Corporate profit growth is certainly ebbing, but the picture is far from grim.
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Due out Wednesday, they should indicate policymakers’ thinking on their rate hike pause.
Among corporate plans, the financial sector achieves highest ratio, while energy and telecom lag.
Vermont senator calls them wasteful, while Lloyd Blankfein lauds repurchases as an ultimate economy booster.
Strong equity market performance in January 2019 helped partly reverse course.
Firm says investors likely got ‘the bulk’ of their 2019 returns last month.
Since he took over the Federal Reserve, stocks had dropped on days when its policymaking body wrapped up work—until yesterday.
As rates rise, company share repurchases using leverage dipped to 14% of total in 2018, half the 2017 level, JPMorgan says.
Nuveen’s veteran stock strategist thinks it will surpass the 1990s’ record by summer.
Historically, the S&P 500 has been flat when federal functions grind to a halt, and the index is up 7.5% since the latest closure.
Though he has been wrong before. Remember ‘irrational exuberance’?