The State of the Market: In Your Own Words

May 16, 2013
How would you characterize the state of the market?

That’s a question I posed to the 100+ attendees of EDR’s Annual Client Summit last week. I was preparing my own presentation and thought it would be interesting to hear what those in the field had to say. There were only three rules:

  • Do it in 10 words or less.
  • No profanity.
  • Send it fast.

Some had a tough time with rule #1 and sent a paragraph. Only one found rule #2 impossible. The majority followed rule #3 beautifully (trained by market to be fast responders, I suppose).

Here’s what they had to say: the state of the market in the unedited words of today’s environmental professionals and risk managers at financial institutions.

Florence and The Machine’s song, Dog Days Are Over, seemed appropriate when you consider how Merriam Webster defines the term:

  1. the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere;
  2. a period of stagnation or inactivity.

Take a look at the video and let me know your thoughts on the state of the market. Are the dog days really over?

To find out how I characterize the market in 10 words, read my latest Market Maven blog, and let me know if you agree.