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Why Stock Buybacks are Significant and What to Make of Recent Trends

As the name implies, stock buybacks (also known as share repurchase programs) happen when companies buy back their own shares. A firm uses its cash position to repurchase company stock either in the open market or directly from select shareholders. These programs reduce the number of shares outstanding for the company in question and thus increase the ownership stakes of its remaining shareholders. The end result is more profits or earnings per share (EPS) per shareholder.

Common Money Personalities

Successful people come in a variety of types, but a common denominator in successful people is that they have a good awareness of their own personality with money. Money personalities affect the way we behave when making financial decisions and how we go about spending, saving and investing.

Know Thyself – Are You a Trader or an Investor?

I heard about a study that found people were more likely to vote if you ask them, “are you a voter?” as opposed to, “do you plan on voting?” The way you view yourself matters. If you identify as a voter, then you are more likely to go to the polls or send in your ballot at election time. It’s the same with fitness – if you identify as a runner, you are more likely to run consistently, because it’s not just something you do, it’s who you are.

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