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Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking software makers are stronger.

Exchange-traded funds tracking software makers were among Monday's top performers. Among individual names,



was adding 2.8%,

Adobe Systems


was gaining 2.7%, and



was higher by 1.7%.


Software HOLDRs


was adding 58 cents, or 1.5%, to $40.38, and the

iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index


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ETF was rising by 47 cents, or 1.1%, to $44.72.

Telecom-related ETFs were also stronger.



was adding 3.8%,

Level 3 Communications


was gaining 2.2%, and



was edging higher by 1.2%.


Telecom HOLDRs


was gaining 36 cents, or 1.1%, to $34.57, and the

PowerShares Dynamic Telecom & Wireless


ETF was rising by 20 cents, or 1.1% to $19.03.

On the downside, the

SPDR Biotech


was Monday's worst performing ETF, falling 3.1%.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals


dropped more than 5%. The ETF was recently losing $1.59 to $49.38.


PowerShares Lux Nanotech


ETF was also losing ground after holding



fell 4%. The ETF was down 18 cents, or 1%, to $17.79.

Oil-related stocks were also lower as crude prices finished weaker. The

United States Oil


ETF was losing 1.3% to $52.90, and the

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index


ETF was down 1.2% to $38.84.