Lots of buying power on the sidelines

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READY TO SPEND: Inasmuch as one of corporate America’s favorite things to do with its spare cash is to use it to fund share repurchases, I am very much in favor of this chart.

Or maybe the cash might go to fuel an M&A frenzy! That would be good, too.

Oh, and while I’m on the topic of what might help propel stock prices higher, NYSE margin debt hasn’t been this low in years.