Trust the Process

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“Trust the Process.”
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Joel Embiid

2018 has been an awfully fun year to be a sports fan in Philadelphia. First, our beloved Iggles finally delivered a Super Bowl victory after 52 years of missing out. Next, the Villanova Wildcats won their second NCAA basketball championship in three years. And now, both the Flyers and 76ers have made the playoffs after a long dry spell, and hopes are high that the 76ers could make a deep playoff run.

It is hard to remember a superstar in Philadelphia sports history who has captured the hearts and minds of the fans more than current 76ers center Joel Embiid, whose natural charisma combined with his social media acumen have made him a fan favorite. Embiid has become the physical embodiment of the unofficial slogan and rallying cry of the team, which is “Trust the Process.”

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Regret

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“Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves.”
– Peter Lynch, legendary investor

The “Inevitable” Correction

Last week I had a meeting with a new prospective client that got me thinking. This gentleman recently sold his company, and had the good fortune of receiving a multi-million dollar payday, so we were meeting to discuss his financial and investment planning. We discussed the merits of investing his capital in the equity market, and he agreed heartily that ownership of a portfolio of great companies would be the best way for him to sustain his income, and maintain his wealth, over the next 30 years of his retirement. However, he had only one condition for the implementation of his investment plan: He wanted to hold off on investing his cash into the equity market until stock prices pull back, because, after all, “a major crash is inevitable.”
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Leading Philadelphia-Based Wealth Management Team Launches Concentus Wealth Advisors as an Independent Advisory Firm

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Multi-Generational Strid Family Has Deep Ties To Community

NEW YORK, NY – February 20th, 2014 – Dynasty Financial Partners today announced its partnership with Concentus Wealth Advisors, the most recent independent investment advisory firm to leverage Dynasty Financial Partners’ industry-leading platform of integrated wealth management services and technology.  The team is joining from Wells Fargo Advisors and was formerly known as Strid Wealth Management Group.

The Concentus Wealth Advisors team consists of the following financial professionals all joining from Well Fargo Advisors:

  • Erik O. Strid, CFP®, ChFC,  – Principal
  • Gerald “Zeke” Strid – Principal
  • Paul F. Strid – Principal
  • Nathan J. Hayward, CFP®, MBA – Director
  • Thomas J. Greco, MBA – Director

“Concentus Wealth Advisors was built around our desire to deliver independent, integrated and comprehensive wealth management advice and planning solutions to the families we serve. Our clients are notable for their expertise at creating and accumulating wealth. They’re dedicated to building businesses, raising families, shaping communities and creating lasting, meaningful legacies,” said Erik Strid, Principal of Concentus Wealth Advisors.  “We built this family business with the mission to help these families manage the complexity and responsibility of their wealth. We are looking forward to significantly growing our business as an independent RIA.”

The company will access Dynasty’s groundbreaking investment platform, which integrates industry-leading proprietary research from Wilshire Associates and Callan Associates and Envestnet’s state-of-the-art portfolio tools and reporting technology.  Charles Schwab will provide clearing and custody services.

“The Concentus Wealth Advisors team consists of extraordinary investment advisors who have built a remarkably successful family-based business with a deep connection to their community.  With their newly launched firm, we expect they will have even greater success,” said Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners.  “Dynasty is excited to partner with Erik and Paul Strid and their team, and we are proud to add them to our Network of truly independent advisors.”

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