) -- Despite market gains on Monday, ETFs tracking homebuilder companies remained under pressure following data that showed that homebuilder sentiment had touched a 15-month low.


iShares Dow Jones Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

slid 0.8% on Monday, while the

SPDR S&P Home Builders ETF

(XHB) - Get Report

declined 0.3%. The former's portfolio has a heavier weight in


(LEN) - Get Report



(PHM) - Get Report


Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report


Gold prices sank on weak economic numbers, causing gold stocks, a riskier investment, to slide further. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

(GDX) - Get Report

shed 2.1%.

Global X Silver Miners ETF

(SIL) - Get Report

was down 2.6%. The

SPDR Gold Trust

(GLD) - Get Report

which tracks the physical commodity declined by a lower 0.8%.

ETFs tracking oil equipment and services majors rose following



(HAL) - Get Report

earnings beat. The

Oil Service HOLDRS

(OIH) - Get Report

rose 2.2%. The

iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equipment Index

(IEZ) - Get Report

surged 2.6% as investors turned bullish on its top holdings.


(SLB) - Get Report

, which accounts for 22% of its portfolio spiked 4.3% on Monday and Halliburton, which holds a 10% weight, ended up 6%.

The United States Oil Fund

(USO) - Get Report

rose 0.9% as oil prices climbed higher.

Financial ETFs pared losses as stocks rose higher towards the market close. The

SPDR KBW Bank Index

(KBE) - Get Report

closed 0.3% lower, while the

SPDR Financial Select Sector

(XLF) - Get Report

fell 0.1%.

-- Reported by Shanthi Venkataraman in New York.

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