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Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) 4.1%
Reports that Total (TOT) was planning to purchase a controlling stake in SolarPower (SPWRA) sent shares of SPWRA up over 30% during early afternoon trading. KWT lists the firm among its top 10 holdings, representing 4% of its portfolio.The Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) sets aside a smaller chunk of its portfolio to SolarPower but it is trading higher today as well. iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) 2.5% The Peru ETF is witnessing its third consecutive day of standout gains, helping to lift the fund back towards its 200-day moving average. So far, it's been a rough year for this nation. Despite its recent run of strength, investors should use caution. As an emerging market, Peru could be volatile in the days ahead SPDR S&P Semiconductors ETF (XSD) 1.9% The SPDR Semiconductor ETF has enjoyed nearly 10 days of uninterrupted gains. This ascension has helped the fund recover most of its losses suffered during its February downturn. In the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if XSD can reach its previous 2011 highs. Japan will continue to be a region to watch.