On Stock Buybacks, Congress Has No Business Telling Companies How to Manage Their Balance Sheets

Although the United States government has run up a national debt that exceeds the Gross Domestic Product, two spendthrift United States senators have the temerity to lecture American corporations about how the latter should manage their balance sheets. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) recently proposed forthcoming legislation that aims to prevent corporations

National Security Clearances for Foreign Investment in the US

Generally, US law makes it simple for foreign companies and individual investors to acquire US assets and invest in US companies. However, the President of the United States has the authority to block or unwind foreign acquisitions of sensitive US assets on the grounds of national security. Voluntary CFIUS National Security Reviews Parties to a


Jason Kathman, Partner, Pronske Goolsby Kathman, P.C. Doug McCullough, Partner, McCullough Sudan, PLLC April 22, 2016 Also published on  B&V Capital Advisors “Capital Talk”. You don’t have to be J.R. Ewing to know what has happened to oil prices in the last two years. In June of 2014, West Texas Intermediate Crude (the benchmark for

Brexit: Implications for the Market and the US

In what Boris Johnson calls a “Glorious Opportunity”, Great Britain has voted by referendum to leave the European Union. Markets this morning have been jolted by the news. The pound is sliding and investors are nervous. But, what will be the long term consequences to Great Britain, countries like Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well