Insights and News

Putting a Recession into Context

In the face of elevated stock market volatility, rising US-China trade tensions, and plummeting bond yields, many are wondering whether these might be signs the United States is headed for a recession. Our analysis suggests the risk of recession is low in the near-term, but we thought now would be a good opportunity to look […]

The Ball of Yarn: HM Payson Supports Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine , located on Maine’s beautiful Sebago Lake, provides retreats combining respite, recreation, and support, while enabling hope for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To highlight the connectedness of the children through the camp’s activities, we partnered with Camp Sunshine to offer the winter campers a special 3-day class about storytelling through […]

MaineBiz “19 on 19”

If you missed the “19 on 19” issue of MaineBiz then you might have missed our very own Molly C. Reinfried talking about taking the long view when it comes to stock market volatility. Click here to read the full article.

Strategies to Save and Pay for College

  Paying for College   The cost of post-secondary education has never been so high.  The average college tuition has dramatically increased over the last few decades, particularly in comparison to the average household income. While tuition rates have skyrocketed, salaries have not kept pace. This discrepancy has resulted in parents and students taking on […]

Levi Knapp on the importance of higher education

  Thomas College believes in helping students find gainful employment after graduation with their Guaranteed Job Program. We partnered with Thomas College to highlight recent graduate, Levi Knapp ‘s perspective on the importance of higher education and how the Guaranteed Job Program helped him land his job with The Harold Alfond Foundation.

2018 Year in Review

  Every year in January we like to look back and reflect on the progress we, as a firm, have made for our clients and the impact we have had on our communities. From a technology standpoint, 2018 was an exciting year for HM Payson. Early in the year, we fully transitioned to our market-leading […]

Introducing the new HM Payson Mobile App

As part of our continuous effort to provide you with the best possible service, HM Payson is pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile application. Notable features include access to: Financial data including portfolio reports Documents via digital document vault Outside investment accounts HM Payson team members Download the HM Payson app today […]

Research Note: Tenth Anniversary

Eric R. George, Portfolio Manager   Until this December, investors had experienced a very prosperous decade following the 2008 Bear Market. As time has a way of healing painful memories, a brief review of that wrenching period may provide some perspective on our new Bear Market. The 2008 Bear was born on June 27th of […]


The Managing Directors of HM Payson are pleased to announce Molly C. Reinfried, CFP®, EA has been named Chair of the Firm’s Financial Planning Group. “Molly has performed at a very high level since her arrival in 2014 and this promotion is an acknowledgement of the value she brings to every client relationship here at […]

Keeping Recent Volatility in Perspective

Volatility has returned to the equity markets after being abnormally low through the summer months. Rather than react emotionally to volatility we remain disciplined in our process which focuses on the fundamental drivers of value(1).  In this note we will put volatility in context, check to see if any long-term fundamentals have changed, and determine […]

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