Central banks like credit swaps,

because they can monitor market participants’ beliefs about credit worthiness.

Oh oh: UPDATE 1-U.S. Treasury CDS hit record wides-CMA DataVision | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The spread or risk premium on
10-year U.S. Treasury credit default swaps hit record wide
levels on Monday, prompted by worries about how the cost of
rescuing banks and carmakers would affect U.S.
creditworthiness, CMA DataVision said.

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