On the heels of the weekend's Live Earth concert series around the world, green investors on Monday were bidding up clean energy exchange-traded funds, making them the top performers of the session.
Among green concerns,
jumped nearly 18% on news it entered into five agreements worth $1.3 billion.
First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge U.S. Liquid
ETF was adding 66 cents, or 2.7%, to $25.25. The
PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy
ETF was up 44 cents, or 2%, to $21.99. The
Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy
was higher by 92 cents, or 2%, to $46.22.
ETFs tracking silver and gold were also among the winners of the session. Silver futures gained 14 cents to $12.90 an ounce. Gold futures were adding $9.20 to $664 an ounce.
Market Vectors Gold Miners
rose 45 cents, or 1.1%, to $40.98. The
PowerShares DB Gold
gained 26 cents, or 1%, to $26.16. The
PowerShares DB Precious Metals
ETF was up 26 cents, or 1%, to $25.88. The
PowerShares DB Silver
was higher by 18 cents, or 0.7%, to $25.22.
Among losers, housing-related ETFs were declining on weak second-quarter home sales from
Among other housing concerns,
was lower by 1.6%,
was losing 1.5% and
was off 1.4%.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
was recently down 42 cents, or 1.3%, at $31.31. The
ETF was shedding 35 cents, or 1.1%, to $30.55.
Retail-related ETFs were also suffering after
sank 10% on weaker-than-expected comp sales in July.
Other retails trading lower included
, all of which were falling 1.5% or more.
SPDR S&P Retail
ETF was down 49 cents, or 1.1%, to $43.90. The
PowerShares Dynamic Retail
was lower by 18 cents, or 0.9%, to $20. The
dipped by 38 cents, or 0.4%, to $106.97.