Chart of the Week I: The Rise of Corporate Cash

Corporate cash load - now a record $2.26t - is showing solid growth (Apple is literally 10% of that). And people wonder why the private markets are the new public markets. With that much cash on balance sheet, is it any wonder that, and others are getting scooped up by corporates prior to ever hitting the public market (and having to show the grotesque nature of their revenue models)? P.S. This doesn't count the $1.53 trillion of private equity "dry powder" that's just laying in wait. 

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