Afternoon Wrap-Up

After this morning’s flurry of mostly disappointing consumer and jobless data, the Treasury market finished out the day with prices little changed. But, a one-point drop in the Long Bond still left its yield slightly below 1.30%. The Ten-Year’s yield is little changed at around 63 basis points. Equities rallied late to get off the lows but the DJIA still lost 288 points. Crude oil managed to break upward through $19; about a $4 gain on the day.