The events of this past week should serve as good reminder to all of us that no matter what you do every day, we face risks beyond our control. Not that we should live our lives in constant fear – we should just prepare for the worst and then feel very fortunate should we end up living long and healthy lives.
According to the American Farm Bureau, the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 remained essentially unchanged this year from 2018. In their cost survey, they saw an increase of $0.01 to a total average cost of $48.91.
Company stock buybacks recently surpassed 2007’s prior record of $172 billion. As of the first quarter 2018, buybacks from the S&P 500 Index constituents reached $178 billion