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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%....

Marketwatch – March 2022

Marketwatch – March 2022

February was not kind to the markets with volatility returning with a vengeance. The S&P 500 finished the month down (3.0)%, while the Nasdaq Composite finished (4.9)% and the Dow finished (3.5)%. Last month we wrote: …. For these reasons, investors will do well...

Marketwatch – February 2022

Marketwatch – February 2022

The S&P 500 finished January down (5.26)%, while the Nasdaq Composite finished (8.98)% and the Dow finished (3.32)%. After a rocky start to the year, U.S. equity markets are in or near correction territory and the NASDAQ is near bear market territory....

Marketwatch – January 2022

Marketwatch – January 2022

The S&P 500 2021 positive +26.89%, while the Nasdaq Composite finished +21.39% and the Dow finished the year +18.73%. The year, while it seemed volatile because of headline news, only had one pullback greater than 5%. The average is 3 dips in the market that land...

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.