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This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Precious metals funds climb.

Precious metals-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers of the week, as speculators drove up prices on gold and silver following a surprise 50-basis point interest rate cut during Tuesday's

Federal Reserve



streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get SPDR Gold Trust Report

ETF finished up 3.3% to $72.30. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF Report

ETF climbed 7.7% to $45.40. The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

ETF rose 3% to $72.28. The

PowerShares DB Gold

(DGL) - Get Invesco DB Gold Fund Report

ETF added 3.3% to $28.71.

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Basic materials-related ETFs were also strong. Among individual stocks,


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jumped more than 4.3%.


Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get ProShares Ultra Basic Materials Report

ETF rose 11% to $94.73. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF Report

ETF added 5.6% to close at $73.42. The

Materials Select Sector SPDR

(XLB) - Get Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund Report

ETF climbed 5.3% to $41.58.

Oil securities were also climbers, as crude set multiple records during the week.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

(DIG) - Get ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas Report

ETF rose 9.4% to $114.35. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

(IEO) - Get iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Report

added 3.8% to $60.20. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

(XOP) - Get SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Report

ETF finished up 3.5% to $47.76.

On the other hand, Treasury-related ETFs were hit hardest as investors pulled out of bonds and moved money into equities.


SPDR Lehman Long Term Treasury


ETF was off 1.8% to $51.14. The

iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond

(TLH) - Get iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF Report

ETF lost 1.5% to $100.45. The

SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS


ETF was down 0.6% to $48.82.