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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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AboutDavid Bahnsen, Author at Affluent Christian Investor - Page 6 of 6

David Bahnsen

David Bahnsen

David L. Bahnsen, CFP®, CIMA® is the founder, Managing Director, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management boutique based in Newport Beach, managing over $1 billion in client assets. David has been named as one of Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors as well as On Wall Street’s Top 40 Advisors Under 40 and Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in America. He brought The Bahnsen Group independent through the elite boutique fiduciary, HighTower Advisors, in April 2015 after eight years as a Chairman's Club Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and seven years as a First Vice President at UBS Financial Services. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to Forbes. David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and the Lincoln Club of Orange County, and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. David's true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and his house in the desert. His ultimate passions are his lovely wife of 15+ years, Joleen, their gorgeous and brilliant children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together in Newport Beach, California.

Posts By David Bahnsen

December 19, 2014 |

Energy Destruction and Portfolio Construction: 2015 Reflections

On June 27, 2014, the price of Nymex WTI Crude Oil (per barrel) reached a high level for the year of $107.50. It began a slow, steady decline that, over the next three months, brought the price down to the … Read More

November 7, 2014 |

An Election Postmortem – A Wave by Any Other Name

There is a danger in two things shortly after an election: Excessively mourning the results, and excessively celebrating the results. No election, ever, means nearly as much as we want to think it does. Culture … Read More

November 3, 2014 |

High Market Volatility is Not Going Away

(Please note that the very surprising announcement in the wee hours of the night last Thurs/Fri morning that the Bank of Japan is adding 80 trillion yen – no typos there – to its monetary base did not leave enough … Read More

October 29, 2014 |

Diversifying Investments in High-Volatility Markets

I have been writing for several weeks now about my belief that we are in for an extended period of time of higher volatility than we have been accustomed to the last three years. If nothing else, the eventual … Read More

October 21, 2014 |

The Underlying Causes of Last Week’s (Exaggerated) Sell-Off

How bad can this sell-off get (Friday’s rally notwithstanding)?

Let me answer it this way.  At this exact point three years ago the S&P 500 was coming off two months of (a) A United States Treasury Credit DOWNGRADE for the … Read More

September 16, 2014 |

Investing in Bonds and Equities in Q4

There is a lot of coverage in this week’s commentary on the behavior of the markets in August. The third quarter will come to an end at the end of this month, and a couple weeks into the fourth … Read More

September 9, 2014 |

What Inflation and Deflation Risks Mean for Interest Rates

Executive Summary My top points of the week, noted with an asterisk (*).

1)    Hyper low inflation yields in Germany, Japan, France, and Canada are the result of global deflationary concerns stemming from inadequate growth and excessive debt. Anything and … Read More

September 5, 2014 |

The Truth About Market Corrections

Executive Summary My top points of the week, noted with an asterisk (*).

1)    The legitimacy of this lengthy and powerful bull market in stocks has been doubted and disrespected by many professional pundits who have been bothered by the … Read More

September 1, 2014 |

Five Questions to Civilly Pose to Your Liberal Friends

If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that … Read More

August 22, 2014 |

Everything You Need to Know About Market Volatility

Investors hoping for subdued volatility last week did not get what they were hoping for, but perhaps the volatility was more likable than three weeks ago. I talk a lot about volatility expectations in the year or so to come … Read More

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