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Companies Hoarding Cash

Where will all the cash hoards on U.S. corporate balance sheets turn up?  Too often companies with large cash holdings blow it on wasteful acquisitions rather than return it to shareholders.  However, there is so much cash on U.S. corporate balance sheets that it will end up in investors pockets somehow.  Companies will either give it directly to thier own shareholders via dividends and buybacks or they will spread it around the market as a whole (donating it to other shareholders) through acquisitions.

It's appropriate that nasdaq.com found my comments on the matter at Kapitall.  After all, the companies with the famously largest cash positions (Microsoft, Apple, Cisco) are also the largest companies listed on the NASDAQ Exchange.


Disclosure:  I own Apple and Microsoft.  I am short in-the-money puts on Cisco.

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