Even the energy sector
which has been buoyant, amid the rising belligerence between Russia and Ukraine were trading lower, were under pressure, down 0.4%.
Financials were down 1.8% and tech was off by nearly 2%. Consumer staples
were attempting to punch into positive territory but were off less than 0.1%, at last check Thursday morning.
President Joe Biden told reporters Thursday morning that a Russian invasion could happen in the next “several days.” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to speak about “Russia’s threat to peace and security” at a United Nations Security Council meeting at 10 a.m. Eastern time, the State Department announced.