Semiconductor-related ETFs were Monday's best performers. Among individual names,


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was adding 3.5%,

Applied Materials

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was rising by 2.3%,


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was higher by 2%, and


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was gaining 1.6%.


SPDR Semiconductor

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was recently up 1.7% to $50.18. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was gaining 1.5% to $61.39. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

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ETF was rising by 1.3% to $17.21, and the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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was adding 1% to $33.93.


Wireless HOLDRs


ETF was also among the winners. Holdings

Research In Motion




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were higher by 2.2% or more. The ETF was gaining 68 cents, or 1.1%, to $61.17.

Elsewhere, commodity-related ETFs were the worst performers as gold futures gave back $3.80 to $626.30 an ounce. Silver was also lower by 22 cents to $12.89 an ounce, and copper fell by a penny to $3.11 a pound.


Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF was falling by 2.2% to $38.14. The

iShares Silver Trust

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ETF was recently down 1.1% to $128.23. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF gave back 0.8% to $61.99. The

SPDR Metals & Mining

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ETF was losing 0.4% to $47.21.

Also among decliners, the

PowerShares Dynamic Retail


ETF was falling nearly 1% ahead of earnings reports from


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, due later this week. The ETF was down 17 cents to $18.93.