the profit and loss account In just three days, the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond jumped 16 basis points, the biggest gain since December 2008. The two-year - 30-year spread widened at the fastest rate since last year's U.S. election. This week the yield curve flattens out. Is it a short adjustment or a bear market start? Washington-based lender of last resort, says despite recent progress, Britain may still be in the absence of a deal out of the European Union, and commercial real estate prices and financial market risk of the credit crunch.