Supposedly ‘Uncertainty‘ is the new Corporate buzzword.
‘Uncertainty‘ is the Mantra that keeps them FROZEN with inaction.
Well I guess, a lot depends on what kind of ‘Action’ — were looking at.
America’s Corporate Cash Cushion
Jonathan Cheng, WSJ Market Beat — Sep 17, 2010
The Federal Reserve put out its quarterly report on fund flows today, which shows corporate balance sheets more or less flat at $1.845 trillion, compared to $1.847 trillion in the first quarter of 2010.
“Companies weren’t stuck like a deer in the headlights because of regulatory or political uncertainty,” he said. Instead, he says corporate directors have been spending on capital expenditures, M&A, and buybacks and dividends. [ … according to Anthony Carfang, from at Chicago-based corporate treasury consultancy Treasury Strategies.]
Dividends and buybacks, like the ones announced after market close yesterday by Texas Instruments, are on the rise […]
Be afraid, be very afraid, people — Or so the Corporate Speakers are telling us.