher
I have no issues with companies buying back shares with EARNED money -- I do have an issue with companies taking on massive leverage borrowing tons of cheap money with these low interest rates to buy back shares -- this is probably why 220 of the S&P 500 companies now have a BBB rating -- 1 step above junk -- and when they are unable to meet debt obligations or make numbers with earnings the fastest way to solve the problem is to lay off people --
Inverted Noise
Never mind the practice was ILLEGAL until a few years ago. The mechanism for returning value to shareholders is called a dividend. Buybacks are simply a way of producing artificial demand(aka higher prices) for execs to sell their stocks into, and nothing more.
Noun
I love to hear you talk about companies borrow billions of dollars to buy their stocks, CEOs gets big bonuses. CEOs then quite their jobs' then sell the own stocks at the peak. This scheme is only benefit the rich and it is fraudulent.
eprasad ji
Buybacks should be stopped. Dividends payment should be encouraged
Thezebraherd
Workers should buy stock
Moksha Mahey
Can we not have government interfere in consentful transactions
Dakota M
I don't know about everyone else but I've made a lot more money the past couple years. Got my house paid off a year earlier, but my hopefully future fiance a nicer ring and am now starting invest some of my money. Rich people are more then happy to give their money to other people they just want something in return such as labor or partnership in their companies (buying stocks). Etc Which seems fair to me I don't give my money to anyone without getting something in return, well maybe taxes but that's a different discussion.
Nicholas A.
Tami Baldwin from WI was the person who was for this. I guess those 2 took it up.
boson96
DemocRATS are willing to strangle the economy in order to get closer to a communist state. Why do these people always want to dictate what other people do with their money?!
Honest Business
He is selling some snake oil.
MT
Stock buy backs are the same as dividends.
Atheos Nous
Missing in this presentation is perhaps the real motivation for corporate buybacks. Management compensation is often based on earnings per share numbers. Buybacks is a way to boost EPS without real company performance. Profits should go toward R&D, investments, acquisitions, training and increased dividends, *not* buybacks. In the most egregious cases, corporations have borrowed trillions to buyback their stocks, a disservice to long term shareholders.
Phlegethon
Get to the point jesus.
E K
If growth raises wages, then why have wages been stagnant for so long? Clearly this thinking is false.
99,999,999 views
Buyback = Manipulation
ang boro
we need subtitles
Manzoor Ali
Democrats are trying to destroy the American dream we all want for ourselves. You try and stop investors from cashing out their OWN money. You stop investment. Democrats are hellbent on socialism for all but the ruling elite class.
Shilpan Shukla
Money sitting in bank accounts help the bank to loan other
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Warren Buffett on Berkshire share What Are Stock Buybacks and Why Are There 2 days ago   09:12

Warren Buffett sits down with CNBC's Becky Quick to share his perspective on share buybacks through the example of Berkshire and Apple.