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Share Buybacks: Underweighting Spendthrift CEOs

Jan. 04, 2022 3:30 AM ETWTV1 Comment
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  • When investors lose two-thirds of their capital, they have to “triple up” to get back to even. That is hard to do if you have moved to 100% cash because you threw in the towel.
  • Of all our mandates, the WisdomTree U.S. Value Fund (WTV) may be the one that most taps into this concept, this returning of capital back to its rightful owners.
  • After the November rebalancing, WTV's dividend and buyback yields summed to 7.65%, or about 5 percentage points more than the S&P 500.

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By Jeff Weniger, CFA

Have you read Reminiscences of a Stock Operator yet?

It’s the one by “Edwin Lefevre,” the pen name for Jesse Livermore, the legendary speculator who famously played critical roles in the markets a hundred

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