Dec 26 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 slipped into the red on Monday, reversing course after having risen more than 1 percent earlier in the session and pushing the benchmark index closer towards bear market territory.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average also gave up gains of more than 1 percent to head lower. The blue-chip index was down 69.60 points, or 0.32 percent, at 21,722.60 at 10:56 a.m. ET.
The S&P 500 was down 3.11 points, or 0.13 percent, at 2,347.99, while the Nasdaq Composite was up 24.23 points, or 0.39 percent, at 6,217.15.
The Nasdaq had jumped more than 2 percent earlier in the day, boosted by technology stocks and an Amazon.con Inc-led rally in retailers. (Reporting by Savio D'Souza in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)