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WinnersGlobal X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) 3.0%
Commodities are staging a comeback after yesterday's sweeping decline. Benefiting from both this and the broad market's strength, precious metal miner ETFs are enjoying some of the day's strongest upward action.
SIL and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) are topping the list.
iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 1.9%Silver is pushing higher at the end of the week, helping SLV lock in its first day of gains this month. Despite the metal's strength, however, SLV still has plenty of ground to cover before it returns to the breathtaking highs witnessed prior to this week's steep selloff. United States Oil Fund (USO) and United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) are other notable commodities-related funds that are powering back from yesterday's losses. SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) 2.3% Strength across the commodities spectrum is boding well for resource-heavy nations like Russia. RBL, Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) and iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (ERUS) are closing out this tumultuous week on a strong note. Other international ETFs are also witnessing strength, including iShares MSCI BRIC Index Fund (BKF) and iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index Fund (EPP).