(Reuters) – U.S. shares dipped on Tuesday, extending a selloff from the prior session, as traders waited for developments on the U.S.-China commerce talks, however a clutch of upbeat quarterly studies from retailers helped restrict losses.

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FILE PHOTO: Merchants work on the ground of the New York Inventory Trade (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in a media interview that President Donald Trump will reject any commerce deal that isn’t good, however added that the US will nonetheless preserve engaged on an settlement.

The S&P 500, which closed final week above the numerous 2,800-point mark for the primary time since Nov.8, failed to carry on to that degree on Monday regardless of a stable begin on the again of a report {that a} commerce deal may occur as early as March finish.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Common and the S&P 500 posted their largest drop in almost a month within the earlier session.

“Traders are attempting to get sense of whether or not the selloff from yesterday will proceed or if it’s a one-day occasion,” stated Robert Pavlik, chief funding strategist and senior portfolio supervisor at SlateStone Wealth LLC in New York.

“After the current run in markets this yr, I feel it warrants some cautiousness.”

The S&P 500 has climbed about 11 % in 2019 and is now about 5 % away from its Sept.20 file closing excessive, helped by a dovish stance from the Federal Reerve and on hopes the US and China would quickly hammer out a commerce answer.

Goal Corp jumped 5.1 %, whereas Kohl’s Corp gained 5.Eight % after the retailers forecast annual earnings above estimates.

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Their upbeat outcomes together with Amazon.com Inc’s 0.33 % rise pushed the buyer discretionary 0.49 % increased, probably the most amongst S&P sectors. The retailing index rose 0.59 %.

At 10:03 a.m. EDT the Dow Jones Industrial Common was down 8.17 factors, or 0.03 %, at 25,811.48, the S&P 500 was down 2.57 factors, or 0.09 %, at 2,790.24 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 7.31 factors, or 0.10 %, at 7,570.25.

Eight of the 11 main S&P sectors have been buying and selling decrease, with the monetary sector’s 0.5 % fall main the losses.

Amongst different shares, Ctrip.com Worldwide climbed 14.6 % after the Chinese language journey web site beat quarterly income.

Align Know-how Inc’s shares tumbled 6.7 %, probably the most amongst S&P 500 firms after the orthodontic machine maker stated it expects to take a cost in its present quarter.

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On the macro entrance, ISM’s non-manufacturing exercise index confirmed a studying of 59.7 in February, higher than estimates of 57.3.

One other report confirmed new U.S. single-family properties rose to a seven-month excessive in December, however November’s outsized soar was revised decrease, pointing to continued weak spot within the housing market.

Declining points outnumbered advancers for a 1.35-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and for a 1.43-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.

The S&P index recorded six new 52-week highs and one new low, whereas the Nasdaq recorded 13 new highs and 16 new lows.

Reporting by Medha Singh and Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; Modifying by Arun Koyyur

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