Low interest rates and economic uncertainty in the first six months of the year have led the U.S. ABS market to a record-setting pace for new issuance, though analysts foresee issuance dropping off slightly in the second half of the year.

In the first half, total public supply topped $170 billion, according to Thomson Financial, but following a record-setting first quarter issuance has slowed of late and will likely lag the pace set through June.

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