Market Commentary
The latest publications, research and regular commentary from Loop Capital Markets 

Our market commentary section features the work of Chris Mier and our dedicated Analytical Services team.  Mier was voted First Team Sell-side Strategist by Smith's Research and Gradings for their Municipal All Star Program for 2010 and 2011.

Spotlight: Q3 2014 Middle-Market M&A Review

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Robust transaction volumes in the first nine months of the year confirm predictions that 2014 will be a big year for global M&A.  However, concerns about economic growth, regulation and interest rates are emerging on a global and national level, and could temper future M&A activity.

 


 

SpotlightMunicipal Strategy Report - December 2014

"The Trends in 2015: Friends or Foes?"
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In this month’s Municipal Strategy Report we note that 2014 appears to have been dominated by a number of durable trends, plus the emergence of some unique ones and the occasional special event.  Will the new year bring trend reversals or the return of more choppy data?