The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 pared gains on Monday, and the Nasdaq turned negative as the earlier rally lost steam and financial and technology shares fell.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 15.34 points, or 0.16 percent, at 9,521.30. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 1.11 points, or 0.11 percent, at 1,027.24. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 1.49 points, or 0.07 percent, at 2,019.41.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy, Editing by Kenneth Barry)