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This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking financials, semiconductors and housing fared well, as Internet products slumped.

Exchange-traded funds tracking financials were among the best performers of the week, as positive earnings results from


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JPMorgan Chase

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Washington Mutual

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boosted the sector.

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Sallie Mae

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also jumped nearly 18% Monday, after it announced it will be acquired by an investor group led by J.C. Flowers in a $25 billion transaction.


Ultra Financials ProShares

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ETF added 6.9% over the five sessions to finish at $69.80. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services

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ETF gained 4.1% to $133.60. The

Financial Select Sector SPDR

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ETF was higher by 4.1% to $37.12. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers

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climbed 2.8% to $55.69.

Semiconductor-related ETFs also finished the week with huge gains, thanks to positive quarterly earnings news out of


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Linear Technology


on Wednesday.


Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF was adding 10% at $77.62. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF ended up 5.1% to $36.23. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF gained 4.1% to $51.50. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was higher by 3.7% at $64.20. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

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ETF climbed 3.2% to $18.99.

Housing-related ETFs were also winners for the week, following Tuesday's government report that said U.S. housing starts unexpectedly rose 0.8% in March to 1.518 million annualized units. Building permits also rose 0.8%, to 1.544 million, last month. On average, economists expected March starts to total 1.50 million, and for permits to dip to a 1.51 million annual pace.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was higher by 7.5% at $37.06. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF ended the week up 6.8% to $35.09.

On the other hand,



sank Internet-related ETFs after the Web search engine disappointed investors with its earnings report after Thursday's close. For the week, Yahoo! fell 11.5%.


Internet HOLDRs


ETF dropped 4.2%, to $55.52. The

First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index

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lost 0.4%, to $23.95.