While financial guarantors have navigated the rough waters of the current economic downturn reasonably well, questions persist over exposure to troubled sectors of the ABS market. Industry analysts are also closely monitoring the increased competition, which could lead to decreased underwriting standards for monolines.

Moody's Investors Service addresses these concerns in a new report, which was issued last week. The rating agency concludes that while its outlook for the industry remains stable, "the occurrence of certain adverse events or developments could potentially change our view." 

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