Exchange-traded funds related to precious metals were nearly alone among Monday's strong performers as gold futures soared. Gold added $11.60 to $640.60 an ounce. Silver was higher by 45 cents to $13.49 an ounce, and copper added 7.5 cents to $3.18 a pound.

The

iShares Silver Trust

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ETF was recently up 0.7% to $135.04. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF was rising 0.5% to $40.10. The

iShares COMEX Gold Trust

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ETF was adding 0.4% to $63.74, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was higher by 0.3% to $63.71.

The

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

( IIH) ETF led the list of losers, falling 3.6%. Holding

Openwave Systems

( OPWV) fell 5.5%, sinking the ETF by 20 cents to $5.39.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrial

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ETF also faltered, pressured by

Wal-Mart

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. The world's biggest retailer said over the weekend that its same-store sales in November are set to slip 0.1%. The ETF was losing 89 cents, or 1.4%, to $64.48.

Also among losers, the

B2B Internet HOLDRs

( BHH) ETF was losing 2.7% as holding

Agile Software

( AGIL) fell 4%. The ETF was off by 6 cents to $2.15.

The

Internet HOLDRs

( HHH) ETF was lower due to declines of 4% or more in

E*Trade Financial

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,

EarthLink

(ELNK)

and

RealNetworks

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. The ETF was falling by $1.38, or 2.5%, to $54.39.