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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Exchange-traded funds tracking Asian markets were among the winners Friday.

Exchange-traded funds tracking Asian markets were the best performers of Friday's session following an overnight rally.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 3.2%, and markets in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore finished higher as well.


iShares FTSE/Xinhau China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get Report

was rising $6.90, or 3.8%, to $188.10. The

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index

(EWH) - Get Report

added 75 cents, or 3.6%, to $21.49. The

SPDR S&P China

(GXC) - Get Report

was up $3.21, or 3.4%, to $97.36. The

PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China

(PGJ) - Get Report

was gaining $1.07, or 3.2%, to $34.23.


Wireless HOLDRs


was also among the top performers of the day, thanks to

Research In Motion's


earnings report after Thursday's close. The BlackBerry maker posted fiscal second-quarter results that were in line with Wall Street's estimates. The ETF was up $2.01, or 2.7%, to $77.69.

ETFs tracking the basic materials sector were also trading higher thanks to a rally in


TST Recommends

(AA) - Get Report

. After Thursday's close, Alcoa said it would incur a charge of $845 million in the third quarter due to restructuring costs. The company expects to sell its packaging and consumer businesses by next year. The stock was recently up 3.1%.


Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get Report

was climbing $2.84, or 3%, to $99.03. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get Report

gained $1.06, or 1.4%, to $75. The

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Basic Materials


was up 99 cents, or 1.5%, to $68.30.

On the other hand, Treasury-related ETFs were among few losers of the day, following a stronger-than-expected jobs report. The Labor Department's report said that the U.S. economy added 110,000 workers last month. Economists had expected 100,000 jobs to be added last month. August's number was revised higher and now shows a gain of 89,000 jobs. Last month, the Labor Department said 4,000 jobs were lost.

Recently, the 10-year note was dropping 31/32 in price, cutting the yield to 4.64%. The 30-year bond was adding 1 28/32 in price, yielding 4.88%.


iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond

(TLT) - Get Report

slid $1.37, or 1.5%, to $87.87. The

Vanguard Long-Term Bond

(BLV) - Get Report

was down 79 cents, or 1.1%, to $74.47. The

iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond

(TLH) - Get Report

was losing $1.06, or 1.1%, to $100.34.