Bundled securities tracking Chinese markets were among the best performers to start the week.
Overnight, China's CSI 300 Index jumped 2.3%, boosting several related exchange-traded funds. The
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
ETF climbed $4.23, or 3.2%, to $137.88. The
SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific
was tacking on $1.88, or 2.5%, to $76.07. The
SPDR S&P China
was adding $1.65, or 2.3%, to $72.74.
Also among winners, the
United States Natural Gas
ETF climbed 3.1% as natural gas futures rose by 25 cents to $6.45 per million British thermal units. The ETF was higher by $1.24 to $40.90.
Basic materials-related bundled securities were also higher. Among individual stocks,
gained 1.5% or more.
WisdomTree International Basic Materials
( DBN) ETF was up $1.01, or 2.9%, to $36.26. The
PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials
added 63 cents, or 2%, to $32.60. The
ETF was gaining $1.46, or 1.8%, to $82.03.
Meanwhile, ETFs tracking the oil and energy sector were among the worst decliners of Monday's mixed session. Recently, the front-month September crude contract shed 10 cents to $76.92 a barrel.
PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services
ETF was down 10 cents, or 0.4%, to $26.03. The
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
shed 17 cents, or 0.5%, to $36.76.
Several Internet-related bundled securities were under pressure.
( ARBA) were all lower.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
( BHH) was down 2 cents, or 1.1%, to $1.83. The
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
( IIH) ETF was off by 5 cents, or 1%, to $5. The
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index
was losing 20 cents, or 0.8%, to $24.58. The
Internet Architecture HOLDRs
( IAH) shed 29 cents, or 0.6%, to $50.03.