Trade war concerns persist for equipment ABS

By Jennifer Kang
11 Mar 2019

The performance of equipment ABS bonds is holding up, though analysts and investors say macroeconomic factors including slowing global economic growth and the US-China trade war are stoking anxieties in the asset class.

Since the first half of 2018, the US macro environment has been highly favourable for commercial ABS sectors, including equipment-related asset classes, according to a Bank of America report published on Monday. Small businesses were optimistic, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had passed and a handful of ...

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