PowerShares Lux Nanotech
exchange-traded fund was the top performer of Tuesday's winning session, thanks to gains in several of its holdings.
were both higher. The PowerShares Lux Nanotech was recently higher by 90 cents, or 5.5%, to $17.38.
Bundled securities tracking real estate investment trusts were also higher, thanks to a second-quarter earnings beat by
Vornado Realty Trust
, which was up more than 4%.
Simon Property Group
were adding 1.4% or more.
Ultra Real Estate ProShares
was rising $1.32, or 3.1%, to $43.35. The
Vanguard REIT Index
was higher by $1.17, or 1.8%, to $66.52. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate
climbed 99 cents, or 1.4%, to $72.34. The
SPDR Dow Jones Wilshire International Real Estate
was adding $1.39, or 2.3%, to $61.74.
ETFs related to European markets were also among the best performers. Recently, London's FTSE was gaining 2.2%, and Frankfurt's DAX climbed 1.6%.
PowerShares Dynamic Europe
climbed 76 cents, or 3.1%, to $25.44. The
Europe 2001 HOLDRs
was tacking on $2.50, or 3%, to $85.45. The
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index
was adding 45 cents, or 1.8%, to $24.87.
On the flip side, the
United States Natural Gas
ETF was the biggest loser, as natural gas futures fell by 29 cents to $6.21 per million British thermal units. The ETF was falling by $1.80, or 4.3%, to $39.63.
was down 1.9%, after holding
reported an unexpected quarterly loss that sent its stock down 10.5%. The ETF was shedding 19 cents to $15.63.