Rigged?! The C-Suites Have Been The Only Net Buyer of Their Own Stocks Since The Financial Crisis

More importantly, when looking at the bigger picture and finding $213 billion in redemptions from equity funds stands in stark contrast to $337bn inflows to bond funds; Hartnett answered our pressing question: who is buying stocks here?

His answer: “the sole buyer of US stocks remain corporate buybacks, not institutions” as shown in the chart below.