Exchange-traded funds tied to commodities were among Friday's best performers, as gold futures soared following a sharp decline in the dollar.
Gold was recently higher by $9.60 to $645 an ounce. Silver was also higher by 39 cents to $13.62 an ounce, and copper added 9 cents to $3.23 a pound.
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was rising 3.3% to $40.13. The
iShares Silver Trust
ETF was recently up 2.8% to $134.01. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was higher by 1.5% to $63.45, and the
SPDR Metals & Mining
ETF was adding 0.8% to $50.69.
( TTH) exchange-traded fund was higher after holding
rose 1.7%. BCE announced Thursday it would redeem $1.05 billion of outstanding debt prior to maturity. The Telecom HOLDRs was up 18 cents, or 0.5%, to $33.46.
Another of Friday's top performers was the
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
( IIH) ETF. Holding
Internap Network Services
rose 1.7%, boosting the ETF by 3 cents, or 0.5%, to $5.61.
On the flipside, the
( HHH) ETF was lower due to declines of 1.1% or more in holdings
. The ETF was falling by 42 cents, or 0.7%, to $56.08.
Also among losers, the
ETF was down 0.5%. Holdings
were lower by 1.1% and 1%, respectively. The ETF was falling by 39 cents at $76.25.