Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Despite the shortened market week, we got another display of market uncertainty and persistent volatility this week (though lately the upside volatility has outweighed the downside volatility). We use this week’s Dividend Cafe to really jump around the horn and give you a succinct but well-packed punch in the state […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, I give myself very good advice. But I very seldom follow it. Will I ever learn to do the things I should? So goes the Kathryn Beaumont hit from 1951, Very Good Advice, in the classic Disney masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland. Why am I starting this week’s Dividend Cafe with a quote from Alice in […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Welcome to 2019, and Happy New Year! I am sure for many investors, getting out of 2018 is fine by them … What 2019 will hold is sure to be the subject of a lot of punditry analysis and forecast in the weeks ahead (including our own, as our annual […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, I wanted to take this week off from the normal writing and recordings but market conditions this month would have none of it. We spent a half-market-day on Monday (Christmas Eve) dropping 650 more points on the Dow, getting a whisker’s distance away from a 20% drop in the S&P 500 from […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, As of press time, the market still has one more market day ahead of it (the market is closed Friday for Good Friday), but it appears that we will see markets close Q1 up for the quarter, after enjoying a January that was off the chains strong. The volatility of […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The first quarter of 2018 will come to an end next week, and great effort will be exerted (by us, and others) to properly analyze what all took place in Q1, what it means, and how we should feel about the state of markets in the present, and future. Undoubtedly, […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, We celebrated the nine-year anniversary last week of the beginning of this bull market, the official bottom in the stock market out of the financial crisis (666 on the S&P 500; 6,500-ish in the Dow Jones). And nine years later, the same principles are at play in what drives returns […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It should be no surprise that what has dominated markets this week has been trade policy, the outlook for economic growth in light of potential global trade disruptions, and the changing composition of economic leadership in the Trump administration. The bulk of this week’s Dividend Cafe addresses these topics and […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Some people may feel February being the worst month in markets since the ancient history of 2016 cannot possibly be called a “gift,” but they may feel differently after reading this week’s Dividend Café. Yes, the extremely strong January of this year was followed up by the first negative month […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, If memory serves it was former Bill Clinton advisor, James Carville, who once said when he died when he wanted to be reincarnated as the bond market in his next life, because that was where the real power was … (there is actually another famous quote from Carville in this […]
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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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