Busy with holidays today but couldn't help notice this: Germany was barely able to sell more than half of a planned 6 billion auction of 10-year bunds, at a yield of 1.98%. Weak German Bond Sale Mashes Markets - Forbes Germany is Europe's rock and no one had an interest in owning a piece of the rock. The NY markets were off slightly as a result. Yes, slightly. If investors don't want debt in the strongest European nation, well...that's not good, not good at all.