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This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities tracking foreign markets sink.

Bundled securities tracking foreign markets were the worst performers of the week amid widespread softness in global equities.

On Tuesday, a benchmark index in mainland China sank more than 9%, the most in a decade, dragging with it markets in Europe and elsewhere in Asia. The drop set up the U.S. market for its worst single-day losses in years.


iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

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

plummeted around 8.9% for the week to $95.30. The

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock

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ETF was down 8.3% to $73.20, and the

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

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tumbled 8% over the five sessions to $108.05.

ETFs tracking metals and mining were also among the week's biggest losers. Gold futures dropped 6% to $644.10 an ounce, and silver futures plummeted 12% to $12.96 an ounce.


iShares Silver Trust

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was lower by 11.7% to $128.99. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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fell 9.9% to $37.80. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF shed around 5.8% to $63.72, and the

iShares Comex Gold Trust

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lost about 5.8% to $63.70.

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ETF slid nearly 8% for the week. Over the five sessions, holding

Akamai Technologies

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dropped more than 14%. The ETF slid by 7.8% to $5.06.

Housing-related ETFs were also sharply lower for the week. The declines came after the Census Bureau said Wednesday that new-home sales plummeted 16.6% to 937,000 annualized units. Economists had anticipated a slight decrease to 1.09 million annualized units from 1.12 million in December.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF lost 5.7% at $38.12, and the

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was lower by 5% for the week to $35.14.

Exchange-traded funds tracking Treasuries were among few winners for the week. The gains came as the flight to safety followed the rapid selloff both abroad and in the U.S.

For the week, the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which moves inversely to the price, sank to 4.52% from 4.68% a week ago. The yield on the 30-year bond dropped to 4.65% from 4.78% last Friday.


iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond

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exchange-traded fund was up 1.9% to $90.20. The

iShares Lehman TIPS Bond

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ETF added 1.6% to $101.06. The

iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury

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gained 1.2% at $83.55.