Market participants remain optimistic that new deal flow will hold, despite bankruptcy fears from the Detroit Big Three and a slowdown in sales volume.

For the May deadline, there are a host of issuers looking at potential deals, Jason Grohotolski, assistant vice president and analyst in the asset finance group at Moody's Investors Service, said on a conference call last month. "There has been meaningful activity, and it looks like a healthy pipeline going forward."

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