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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

ETFs related to oil were among the best performers Friday. Crude prices spiked after the National Hurricane Center said a tropical depression headed toward the Gulf of Mexico may be upgraded to tropical storm status. Oil for October delivery rose 74 cents to $73.10 a barrel.

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index (IEO) was higher by 1.5% to $50.83, the PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration (PXE) ETF was gaining 1.1% to $19.75, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) ETF was up 0.8% to $58.21.

In addition, other commodities were trending higher as well. The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF was higher 40 cents, or 0.3% to $124, while the streetTRACKS Gold Shares (GLD) ETF was up 11 cents, or 0.2% to $61.86.

The B2B Internet HOLDRs (BHH) ETF was trading higher as holding Checkfree (CKFR) surged 5.7%. The B2B Internet HOLDRs was up a penny, or 0.5%, at $1.97.

Financial ETFs were uniformly lower. The Regional Bank HOLDRs (RKH) ETF was losing 0.9% $152.86. The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services (IYG) ETF was lower by 0.8% to $121.22. The streetTRACKS KBW Bank (KBE) was recently losing 0.8% to $55.35, and the Vanguard Financials VIPERs (VFH) was down 0.5% to $58.98.

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense (ITA) ETF was falling by 0.7% as Boeing (BA - Get Report) was down 1.8% to $73.88.

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BA $132.08 0.00%
GLD $122.07 0.00%
IEO $55.06 0.00%
PXE $21.08 0.00%
SLV $16.51 0.00%


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