Are Stock Buybacks Going to Boost the Market?

Are Stock Buybacks Going to Boost the Market?

Posted On July 30, 2019 2:47 pm

As the 2020 elections approach and the political rhetoric surrounding income inequality heats up, one of the obvious-and-easy targets are corporations.  Among the regulatory arrows being fired are proposals for restrictions, or outright bans on stock buybacks.  

But, you know who’s not talking about buybacks? The companies themselves. That’s because prior earnings reports are considered a “quiet period” in which corporations are not only restricted from what information they can disclose, but also must halt their share repurchase programs.  Now, as we cross… Continue reading at StockNews.com

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.

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