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Wall St fell for the third straight day amid concerns of higher rates which saw the major indexes all in the red on Thursday. The S&P 500 had its worst session since March which saw it drop by 1.64%. The Dow Jones and Nasdaq continued this trend lowering 1.08% and 1.82% respectively.
The US 10-year treasury yield hit its highest level since 2007 as a result of jobless claims data displaying a still strong labour market which may encourage the Federal Reserve to hike rates.
In terms of US stocks this week, tech has seen the biggest losses with Tesla, Alphabet and Nvidia all losing more than 2%.
Over in Europe, markets closed lower following interest rate decisions from the Central Banks in England, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. The STOXX 600 ended Thursday lower by 1.3% with travel and leisure stocks seeing the biggest drop, losing 3.2%. Germany’s DAX and the French CAC both lost well over 1% whilst the FTSE 100 also lost 0.69% by market close.
Locally yesterday, the ASX 200 closed 1.37% lower with all sectors ending down on Thursday. The losses were lead by the energy and financial sectors which both closed 1.96% and 1.76% lower respectively.
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