Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Housing funds fall.
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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

(FXI) - Get Report

rose 1.7% to $99.90. The

iShares MSCI Malaysia Index

(EWM) - Get Report

ETF climbed 1.4% to $10.24. The

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock

(VWO) - Get Report

ETF rose 0.9% to $76.17. The

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

(EEM) - Get Report

was higher by 0.8% to $113.11.

Semiconductor-related ETFs were also higher ahead of a midquarter report from

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

. 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

Semiconductors HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

was higher by 1% to $34.95. The

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

ETF was adding 0.9% to $51.20.

On the flip side, bundled securities tracking homebuilders were among the worst performers. Among individual names,


(HOV) - Get Report


Pulte Homes

(PHM) - Get Report



(LEN) - Get Report


Beazer Homes

(BZH) - Get Report

were down by 4.8% or more.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

ETF was losing 3.1% at $36.25. The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

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

(OIL) - Get Report

ETF was recently shedding 1.6% to $36.13. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

ETF was giving back 1.6% to $49.33.