U.S. credit default swaps fall as debt ceiling talks progress

(Reuters) – The cost of insuring exposure to U.S. government debt dropped on Friday as U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy were closing in on a deal that would raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

The 6-month credit default swap dropped 13 basis points from Thursday’s close to 212 basis points, data from S&P Global Market Intelligence showed.

The one-year credit default swap dropped 9 basis points, while the most commonly used five-year credit default swap was down one basis point, the data showed.

(Reporting by Yoruk Bahceli; Editing by Amanda Cooper)