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Buybacks vs Capex

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U.S. corporates spending or ‘investing’ over the last 10 years:

  • CapEx ($6.4T), including often non-productive M&As
  • Buybacks ($4.9T) and
  • Dividends ($3.4T)

 

via @mbarna6

Just another reminder why productivity growth is not being aided by cheap credit.

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