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This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Financial funds were crushed.

Financial-related exchange-traded funds were among the worst performers of a horrid week on Wall Street following more fears about the credit crisis, new writedowns and another CEO ouster.



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chief Chuck Prince resigned over the weekend, but the news was overshadowed by the banking giant's forecast for writedowns of between $8 billion and $11 billion from the shrinking value of its subprime-related investments. Shares of Citigroup dropped 12.3% on the week.



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said Friday that it expects to record a $1.1 billion writedown in debt obligations for October alone because of the recent subprime mortgages and credit mess. Wachovia tumbled 5.1% over the five sessions.

Several other lenders fell hard during the week.

Washington Mutual

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sank 13.9%,


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dropped 11.1%,

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Morgan Stanley

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lost 8%,

Merrill Lynch


ended down 7%, and

Bear Stearns


shed 5.1%.


Ultra Financial ProShares

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ETF tumbled 7.8% to $45.35. The

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ETF was lower by 5.3% to $49.27. The

KBW Bank

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ETF fell 3.3% to $46.32.

Elsewhere, a 12.1% drop in shares of


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during the week sank Internet and technology ETFs. Cisco said it had a fiscal first-quarter profit that topped estimates by a penny. However, the tech behemoth soured sentiment after saying it is feeling the effects of the credit crunch.

Several other tech leaders, who had enjoyed a run-up in recent months, stumbled during the week.

Research in Motion




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lost 6.6% or more.


Ultra Technology ProShares

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ETF plunged 16.4% to $80.14. The

Internet Architecture HOLDRs


shed 10.9% to $49.66. The

iShares S&P GSTI Networking

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ETF lost 7% to $34.84. The

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slid 6.5% to $25.59.

Bundled securities tracking the retail sector were also losers for the week, following disappointing same-store sales results on Thursday. Most notably affected were apparel retailers, as


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all reported monthly losses and missed consensus targets.


SPDR S&P Retail

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ETF ended down 5% to $34.69. The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

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ETF eased 4.9% to $16.05. The

Retail HOLDRs

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fell 4.9% to $91.46.

On the other hand, Treasury-related ETFs were among few gainers as investors pulled out of equities money into bonds. On Friday, the 10-year note rose 16/32 in price, yielding 4.22%, compared to a yield of 4.30% a week ago.


SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS


ETF rose 1.4% to $50.88. The

iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond

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ETF gained 0.6% to $103.56. The

SPDR Lehman Long Term Treasury


ETF added 0.3% to $52.64.