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ETFs related to housing construction were higher Monday as bond yields extended their recent slide. Among individual names,

Beazer Homes

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was rising by 3.2%,

Pulte Homes

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was higher by 3.1% and



was adding 3%.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was gaining 90 cents, or 2.4%, to $38.02, and the

SPDR Homebuilders

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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

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ETF was gaining 1.8% to $17.22, and the

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was adding 1.6% to $61.25. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was higher by 1.4% to $33.82.


Telecom HOLDRs


ETF was another of the big winners as major holding



, which is being sold to


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, rose 2.2%. The Telecom HOLDRs was adding 50 cents, or 1.5%, to $33.78.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker/Dealers

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was adding 0.7% after

Charles Schwab

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rose amid takeover rumors.

Meanwhile, the

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.