NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The second day of the U.S. government shutdown on Wednesday brought more volatility to markets than the day before.Trading began in the New York session with a strong selling in the U.S. dollar, large buying in the long-dated Treasury bond and quick drops in equity indices. Although lasting macro consequences such as default on Treasury debt are unlikely, the polarization in Washington reveals troubling truths. A nation with a government unable to accomplish even the smallest of tasks doesn't bode well for the fiscal or monetary future of that country. TLT). The long-dated Treasury bond is in an upward trend for various reasons. The Federal Reserve's commitment to buying Treasuries is a main one, while the political issues in Washington are also aiding in the move higher. The debt has been a safe-haven place to invest funds, and as was seen Tuesday, large bids can flow in quickly when investor fear spikes.