Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

PowerShares Lux Nanotech gets a boost from a surge in holding Altair Nanotechnologies.
Author:
Publish date:

The

PowerShares Lux Nanotech

(PXN)

was one of few winners among exchange-traded funds during Monday's session. Holding

Altair Nanotechnologies

(ALTI)

was surging 12.3% after

AES Corp.

(AES) - Get Report

said it bought nearly 900,000 shares of Altair. The

ETF

was higher by 12 cents, or 0.7%, to $16.97.

The

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

(IAH)

ETF was also trading higher. Holdings

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

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.

The

iShares MSCI Malaysia Index

(EWM) - Get Report

was falling 5.6% to $9.10. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get Report

was losing 2.7% to $92.54. The

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock

(VWO) - Get Report

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

(OIL) - Get Report

ETF was recently shedding 3.1% to $36.36. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

ETF was giving back 3% to $49.46. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

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.

The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was lower by 1.7% to $126.60. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get Report

ETF was shedding 0.5% to $63.38. The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get Report

was losing 0.5% to $63.37.