This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities tracking semiconductors rise.
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Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the best performers of a holiday-shortened week, as names like


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Texas Instruments

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Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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added 4.4% to $80.04. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF rose 3% to $52.78, and the

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF climbed 2.4% to $65.09. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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finished 2% higher at $36.98.

ETFs tracking silver were also among the week's winners, as silver futures jumped 5.7% to close Friday at $13.74 an ounce. The

iShares Silver Trust

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climbed 5.9% to $136.34. The

PowerShares DB Silver

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ETF added 5.5% to $26.92.

Gold-related ETFs also rose over the four sessions. Futures ended higher by 2.4% at $671.20 an ounce. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF advanced 4.7% to $40.07. The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

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closed higher by 2.4% to $66.56, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF gained 2.3% to end at $66.44.

Securities tracking crude oil also rose, even after the front-month July contract had a rough start to the week. Crude oil dropped more than $2 on Tuesday, and finished the week with a loss of 12 cents at $65.08 a barrel.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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added 3.5% to $97.24. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

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ETF ended the week up 2.8% to $47.01. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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ETF gained 2% to $36.15.

Housing ETFs suffered many pitfalls during the week, including Friday's weak report on pending home sales, as well as a disappointing fiscal second-quarter earnings report from


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on Thursday.

For the week, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF fell 1.7% to finish at $36.70. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF shed 0.8% to $35.25.