PowerShares Lux Nanotech
exchange-traded fund was the top performer of Monday's winning session, thanks to large gains in several of its holdings.
were all up more than 3%.
The PowerShares Lux Nanotech ETF was recently higher by 83 cents, or 4.8%, to $18.16.
An earnings beat by
boosted several pharmaceutical ETFs. The
was gaining $1.78, or 2.2%, to $82.55. The
SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals
rose 57 cents, or 1.6%, to $35.88. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceuticals
was up 86 cents, or 1.5%, to $56.62.
Bundled securities tracking Chinese markets were also among the winners to start the week. Overnight, China's CSI 300 Index jumped nearly 5%. The
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
ETF climbed $4.37, or 3.2%, to $142.61. The
SPDR S&P China
was adding $2.36, or 3.2%, to $75.15. The
SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific
was tacking on $2.09, or 2.7%, to $80.08.
On the flip side, the
United States Natural Gas
ETF was the biggest loser, as natural gas futures fell by 35 cents to $6.09 per million British thermal units. The ETF was falling by $2.09, or 5.1%, to $39.01.
Oil-related ETFs were also losing ground, as the new front-month September crude contract shed 89 cent to $74.90 a barrel. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index
was down 96 cents, or 1.6%, to $59.42. The
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
was lower by 71 cents, or 1.5%, to $47.09. The
United States Oil
ETF was off 76 cents, or 1.3%, to $56.24.