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Wall Street slips in volatile trade after dropping 2% at session start

S&P, Dow on Monday tallied worst days since Aug 2011


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A trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York (Photo: Reuters)

US stocks slipped in volatile trading on Tuesday following the biggest one-day declines for the S&P 500 and Dow in more than six years. Major indexes swung from negative to positive and back after starting the session down 2 percent. The sharp declines in recent days have marked a pullback long-awaited by investors after the market has minted record high after record high. "Put your seatbelts on.

It's going to be a volatile ride for the next several trading sessions," said Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Washington Crossing Advisors in Florham Park, New Jersey. "Fundamentals are moving forward in a positive way, which gives us confidence that in the long run you'll continue to see higher highs within the " The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 50.94 points, or 0.21 percent, to 24,294.81, the S&P 500 lost 3.44 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,645.5 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.55 points, or 0.05 percent, to 6,963.98.

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First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 21:13 IST