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Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Overseas-related funds were top performers Monday.

Overseas-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers Monday, as Asia indices jumped overnight.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 2.9%, and China's CSI 300 Index tacked on 0.5%. Other indices in Taiwan, South Korea and India finished higher as well.


SPDR S&P China

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

was adding $3.56, or 4.8%, to $78.44. The

PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China

(PGJ) - Get Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF Report

was higher by 99 cents, or 3.8%, to $27.37. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

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

was higher by $5.99, or 4.2%, to $149.63. The

PowerShares Dynamic Asia Pacific


was up 30 cents, or 1.2%, to $26.55.

On the other hand, homebuilders and real estate ETFs were suffering after the latest data on the health of the housing sector. Shortly after the opening bell, the National Association of Realtors said existing-home sales dipped 0.2% to 5.75 million annualized units in July, but still came in higher than expectations. Still, it was the lowest level since November 2002. Meanwhile, inventories of unsold homes rose 5.1%, a 9.6-month supply.

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Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get ProShares Ultra Real Estate Report

gave back 94 cents, or 2.1%, to $43.31. The

iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs

(REM) - Get iShares Mortgage Real Estate ETF Report

was off 90 cents, or 2.9%, to $30.62. The

Vanguard REIT Index

(VNQ) - Get Vanguard Real Estate ETF Report

ETF was down 81 cents, or 1.2%, to $68.36.

Among homebuilders, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Report

was down 50 cents, or 2%, to $24. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF Report

gave back 44 cents, or 1.8%, to $24.74.

Bundled securities tracking utilities were also on the losing side Monday. Among individual names,


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FPL Group

(FPL) - Get First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund Report


Edison International

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(FE) - Get FirstEnergy Corp. Report

were all falling 2% or more.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get ProShares Ultra Utilities Report

was falling $3.03, or 3.9%, to $75.34. The

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Utilities


shed $1.38, or 2.4%, to $56.04. The

Utility HOLDRs


was lower by $3.84, or 2.7%, to $138.90. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities

(IDU) - Get iShares U.S. Utilities ETF Report

was down $1.96, or 2%, to $94.38.