PowerShares Lux Nanotech
was one of few winners among exchange-traded funds during Monday's session. Holding
was surging 12.3% after
said it bought nearly 900,000 shares of Altair. The
was higher by 12 cents, or 0.7%, to $16.97.
Internet Architecture HOLDRs
ETF was also trading higher. Holdings
were tacking on 1%. The ETF was adding 14 cents, or 0.3%, to $40.80.
On the negative side, foreign-market-related ETFs were dropping as overseas markets were under pressure again. Earlier, Tokyo's Nikkei lost 2.3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 4%, and China's Shanghai and Shenzhen 300 slumped 1.3%. Other markets in Europe also lost ground.
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index
was falling 5.6% to $9.10. The
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
was losing 2.7% to $92.54. The
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock
ETF was down 1.9% to $71.81
Bundled securities following the energy sector were also among the worst performers. The front-month April contract for crude oil was recently falling by $1.84 to $59.80 a barrel. The
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil
ETF was recently shedding 3.1% to $36.36. The
United States Oil
ETF was giving back 3% to $49.46. The
Oil Services HOLDRs
ETF slid 1.4% to $132.75.
ETFs tracking metals and mining were also among the losers Monday. Gold was falling by $1.90 to $642.20 an ounce, and silver was giving back 16 cents to $12.80 an ounce.
iShares Silver Trust
was lower by 1.7% to $126.60. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was shedding 0.5% to $63.38. The
iShares Comex Gold Trust
was losing 0.5% to $63.37.