This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds in the financial arena struggle.
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Overseas-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers of the week as Asia's markets were stronger.

The

SPDR S&P China

(GXC) - Get Report

ETF added 5.8% to close at $79.25. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get Report

was higher by 4.7% at $150.35. The

iShares MSCI South Korea Index

(EWY) - Get Report

gained 3% to $63.98, and the

SPDR S&P Emerging Markets

(GMM)

finished up 2.5% to $68.45.

On the other hand, the

United States Natural Gas

(UNG) - Get Report

ETF continued to slide. The ETF ended down 4.3% to $33.95.

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

Exelon

(EXC) - Get Report

,

Edison International

(EIX) - Get Report

and

FirstEnergy

(FE) - Get Report

all fell by 3% or more.

The

Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get Report

lost 3.9% to $75.33. The

Utility HOLDRs

(UTH)

was lower by 2.2% to $139.64. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities

(IDU) - Get Report

was down 2.2% to $94.22. The

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Utilities

(PRFU)

shed 2.1% to $56.24.

Lenders and other finance names fell hard as the major indices swung back and forth between positive and negative, and in short time spans, as investors tried to get a handle on their worries about the credit market.

Countrywide

(CFC)

,

Lehman Brothers

(LEH)

and

Merrill Lynch

(MER)

slid 3.2% or more.

The

Ultra Financials ProShares

(UYG) - Get Report

ETF dropped 3.2% to $55.37. The

PowerShares Dynamic Financials

(PFI) - Get Report

ETF gave back 1.9% to $24.79. The

First Trust Financials AlphaDex

(FXO) - Get Report

ETF ended down 1.3% to $17.72.