Corporate Cash Usage Over the Years by Goldman Sachs | Exploring Markets

Corporate Cash Usage Over the Years by Goldman Sachs

Incredible chart here from Goldman Sachs. The chart shows corporate cash usage since 2000. We can see the percentage of money companies spent over the course of a year on M&A, dividends, buybacks, and Research and Development.

The chart shows that companies are spending more on R&D, M&A, and Capital Expenditures than they did before the 2008 financial crisis.

These are the metrics you should WANT to see in coordination with a bullish stock market. Think of the 1980s M&A Boom. Start up your engines: