Dividends vs Buybacks Since 1982

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Although I have long considered myself a fan of “dividend investing”, I am just as aware that not all dividend dollars are equal in quality, and so often look at “dividend alternatives” as part of the “total shareholder yield” picture. “Total Shareholder Yield” often refers to the sum of ways profitable companies can return cash […]

S&P 500 Buyback Yield Achievers beat the market

How to Beat the Market, Factor 2: Buyback Yield and Total Shareholder Return

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Buyback yield is one of the top factors I look for in stocks of companies I buy.Β  Buyback yield can be thought of one of at least four components of total shareholder return, the others being book value growth, debt reduction / deleveraging yield (familiar to anyone who has paid down principal on a mortgage), […]