The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed almost 0.5% lower at the time of market closing on Thursday. The fall in the Dow comes in the wake of investor uncertainty as recession and earnings discussions from major banks continue whilst still reeling from the release of US inflation data that shocked the markets and prospects of a 100 basis point interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
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On Wednesday the Bank of Canada (BoC) shocked the financial markets with their largest cash rate hike since 1998 of 1%. The hawkish move from the BoC has offered the Canadian Dollar support and has thrown a curveball at investors, leaving a range of responses from analysts. The current cash rate are at their highest level since October 2008, the mo