Having clocked record highs on Friday, the S&P 500 and Dow were both flat on Monday as markets await a flood of earnings.
The S&P 500 was flat at 2,459.93, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was also little changed at 21,635.46. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2 per cent to 6,326.14.
Consumer discretionary stocks led the charge on the S&P 500 with the sector advancing 0.3 per cent, while financials led the decline, down 0.3 per cent. Meanwhile, metals and mining companies rallied, with the sub-index up 1.7 per cent buoyed partly by upbeat Chinese economic growth data that showed GDP expanding at a faster the expected pace in the second quarter.
US stocks struggled for direction as investors await results from nearly 70 companies listed on the S&P 500 this week. Netflix is slated to report after markets close on Monday.
Elsewhere, US Treasuries advanced, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which moves inversely to price, down 1.2 basis points to 2.319 per cent. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the buck against a basket of six peers, was down 0.1 per cent.