Dear Valued Clients and Friends, This week saw the ending of a volatile third quarter that actually created positive returns when all was said and done, and the beginning of a fourth-quarter that was welcomed by brutal news in the U.S. manufacturing sector. As of press time the market was down significantly on the week, down […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The market sold off aggressively last Friday after a late Thursday night tweet threatening new tariffs with Mexico. Some antitrust investigations rattled big tech companies early this week. But by mid-week was big-time rally mode as the Fed nodded and whispered that they are here to help. So we necessarily […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, At press time markets were up a bit on the week, but nothing constructive after last week’s downside, and “at press time” could be ancient history by the time you are reading this. Interestingly, this week would appear to be quite non-volatile as the up and down movements day by […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It has been an overwhelming week in terms of market action, as earnings season hits its crescendo, and analyst calls are aplenty. Outside of the individual stock results and outlooks that matter so much to investors, the political scene continues to require appropriate comprehension, and there has been no shortage […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, This week’s Dividend Café is as devoted to summarizing and analyzing market action from the first half of 2017 as could be expected, but there are some topical intrusions that warrant attention – namely, this mad man in North Korea and what their perpetual nuisances represent in terms of geopolitical […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Greetings from the deep seas of the Caribbean where I am with my kids celebrating the near-end of their summer. This little annual family vacation is a real blessing, but the Wifi bill I incur each year is not. One of these years I am going to learn how to […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, When earnings season becomes more enjoyable to watch than your own political party’s convention event, you know that your priorities have probably been improved. It has been a crazy week, but not because many of our stock holdings have released disappointing Q2 results (quite the contrary), but rather for many […]
As mentioned in our video and written piece late last week, for the fifth year in a row I spent the last few days of last week at the Annual SALT Conference in Las Vegas, a massive consortium of alternative asset managers, politicos, finance heads, and other such luminaries gathered together to discuss capital markets, […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, March and April proved to be great months for stocks and other “risk” assets. Some volatility resumed this week, but nothing in the same universe as what we saw earlier this year. There are a few particular things that have created our results so far this year, and more importantly, […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, And just like that we have completed two months of calendar year 2016 and are running at full sprint into the third month. Markets kicked off March with one of the strongest rally days of the year, advancing nearly 350 points on Tuesday. Overall a strong week behind a strong move […]
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David L. Bahnsen
Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer
David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and Forbes. David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County.
He is the author of the books, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (Post Hill Press) and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (Post Hill Press).
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