U.S. stock indexes fell modestly at Thursday’s start of regular trading, as investors wrestled with the threat of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia, with NATO accusing Moscow of misleading the world over troop withdrawals.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
declined 0.7% to reach 34,697.
The S&P 500 index
retreated 0.7% at 4.444.
The Nasdaq Composite Index
was down 0.9% at 14,002
The 10-year Treasury note
yields pulled back and were around 2%, at last check Thursday
were trading 1.2% higher, adding to its climb toward highs not seen since June.
President Biden, on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday morning, told reporters that a Russian invasion could happen in the next “several days,” and described the chance of conflict in the region as “very high.”