Treasuries Finish Higher

Treasuries rose as stocks wavered back and forth. Traders are awaiting Thursday's retail sales data

Treasuries shrugged off a number of miscues from stocks Wednesday, which rotated in and out of positive territory a number of times over the course of the session. It was a featureless day for the curve, marking time before retail sales Thursday, though punctuated with some flurries of activity. A leveraged buyer of September 10-year notes and bonds via a couple shops helped kick the contracts higher at the open, but stocks made one of their numerous come-backs and Treasuries faltered a time or two before closing higher.

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