ETFs related to housing construction were higher Monday as bond yields extended their recent slide. Among individual names,
was rising by 3.2%,
was higher by 3.1% and
was adding 3%.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was gaining 90 cents, or 2.4%, to $38.02, and the
ETF was higher by 57 cents, or 1.7%, at $33.40.
Semiconductor-related ETFs were also among the winners.
surged nearly 8% after BMO Capital Markets lifted its 2006 full-year earnings estimate.
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors
ETF was gaining 1.8% to $17.22, and the
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was adding 1.6% to $61.25. The
ETF was higher by 1.4% to $33.82.
ETF was another of the big winners as major holding
, which is being sold to
, rose 2.2%. The Telecom HOLDRs was adding 50 cents, or 1.5%, to $33.78.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker/Dealers
was adding 0.7% after
rose amid takeover rumors.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF was one of the worst performers, as holding
was lower by 1.1%. The B2B Internet HOLDRs was off 2 cents, or 0.9%, to $2.17.