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Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tied to overseas markets are on the rise.

Overseas-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers Monday as foreign markets took their lead from the strong session last time out in the U.S. and rallied.

The

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get iShares China Large-Cap ETF Report

ETF was higher by $2.89, or 2.3%, to $127.29. The

iShares MSCI Australia Index

(EWA) - Get iShares MSCI Australia ETF Report

gained 54 cents, or 2.2%, to $25.47, and the

SPDR S&P China

(GXC) - Get SPDR S&P China ETF Report

ETF was adding $1.06, or 1.6%, to $660.01. The

iShares MSCI Brazil Index

(EWZ) - Get iShares MSCI Brazil ETF Report

was up 83 cents, or 1.6%, to $53.91.

ETFs following real estate were also holding gains. Among individual names,

ProLogis

(PLD) - Get Prologis, Inc. Report

,

Vornado Realty Trust

(VNO) - Get Vornado Realty Trust Report

and

Equity Residential

(EQR) - Get Equity Residential Report

were all higher by 3.7% or more.

The

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get ProShares Ultra Real Estate Report

ETF was adding $1.75, or 4.2%, to $43.91. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate

(IYR) - Get iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF Report

ETF was up $1.71, or 2.4%, to $73.56. The

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Vanguard REIT Index

(VNQ) - Get Vanguard Real Estate ETF Report

rose $1.24, or 1.9%, to $68.84.

Bundled securities tracking the retail sector were also higher. Shares of

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) Report

were up more than 6% after the home-improvement retailer topped both earnings per share and sales forecasts for the second quarter.

The

SPDR S&P Retail

(XRT) - Get SPDR S&P Retail ETF Report

ETF was adding 59 cents, or 1.5%, to $38.89. The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

(PMR) - Get Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF Report

ETF was up 18 cents, or 1%, to $17.82. The

Retail HOLDRs

(RTH) - Get VanEck Vectors Retail ETF Report

tacked on 42 cents, or 0.4%, to $97.47.

On the other hand, the

United States Natural Gas

(UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report

ETF was the worst decliner, as natural gas slid 68 cents to $6.33 per million British thermal units. The ETF was falling $3.80, or 8.6%, to $40.36.

ETFs tracking crude oil were also lower, as the front-month contract slipped $1.18 to $70.80 a barrel. The downward move came as the projected track of Hurricane Dean was shifted south of the major oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

The

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

(DIG) - Get ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas Report

ETF was lower by $1.45, or 1.6%, to $89.35. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

(IEO) - Get iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Report

was down 92 cents, or 1.7%, to $53.23. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get United States Oil Fund LP Report

ETF shed 93 cents, or 1.7%, to $53.10.