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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Precious metal- and homebuilder-related funds are on the rise, while semiconductors retreat.

Exchange-traded funds tracking silver were among Friday's best performers. Silver futures were adding 21 cents to $13.94 an ounce. The

iShares Silver Trust

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was higher by $3.21, or 2.4%, to $138.80. The

PowerShares DB Silver

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ETF was adding 52 cents, or 1.9%, to $27.36.

Gold-related ETFs were also on the rise. Recently, futures were up $7.40 to $695.70 an ounce. The

PowerShares DB Gold

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ETF was gaining 47 cents, or 1.8%, to $27.39. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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was tacking on $1.09, or 1.6%, to $68.62. The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

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was recently up $1.02, or 1.5%, to $68.67.

Bundled securities tracking homebuilders were also performing well. Among individual names,




Pulte Homes

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Meritage Homes

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were all higher by 1.7% or more.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was gaining 67 cents, or 1.9%, to $36.75. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF Report

was climbing 39 cents, or 1.1%, to $34.84.

On the flip side, semiconductor-related ETFs were losing ground. Chipmaker


(AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Report

said late Thursday that it quarterly loss was well below Wall Street's expectations.


SPDR S&P Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF Report

ETF slipped 0.6% to $51.21. The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF was losing 0.6% at $76.55. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get VanEck Semiconductor ETF Report

ETF was recently down 0.3% to $35.93. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was lower by 0.3% at $63.78.