S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) closed 51.5 points or 0.83% lower at 6181.3 today, with every sector ending the day in negative territory.
The tech sector saw the largest fall in percentage terms followed by consumer staples and property trusts but financials and healthcare contributed most to broader losses due to higher weightage.
The index finished the week flat after losses over the last two sessions wiped out gains over the first three days.
Retail sales bounce back
Zip increased 5.67% to $2.05 while Afterpay gained 3.83% to $24.40.
US China trade deal
While the US and China are much closer to a trade deal, intellectual property and theft along with certain tariffs remain sticking points.
In upcoming economic news, the highly anticipated US employment figures will be released along with consumer credit figures.