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Credit Default Swaps on Treasuries Becoming Hot Commodity

February 23, 2010

Credit Default Swaps on U.S. Treasuries are rising in price and becoming a hot commodity.  Credit default swaps are essentially insurance against default.  They are typically purchased against other countries’ debt, not the debt of the United States.  Investors are getting nervous about the unsustainable $14 trillion debt and $1.9 trillion annual deficits, and are [...]

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