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The financial news networks have their hands full.
That's why today, I want to talk to you about something they're missing…
You see, the buyback corner of the market has been serving up record-breaking numbers lately.
Now, I know that "buybacks" may not sound like the most exciting thing in the news right now – but the truth is, they're extremely important for the overall market.
And this could be the one catalyst we're looking for to rally the market higher.
Here's what I mean…
The Buyback Record Breaker Could Pad Your Pockets
Well, corporate America has officially been under the new tax law, and they celebrated it by rolling out a new record: $1 trillion of stock buybacks.
This buyback boom can easily contribute to the strong economic growth we've seen, and when you add on the corporate tax overhaul that was signed into law, this strong buyback trend shouldn't be a surprise.
You see, the new tax law leaves companies with a lot more cash to help pump up their stock price. Not only did the new tax law reduce the corporate rate, it also handed corporations a large break when it comes to foreign profits.
And companies have wasted no time in utilizing this extra cash, using it to reward shareholders. Buyback announcements spiked around 64% in 2018.
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Now, buybacks are always a sign of good things to come. You see, they tell investors that the company has confidence in its growth prospects – and it also shows confidence in the operations, sales, and revenue-producing potential over a longer haul. This make the company much more appealing to investors, as you'll know the stock has the capability to continue to climb in price.
Here are the top three reasons why share buybacks are good for the stock market – and your pockets:
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Tom Gentile is one of the world's foremost authorities on stock, futures and options trading.
With more than 25 years' experience trading stocks, futures, and options, Tom's style of trading systems and strategies are designed to help individual investors propel themselves past 99 percent of the trading crowd.