FAQs on Share Buybacks for Lawmakers, Journalists, and Investors

Below are some of the best reads on the topic of capital allocation, with a specific nod to share buybacks.  Given the amount of misinformation surrounding this topic, we curated the best literature across academia, Wall Street, and traditional media.

(If there is anything wonderful I missed, please let me know)

Enjoy!

AQR: Buyback Derangement Syndrome, 2018

Warren Buffet: Annual letter,  2018

Aswath Damodaran: Stock Buybacks: Minunderstood, Misanalyzed, and Misdiagnosed, 2015  (Also data download )

EPOCH: The Case for Shareholder Yield, 2005

Meb Faber: Shareholder Yield,

Goldman Sachs: Top of Mind: Buyback Realities, 2019

JP Morgan: Annual Report, 2018

Man GLG:  STOCK BUYBACKS: FREEING THE INVISIBLE HAND, OR LEGITIMISING THE FAT FINGER, 2019

Michael Mauboussin: Disbursing Cash to Shareholders, Frequently Asked Questions about Buybacks and Dividends, 2014, Share Repurchases from All Angels, 2012

Ned Davis: Blaming Buybacks, 2018 ($)

OSAM: The Power of Share Repurchases, 2014, High Conviction Buybacks, 2015, Buyback Bulls and Bears, 2016

Two Sigma: Share Buybacks: A Brief Investigation, 2019

William Thorndike, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, 2012

Ed Yardeni, Stock Buybacks: The True Story, 2019 and charts here

Jason Zweig: The Fireworks Over Share Buybacks Are Duds, 2019