Cash held on the balance sheets of U.S. non-financial companies has surged to $1.8 trillion according to Citi. The increase has been so steep that companies could go out and spend $200 billion within the next year, and still have some of the highest cash piles in history.
They could, for example, execute $200 billion in further acquisitions with ease.
(Chart via Citi, Monday Morning Musings, 4 October 2010)
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