Sovereign CDS Wideners: New York, Illinois, California, Jersey

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States topped the sovereign CDS wideners list at CMA Datavision on Friday. Did Meredith Whitney spook CDS traders? U.S. Government may bail out States in next 12 months - Bloomberg video. A credit default swap (CDS) is insurance on debt.

New York 5Y CDS +13.1% to 219.63 basis points (100 bps = 1%)
Illinois 5Y CDS +9.81% to 285.50 bps
California 5Y CDS +7.88% to 280.50 bps
New Jersey 5Y CDS +5.76% to 222.07 bps

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