Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Two semiconductor-related funds buck a generally downward trend Monday for bundled securities.
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The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

was one of Monday's top performers, as holding

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

broke out to a new 52-week high of $20.62, a gain of 4.3%.

The increase comes ahead of the chipmaker's second-quarter earnings report, due after Tuesday's close. Analysts expect Applied Materials to post a profit of 28 cents a share, according to Thomson Financial.

Recently, the Semiconductor HOLDRs was adding 17 cents, or 0.5%, to $38.15. Meanwhile, the

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

ETF tacked on 0.1% to $66.18, while

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

(USD) - Get Report

lost 0.2% and

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

eased 0.5%.

Also among winners was the

HealthShares Emerging Cancer

(HHJ)

ETF, rebounding slightly from the previous week's 16% decline. Holding

Dendreon

(DNDN)

, which plummeted 68.5% last week after the Food and Drug Administration said it required more test data for the company's Provenge drug, was recently up 4%.

The HealthShares Emerging Cancer ETF was recently climbing by 37 cents, or 1.6%, to $22.91.

On the losing side, bundled securities tracking silver and gold were among the worst performers. Silver futures dipped 12 cents to $13.18 an ounce. Gold futures gave back early gains and was recently lower by $3.30 to $669 an ounce.

The

PowerShares DB Base Metals

(DBB) - Get Report

ETF was losing 2.9% to $27.63. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was down 0.5% to $130.83. The

PowerShares DB Silver

(DBS) - Get Report

ETF was recently lower by 0.9% to $25.81. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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slipped 0.7% to $39.47.

The

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was also among the losers of the day as holding

Internet Capital Group

(ICGE)

slumped 3% and

Agile Software

(AGIL)

slid 1.4%. The ETF was off 2 cents, or 1%, to $2.09.