Treasuries Finish Lower

A stock market rally and stronger housing data dampened demand for Treasuries

Another rough day in bondland, with a strong "Santa Claus" rally on stocks from key technical levels the principal antagonist. Other negative factors were a two-year high posted by the NAHB housing index to 65 and a two-month high on oil, though, truthfully, the bond market collapsed mainly due to a lack of interest and protection of year-end profits.

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