The Entrust Experience
We recently met with Janine, who wants to dip her toes back into the volatile waters of the financial markets. She reported to us that her fear following the 2008 downturn caused her to withdraw her investments. She felt too unsure to stay the course for the long-term. Instead, she parked her money in several money market accounts.
 
"Actually", Janine admitted, "I was trying to go it alone and finally realized I did not know how to evaluate my portfolio choices. Portfolio choices are so complex today. I wasn’t sure what to do. But now when I look back on the past six years, my account values have barely budged. That's not the result I wanted either."
 
From time to time I'll bet we have all felt that we do not know how to evaluate our portfolio allocation choices. And this uncertainty is not likely to lead any of us to good decision-making. Rather, it tends to erode our confidence. With confidence on the wane, as Janine discovered, maintaining a long-term perspective can be challenging.
 
Aim to enhance your investing confidence
The financial crisis in Greece has colored the capital markets with uncertainty in 2015. And by now the crisis in Greece has challenged the confidence of many investors. Perhaps like other investors you have found yourself second-guessing your planning. You may be thinking, "Do I need to re-evaluate my investment plan based upon current events? Does my long-term perspective still make sense?"
 
We encourage two forms of action in response to such questions. First, while you are relaxing during this wonderful summer month, take a couple of minutes to watch the following video. It may help reaffirm your confidence in the long-term nature of effective investment planning. https://www.dimensional.com/video/?vid=1_rustqjut
 
And second, contact us to have a dialogue about concerns that have come to your mind: 610-687-3515 or info@entrustfinancial.com. We believe both these actions will help restore your confidence in your long-term planning.
 
 
Chilled and Marinated Heirloom Tomato Soup
With your investing confidence back on track, you may want to focus on enjoying some of the summer bounty available to us in August. Home-grown tomatoes are a summer treat and are quite an investment in good health for many of us.
 
Combine all the following ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. The next day, transfer to a blender and puree to a smooth liquid. Serve in glasses with a mini bar straw.
 
1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled, cored, seeded and chopped
½ cup tomato paste
1 2/3 cups water
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 teaspoon finely ground Espelette pepper
3 tablespoons best-quality sherry vinegar
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
20 fresh basil leaves
 
A big thank you goes to Johannes Sailer, chef at Les Abeilles in Provence, France for sharing his delicious and easy to prepare recipe during a cooking class Joslyn attended in 2005.
 

 
 Actual investment return and principal value of equities, bonds, and mutual funds will fluctuate so that an investor’s securities or shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  There are risks associated with investing, including the risk of loss of principal.  There is no assurance that a diversified portfolio will result in better returns than an undiversified portfolio,nor does diversification assure against market loss.

 
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