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Dividend Café is the place to come for a caffeinated stroll through our investment brain.  We combine weekly ad hoc market perspective with evergreen truths and principles, covering a wide array of topics from macroeconomic to vanilla asset allocation.  We want it to be readable for people of all levels of investor sophistication, and, most importantly, want it to be an authentic reflection of what we believe.  The regurgitation of other’s investment perspective can be found anywhere.  The Dividend Café is our material, for good or for bad.

How Investors Should be Thinking about Politics and their Portfolios - TBG Investment Committee 10/01/19

Dear Valued Friends and Clients, Few topics seem to be more front and center these days for investors than how the 2020 election may impact their portfolios.  In fact, the new “impeachment inquiry” from the House accelerates some of those questions (and for many investors, concerns). But what does history tell us about political ramifications […]

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Dividend Cafe - Not All Portfolios are Created Equal - TBG Investment Committee - 09/11/19

Dear Valued Clients and Friends – This week’s Dividend Cafe podcast with the entire TBG Investment Committee almost makes it without talking about the trade war, the Fed, or Presidential tweets (not quite).  But what we do accomplish this week is a digestible, succinct, informative talk on how portfolios are often constructed, and how they […]

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The Bahnsen Group is registered with HighTower Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, and with HighTower Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with the SEC. Securities are offered through HighTower Securities, LLC; advisory services are offered through HighTower Advisors, LLC.

This is not an offer to buy or sell securities. No investment process is free of risk, and there is no guarantee that the investment process or the investment opportunities referenced herein will be profitable. Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance and is not a guarantee. The investment opportunities referenced herein may not be suitable for all investors.

All data and information reference herein are from sources believed to be reliable. Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained in this research is provided as general market commentary, it does not constitute investment advice. The team and HighTower shall not in any way be liable for claims, and make no expressed or implied representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the data and other information, or for statements or errors contained in or omissions from the obtained data and information referenced herein. The data and information are provided as of the date referenced. Such data and information are subject to change without notice.

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about the author

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).