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Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds focused on health care and transportation increased, while energy and biotech slumped.


HealthShares Emerging Cancer


exchange-traded fund was higher to start the week. Holding



, which has tripled since late March after the Food and Drug Administration endorsed the company's Provenge prostate cancer vaccine treatment, was climbing another 25%. The ETF was recently up $1.38, or 5.1%, to $28.38.


iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average

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was another of the session's winners. Rail concern

Burlington Northern Santa Fe


jumped after a

Securities and Exchange Commission

filing stated that billionaire investor Warren Buffett's

Berkshire Hathaway

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has purchased a 10.9% stake in the company, making it the largest shareholder.

The ETF was rising by $2.01, or 2.3%, to $90.11.

On the flip side, bundled securities tracking the energy sector were among the worst performers of the day. The front-month May crude contract fell $1.19 to $63.09 a barrel.


iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index

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ETF eased 2% to $37.22. The

United States Oil

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ETF was recently down 1.9% to $51.04. The

PowerShares DB Oil

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ETF was recently lower by 1.7% to $26.14.


Biotech HOLDRs

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ETF was also losing ground. Holdings


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fell 1%, and Biotech HOLDRs was recently lower by $1.36, or 0.8%, to $178.99.