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Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) 3.7%
The markets are closing this volatile week on an up note, but jittery investors still bid up gold. This has helped the precious metals miners. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) and Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) are top winners today.
LosersiShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB) -0.7% Homebuilders and other subsectors of the real estate industry have suffered staggering drops in recent weeks as the post homebuyer tax credit hangover sets in. Earlier in the week investors learned that new home sales dipped 33% in the previous month. On Friday, ITB took an additional hit after top holding KB Home (KBH) posted a wider- than- expected loss for the fiscal second quarter.
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