Wells Fargo analysts, in a report released this morning, said that they expect consumer asset-backed issuance to reach $170 billion in 2012. This is 60% more than 2011, they said.

They expect roughly $20 billion of new consumer ABS just in September with the assumption that the usual seasonal trends hold. The pace of issuance is anticipated to stay brisk in October and November, with analysts once again assuming that no macroeconomic or political disruptions to the financial markets will curb this growth.

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