Up Up and Away

If you are like most investors, you would like perspective on how financial market trends may affect your portfolio of investments. For user-friendly commentary, please enjoy the quick read and chart following. As always, our Entrust advisors welcome the opportunity for a conversation. Entrust Financial LLC® Market Commentary for the First Quarter, 2021 Following [...]

Up Up and Away2021-04-21T19:58:35+00:00

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, III: Invest for the long-term

Part Three of Three Joslyn G Ewart, CFP® — September 15, 2020 There may be no better starting place for a discussion of Retirement Security in a Pandemic, III: Invest for the long-term, than a refresher regarding the marshmallow test. The marshmallow test was a study on delayed gratification led by Stanford University professor, [...]

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, III: Invest for the long-term2021-01-27T17:15:13+00:00

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, Part Two: Plan and Prioritize

Part Two of Three Joslyn G Ewart, CFP® — August 4, 2020 It is not uncommon for considerations of retirement security to begin with a debate about the capital markets: Will they go up or will they go down? This focus—just as you are trying to plan your retirement savings, establish your retirement date, [...]

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, Part Two: Plan and Prioritize2021-01-27T17:15:23+00:00

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, Part One: Lead with savings

Part One of Three Joslyn G Ewart, CFP® — July 14, 2020 A nugget of wisdom that Warren Buffet has passed along more than once offers the perfect introduction to our discussion about retirement security: You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out. In other words, any investor whose [...]

Retirement Security in a Pandemic, Part One: Lead with savings2021-01-27T17:15:35+00:00

Free Sounds Good Right About Now

Uncertainty continues to be a primary characteristic of our current experience, as it has been since the beginning of the spring season. And if you are like many of us, this uncertainty may be causing financial questions to swirl in your mind. We have answers and as our Entrust clients know, we have a [...]

Free Sounds Good Right About Now2020-06-17T21:11:42+00:00

5 Rules to Live by During a Pandemic

For the past twelve weeks, we have provided weekly perspective about the medical and financial crises that struck in the early spring. As the nation segues from sheltering-in-place to heading back to some normal activities, many of us face a similar concern: What can we do to minimize our risk from the pandemic? This [...]

5 Rules to Live by During a Pandemic2021-01-27T17:17:51+00:00

Capital Market Perspective You Need Now

The surge in cases of the COVID-19 resulted in a sweeping reaction last week in the capital markets. Three market indicies that are familiar to many individual investors—The Dow Jones Industrial Average (The Dow), S&P 500, and Nasdaq—fell 10 % or more, the largest weekly loss since the 2008 financial crisis. Fears of a [...]

Capital Market Perspective You Need Now2021-01-27T17:23:56+00:00

3 Confidence-Inspiring Economic Facts from the Top

We often hear news reports about decisions of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) but are rarely in the presence of a committee member to learn about the goals and work of the group. Kudos to the Forum of Executive Women for hosting Lara Rhame, Chief U.S. Economist for FS Investments, interviewing Loretta [...]

3 Confidence-Inspiring Economic Facts from the Top2020-02-20T03:06:52+00:00

Value versus Growth: What is an Investor to Do?

At Entrust Financial, creating diversified portfolios for our clients is part of our DNA. A vital facet of this work is the disciplined asset allocation of our portfolio models. Why disciplined? Because asset allocation has been proven time and again to be the most important factor in consistent long-term investment results. So not surprisingly, [...]

Value versus Growth: What is an Investor to Do?2019-08-15T16:47:40+00:00

Beneficiary Designations are Powerful

Many investors own an IRA or other type of retirement account. Some own an annuity or life insurance policy. All such accounts or products designate a beneficiary—to whom the assets will transfer, or whom the assets will benefit—when the owner someday passes away. You are probably familiar with the idea of a beneficiary designation [...]

Beneficiary Designations are Powerful2019-12-13T17:38:15+00:00