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Marketwatch November 2022

Marketwatch November 2022

After the brutal September, the markets recovered some of the year-to-date (YTD) losses. The Nasdaq gained 4% over the past month, bringing its YTD loss to (30.1%). The S&P 500 gained 7.99% bringing its YTD return to (18.76%) and the Dow gained 13.95% bringing its...

Marketwatch October 2022

Marketwatch October 2022

September was brutal closing the month with a 9% decline in and slightly greater than 5% for the third quarter. The Nasdaq lost about 10.5% over the past month, bringing its quarterly loss to roughly 4%. Both indices had the worst September since 2008. September is...

Marketwatch September 2022

Marketwatch September 2022

August was not such a great month in the markets. The Dow lost 4.1% while the S&P 500 lost 4.2% and the Nasdaq Composite lost 4.6%. The markets weren’t doing too badly until Federal Reserve Chairman delivered his speech on Friday the 26th . Shortly afterward the...

Marketwatch August 2022

Marketwatch August 2022

July was a great month in markets. The Dow rose to a 6.7% gain while the S&P 500 added 9.1% for the month. The Nasdaq Composite, while still in bear market territory, is up roughly 12.4%. Those were the biggest monthly gains for all three indexes since 2020. Are...

Marketwatch July 2022

Marketwatch July 2022

I am writing this a day early as we head into the July 4th weekend. I’d like to say I’m being proactive and giving everyone information before they begin to think about the holiday weekend. The truth is, I’m headed out for a long weekend and wanted to get this out...

Selling Your Business – Part Two

Part Two: The Dating Process (Due Diligence) When your business starts collecting interested buyers, it can be an exciting time. However, don’t let those emotions cloud the real intentions of the parties interested in your company. If a potential buyer is serious...

Selling Your Business – Part One

Selling Your Business – Part One

Many business owners have no intention of selling their business at this time, but the reality is that everything is for sale if the price is right. However, selling your company shouldn't be a spontaneous decision. In fact, the ideal time to start strategizing about...

Marketwatch June 2022

Marketwatch June 2022

The NASDAQ dropped -9.81% in May, the DOW dropped -5.50% and the S&P 500 eked out a marginal gain rising 0.01%. However, that small one-month advance belies just how volatile trading was in May. The broader market index experienced 10 daily moves of at least 1% in...

Marketwatch May 2022

Marketwatch May 2022

The month of April saw markets lose (8.8%) for S&P 500 while the Dow lost (4.9%) and the NASDAQ lost (13.3%). I am a worried optimist – I say that because while I’m worried, I am also optimistic that we will not see the horrific economic challenges of the 1970s...

Marketwatch – April 2022

Marketwatch – April 2022

The month of March saw a reasonable rebound from February as the S&P 500 gained 3.6 %, while the and the Dow gained 2.2 %. However, the 1st quarter was not kind to investors. For the quarter the NASDAQ lost 9%, the Dow lost 4.6% and the S&P 500 lost 4.9%....

Treat People Like Family

As a family-owned business, the team at Williams, Steinert, Mask is not only committed to treating each other like family but every single person that interacts with our company. From clients to organizations we volunteer with, showing respect and kindness is our number one goal every day.

Think Innovatively

When you hire Williams, Steinert, Mask you don't just hire one person, you hire an entire team that will work with you to get the best results for you. Thinking outside of the box to find what will work best is one of the things that makes WSM unique and we're proud of that quality. 

Do the Right Thing

Doing the right thing for our clients, for our employees and for our community is at the heart of what drives our company and is a chief motivator among our staff. As a team, we area always striving to be honest, trustworthy and dependable for everyone we come into contact with.

Work Hard Together

Williams, Steinert, Mask is a team of skilled individuals and we believe that our talents are best utilized when they are combined. You can expect a team of our employees to work with you to help find the best outcome.

Be Responsive with Respect

Putting our clients first is a top priority for the Williams, Steinert, Mask team, but treating everyone with respect and being in regular communication is our bread and butter. Making sure we are available to our clients is crucial to living out our other core values.

Improve Yourself Everyday

The company culture at Williams, Steinert, Mask is designed to foster growth and encourage professional and personal development because we truly believe that we best serve our clients when we are, ourselves growing and improving as individuals and as a team.