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Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) 2.3%
Gold prices have been on a tear recently, returning to $1,200 levels as investors remained concerned about the strength of the global economic recovery. The rising price of the yellow metal is propelling gold miners higher, helping GDX and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) pocket gains.
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index ETF (FDN) 2.3%Search giant Google (GOOG) is making headlines today after news reports indicated that the company was working with Verizon (VZ) and Motorola (MOT) to develop an Android powered tablet computer which would take on the successful Apple (AAPL) iPad. Google accounts for the largest position in FDN, representing nearly 10% of the fund's total index. iPath Dow Jones-UBS Grains Total Return Subindex ETN (JJG) 2.4% Grain prices are climbing today as Russia's wheat market remains threatened by lingering drought conditions which have already cut into forecasted yields. On Wednesday, commodities trader Glencore urged the nation's government to institute a ban on wheat exports.