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BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: Proceed with caution

** S&P 500 loses 1% in another volatile week of trading. Markets tumbled Weds on growing recession fears, but regain some ground Fri on central bank stimulus hopes ** Indeed, the question was just how solid was the preceding week's floor. And as an oversold condition battled a developing down trend, the SPX may have received a failing grade ** Then traders found themselves dealing with the curves , with the Dow in a state of confusion ** Ultimately, conditions remain ripe for bounces, but the NYSE Composite may not be out of the woods just yet ** Most sectors retreat: Energy and financials skid most, while defensive groups advance ** Energy slumps 3.9%. Oil prices slide as weak economic data from China and Europe and crude inventory build fuel global demand fears ** Financials sag 2.2%. Banks dive after U.S. 2-year and 10-year yield curve inverts for first time since 2007. S&P 500 Banks index drops 3% ** Consumer Discretionary down 1.9%. Macy's drops 18% to near 10-yr low on dismal earnings, weighs on department stores. Worst SPX stock Tapestry plunges 27% on bleak outlook amid Kate Spade woes ** Industrials down 1.6%. GE down 4% after wild ride; stock plummets Thurs after Madoff whistleblower calls co's finances a fraud, then bounces back sharply Fri after Street defends credibility of CEO Culp, who bought additional shares amid their rout ** Tech dips 0.3%. Cisco stumbles 10% as trade war hits China business. But chip stocks gain after upbeat results from Nvidia, Applied Materials . Semi index rises 1% ** Consumer Staples jump 1.6%. Walmart top sector performer up 5% as earnings beat allays tariff impact worries for now ** Meanwhile, individual investor bears still grumpy, bulls shy ** SPX sector performance YTD through Thurs: