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How to interpret the 'price' of a CDS?

I'm looking for an intuitive explanation of how to understand the 'price'/trade spread of a CDS. Looking say at a current CDS on Santander, the index states that it is currently at 132. As I ...
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Why do CDS Spreads differ by currency?

last time using Bloomberg I found out that the CDS Spread for Italy 5Y CDS in USD was somewhere around 230bp whereas the Spread for Italy 5Y CDS in EUR was just around 130bp. I looked at other debtors ...
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What does “rolling” for a CDS contract mean? [closed]

I tried to google it but I only get results for ISDA intruducing a new rolling convention.
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Accrual in Default Derivation of Credit CDS Curve

In Trading Credit Curves Part I by JP Morgan we have that each point on a credit (CDS) curve represents: $$PV(\text{Fee Leg}) = PV(\text{Contingent Leg})$$ which is $$S_n \sum_{i=1}^{n}\Delta_i ...