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.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index
was higher by 1.5% to $50.83, the
PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration
ETF was gaining 1.1% to $19.75, and the
Energy Select Sector SPDR
ETF was up 0.8% to $58.21.
In addition, other commodities were trending higher as well. The
iShares Silver Trust
ETF was higher 40 cents, or 0.3% to $124, while the
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was up 11 cents, or 0.2% to $61.86.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF was trading higher as holding
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
ETF was losing 0.9% $152.86. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services
ETF was lower by 0.8% to $121.22. The
streetTRACKS KBW Bank
was recently losing 0.8% to $55.35, and the
Vanguard Financials VIPERs
was down 0.5% to $58.98.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense
ETF was falling by 0.7% as
(BA - Get Report)
was down 1.8% to $73.88.