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Evaluating Consumer-Focused ABS

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May 24, 2022
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Given the widening in corporate credit-risk spreads since February, consumer-focused ABS is gaining the interest of professional investors.

Given a backdrop of strong labour markets, nominal wages, and solid household balance sheets, there is clearly support for consumer-related segments of the ABS market, such as auto loans.

The unknown risks are how inflation and rising rates will impact future absolute levels of delinquency.

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