U.S. 10-year rates fell drastically to 1.8681 percent on Thursday because of imminent geopolitical worries, down from Wednesday’s finish of 1.977 percent. The yield on the two-year Treasury note also declined, from a closing of 1.6 percent to 1.5 percent.
The dollar surged more than half a percent against a basket of other major trade partners to 96.715 as a result of the worldwide rush to safety.
At $1.1220, the euro was down by 0.8 percent for the day.
After making modest gains early in the day, the Russian rouble plunged. On top of a 3% decline versus the dollar on Wednesday, it was last down 5.77 percent.
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