Phil Oakley 

Buybacks versus dividends – which is best?

Phil Oakley

Buybacks versus dividends – which is best?

Most investors know what a dividend is. But when it comes to companies buying back their own shares things are not always that clear. Are buybacks a good thing for shareholders? The short answer is sometimes but not always. I am going to take a closer look at share buybacks and shed some light on when they are good for shareholders and when they are bad.

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