Buyback Blackout Periods

Buyback Blackout Periods Do Not Negatively Impact Market Performance

The October 2018 market correction where the S&P 500® Index fell by 7%, its worst October since 2008,(1) left investors searching for a culprit. Some of the usual suspects were blamed — rising geopolitical tensions ahead of the US midterms, the high likelihood of a slowdown in economic and earnings growth after the sugar rush of fiscal stimulus and tighter monetary policy leading to higher rates and investors discounting stocks’ future cash flows at that higher rate.

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