The summer slowdown was in full effect since ASR last printed on Aug. 20, as weekly issuance totaled $4.3 billion and $1.82 billion for the week of Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, respectively. Last week was definitely the slower of the two, as many participants took advantage of a Monday holiday to lengthen summer vacation plans.

The week of Aug. 20 did see some significant issuance, however, as deals priced from Nissan Motor, GMAC, NovaStar, MBNA and GMAC-RFC, as well as some smaller but notable 144A offerings.

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