The worst performers Monday in the exchange-traded funds universe are those related to precious metals, as gold and silver futures fell hard. The
iShares Silver Trust
ETF was sinking $10.26, or 8.5%, to $111.04. The
iShares Comex Gold
ETF was losing $1.98, or 3.3%, to $58.70. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was down $1.98, or 3.3%, to $58.66.
ETFs tracking to oil services were also weaker, as oil prices briefly sank below the $65-a-barrel level. Crude was set to close lower for the sixth-straight session following OPEC's decision to keep production quotas unchanged.
Oil Service HOLDRs
ETF was losing 2.3% to $128.39. The
PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services
ETF was sliding by 1.8% to $18.75. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index
ETF was falling by 1.6% to $45.95.
Meanwhile, ETFs related to semiconductors were also among the winners Monday.
jumped by more than 20% after
The New York Times
reported it will be sold to a group of investors for more than $16 billion. Additionally,
was rising 3% ahead of its midquarter update, due after the close.
ETF was tacking on $1.17, or 2.5%, to $48.06. The
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors
ETF was gaining 44 cents, or 2.7%, to $16.82. The
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was adding $1.36, or 2.3%, to $60.41. The
ETF was higher by 50 cents, or 1.5%, to $33.80
Also among winners, a gain of 4.7% in
helped push the
PowerShares Dynamic Retail
ETF higher, recently by 20 cents, or 1.2%, to $17.09. The
was rising by $1.44, or 1.5%, to $95.73. Best Buy is set to report fiscal second-quarter earnings Tuesday morning.