Foreign market-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers for the past five sessions as global stocks stabilized following heavy losses the previous week.
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index
ETF climbed 5.3% to $10.15, and the
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
was higher by 4% to $112.35. The
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
rose 3.2% to $98.17, and the
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock
ETF added 3% to $75.37.
Bundled securities following semiconductors were also higher for the week. Among individual names,
was higher by 4.7%, and
finished up 2.2%
ETF gained 2.4% for the week at $50.75. The
was higher by 2.9% to $34.61, and the
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ended up 2.5% at $61.72.
On the flipside, housing-related ETFs were sharply lower for the week. The declines came after
said 2007 will be tough for the company. The stock lost 3.5% for the week. Meanwhile,
slumped 4.6% over the five sessions.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF lost 1.9% at $37.41. The
ETF was lower by 0.4% for the week to $34.95.
was hurt by a decline in
. The ETF fell by 0.9% over the last five sessions to close at $53.67.