U.S. Treasury yields edge lower on Russia-Ukraine fears

US Treasury yields fell slightly on Monday with investors opting for safe-haven assets amid the escalated geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell 1 basis point to 1.9371% at 3 am ET. The benchmark 10-year rate hit the 2% level last week following the hottest inflation reading in four decades.

The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond, meanwhile, fell 1 basis point Monday to trade at 2.2399%. Yields move inversely to prices and a base point equals 0.01%.

On Friday, a sharp move lower in bond yields came after US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said at a White House briefing that there were signs of Russian escalation at the Ukraine border and that it was possible that an invasion could take place during the Olympics, despite speculation to the contrary.

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