Exchange-traded funds tracking homebuilders were Friday's top performers. Late Thursday, former

Federal Reserve

Chairman Alan Greenspan said that the current housing slump may not worsen and might not subtract from gross domestic product growth.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was higher by 3.2% at $37.04. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was adding 3% to $33.24. The

PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction

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ETF was jumping by 1.2% to $15.72.


Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

( IIH) ETF was also among the winners. Holdings

Akamai Technologies

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were higher by 3.4% or more. The ETF was gaining 9 cents, or 1.7%, to $5.54.

Elsewhere, commodity-related ETFs were the worst performers following Thursday's strong advance. Gold futures gave back $6.70 to $630.10 an ounce and copper fell 22 cents to $3.09 a pound.


SPDR Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

ETF was losing 2.6% to $47.20. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF was falling by 2.5% to $38.91. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF gave back 1% to $62.31.

Bundled securities tracking energy were getting crushed, as oil dropped $1.57 in price to close at $59.59 a barrel. Among individual names,


(SUN) - Get Report

was down 2.1%,

Marathon Oil

(MRO) - Get Report

was losing 1.5%, and


(HES) - Get Report

was off by 1.4%.


Oil Services HOLDRs

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ETF was lower by 2.4% to $136.57. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment Services

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ETF was recently down 2.3% to $29.04. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

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ETF was losing 2.1% to $44.48. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

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ETF was off 1.8% to $38.20.