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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Chip funds are strong.

Semiconductor-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers of Friday's session. Earlier, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded

Texas Instruments

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to buy from hold, saying the chipmaker's overstock inventory has been reduced.


SPDR Semiconductor

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ETF was adding 1% to $50.66. The

Semiconductors HOLDRs

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ETF was higher by 0.9% to $34.34. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


was up 0.1% to $61.40.


PowerShares Lux Nanotech


ETF was also higher. Holding

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was rising 2.7%. The ETF was higher by 8 cents, or 0.5%, to $17.07.

On the other hand, bundled securities following the energy sector were among the worst performers. The front-month April contract was recently falling by $1.64 to $60 a barrel. The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil

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ETF was recently shedding 1.9% to $36.85. The

United States Oil

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ETF was giving back 1.9% to $50.31.


Internet HOLDRs


ETF was hurt by



. The Internet giant slumped 5% after

The Wall Street Journal

reported it may scale back its partnership with


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. The ETF was falling 87 cents, or 1.6%, to $53.44.