Back to the "weak going into the European close" trade.
Lows of the day as Europe markets closed at 12:30pm ET, and the focus is on the Italian 10-year yield, now well north of 6 percent.
Bottom line: sovereign credit spreads continue to widen. "If EU credit players don't believe in the 'plan' why should we?," one trader said to me this morning.
What is so special about 6 percent? To a certain extent, interest rates over 6 percent are being viewed as a referendum on the Berlusconi government.
But there's something more important: