Though typically the U.S. asset-backed market all but shuts down following Thanksgiving break, this year's early Turkey Day and a deluge of deals delayed post-Sept. 11 should promise a few more active weeks of issuance.

Sources anticipate that the two weeks following Thanksgiving will see some hefty supply, relative to the time of year. Deals are already in the works from GreatAmerica Leasing, MCG Capital (see story p.4), Franklin Auto and Provident Bank, to name a few, as issuers that were previously unable to attract investor attention amid massive benchmark issuance are now prepping their deals.

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