As deal flow has fallen silent in the subprime mortgage and CDO markets, forecasts that ABS is in its death throes have grown louder and more confident.

The logic isn't far-fetched; after all, over the past few years players breathlessly built up these areas into the most potent engines of securitization growth. They get switched off and the entire securitization machine sputters into stagnancy, right?

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