What is Going on with Inflation?

Maggie Mayer Quarterly Market Commentary

We have spoken about inflation the last few months. As expected, the topic continues to drive many conversations. Much like other investment decisions, the inflation data is only the start of the process. Just as consequential is the reaction to the data.Federal Reserve Goal Conducting monetary policy is one of the five key functions of the Federal Reserve System. Monetary policy is defined as “ promoting maximum employment and stable prices in the U.S. economy”.1 Both maximum employment and stable prices have an element of subjectivity. What is the correct employment number? What is the desired stable price? What is the …

Is Supply Chain Going Back to 2019?

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

Time is asymmetrical and flows in only one direction: forward. British astrophysicist, Arthur Eddington, developed this concept of “one-way” direction. He illustrated this concept by using an arrow. If by following the arrow you see more randomness, the arrow is pointed towards the future. If the arrow becomes less random, the arrow is pointed towards the past. This one-way direction also says something else. As each moment passes, things change.  Once these changes happen, they are never completely undone. Some physicists have spent their careers researching this concept. Coincidentally, we see this concept all around our everyday life. Houses are …

The Illusion of Certainty

Maggie Mayer Financial Planning

Every day is a gift. At the same time, we realize that every day carries a certain amount of uncertainty, good or bad. Being at peace each day while living in an uncertain world is something we probably all try to achieve. Read All


Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

Community is an important part of our everyday living. However, the definition of community is different for everyone. In addition, communities change as we move through our lives. Read All

A New Year

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

Life in a pandemic is different. No matter your personal situation, life has been forced to change. Things we thought were important last January turned out to be somewhat inconsequential. Unfortunately, life does not come with a standard script that we all must follow. Read All


Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

People like certainty and they will go to great lengths to get it. During their “certainty” quest, people will come across many theories. All too often these theories are traps. These theories provide solutions when in fact there might not be one. Read All

Chasing the Puck

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

Investing is a constantly moving thing. Yesterday’s news is forgotten fast. What was important then is now quickly removed from the front page. Guessing the next big thing is a draw for many people and the news companies know that. Everyone seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere quickly. Read All

Stock Markets and Elections

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

We are less than three months away from another US Presidential and Congressional election. Much ink will be spilled (or data sent throughout the internet) regarding what the future will look like after Tuesday, November 3rd. Read All

Office Update

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

Our team continues to operate remotely. Hard to believe we have been doing this for four months! Similar to many other businesses, we have learned to adapt to this new world. A big thank you to our valued clients for being able to adapt as well. We are anxious to get back to seeing everyone. Read All

2020 Second Quarter Commentary

Maggie Mayer Miscellaneous

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic. Read All