Exchange-traded funds tracking foreign markets were among the best performers during Monday's session, as Asian markets finished higher overnight.
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
rose 1.7% to $99.90. The
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index
ETF climbed 1.4% to $10.24. The
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock
ETF rose 0.9% to $76.17. The
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
was higher by 0.8% to $113.11.
Semiconductor-related ETFs were also higher ahead of a midquarter report from
. It is expected the chipmaker will say that its bloated inventory has been reduced.
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was up 1.1% to $62.40. The
was higher by 1% to $34.95. The
ETF was adding 0.9% to $51.20.
On the flip side, bundled securities tracking homebuilders were among the worst performers. Among individual names,
were down by 4.8% or more.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was losing 3.1% at $36.25. The
ETF was lower by 2.6% at $34.05.
Energy-related ETFs were also weak. The front-month April crude contract was recently falling by 90 cents to $59.15 a barrel. The
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil
ETF was recently shedding 1.6% to $36.13. The
United States Oil
ETF was giving back 1.6% to $49.33.