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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

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ETF was rising 3.3% to $40.13. The

iShares Silver Trust

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ETF was recently up 2.8% to $134.01. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was higher by 1.5% to $63.45, and the

SPDR Metals & Mining

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ETF was adding 0.8% to $50.69.

Elsewhere, the

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Telecom HOLDRs

( TTH) exchange-traded fund was higher after holding


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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

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rose 1.7%, boosting the ETF by 3 cents, or 0.5%, to $5.61.

On the flipside, the

Internet HOLDRs

( HHH) ETF was lower due to declines of 1.1% or more in holdings




Time Warner




. The ETF was falling by 42 cents, or 0.7%, to $56.08.

Also among losers, the

Pharmaceutical HOLDRs

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ETF was down 0.5%. Holdings

Abbott Laboratories

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Forest Laboratories


were lower by 1.1% and 1%, respectively. The ETF was falling by 39 cents at $76.25.