Consider the companies that are sitting on stockpiles of cash. Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Alphabet (Google) and Apple were each sitting on more than $100 billion of cash as of the end of last year, according to FactSet. And Facebook and Amazon together are sitting on another $100 billion of cash. (Of course that has likely changed over the past few weeks.) Interesting tidbit: Microsoft has more cash on hand than a lot of countries, including Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, France, Germany and Italy (according to latest IMF data and excluding gold reserves).