David L. Bahnsen

David is the chief investment officer of The Bahnsen Group of HighTower Advisors in Newport Beach, Calif.

Office of prognostication

Money | The Congressional Budget Office’s healthcare predictions aren’t a reliable guide for lawmakers
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 6/14/17, 01:41 pm

With the GOP promising a “repeal and replace” of Obamacare, all eyes have turned to the U.S. Senate. The House passed a repeal-and-replace bill, the American Health Care Act, on May 4, and while the Senate is widely expected to make adjustments to the House plan, the reconciliation process gives senators a path to repeal and replace that requires only 51 votes, versus the 60 normally needed to prevent a filibuster.

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Value vs. values

Money | An interlinked society makes ‘socially conscious’ investing complicated
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 3/15/17, 03:59 pm

Should Christians emphasize “value” investing (making investing decisions around the economic value of a given investment opportunity) or “values” investing (buying stock only in companies that meet Biblical moral criteria)—and if the latter, which criteria to emphasize?

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Faith, finances, and fraudsters

Money | When hiring financial help, don’t fall for ‘the Jesus card’
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am

If you’re a Christian, you’re also a potential target of affinity fraud—what occurs when a financial adviser uses a profession of faith in Christ to worm his way into your confidence. That’s what happened recently to high-profile pro athletes, including San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez. They and others allegedly lost more than $30 million.

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