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This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

A number of exchange-traded funds gain ground for the week, and those tracking energy and oil rank among the best performers.
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A number of exchange-traded funds gained ground for the week, and those tracking energy and oil ranked among the best performers.

The

Oil Service HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

rose 3.9% over the past five days, and the

PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services

(PXJ) - Get Report

fund tacked on 4%. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector

(IYE) - Get Report

and

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

(DIG) - Get Report

spiked 4.3% and 7.9%, respectively.

While crude oil saw erratic day-to-day movements, repeatedly hitting new record highs before succumbing to profit-taking, in the end it reaped gains for the week, ending at $126.29 a barrel.

Among energy stocks,

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

,

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

and

ConocoPhillips

(COP) - Get Report

added 3.1% or more.

Gold also had a good week, as futures on the metal lifted to end the week just shy of $900 an ounce. Since Monday, the

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

(GDX) - Get Report

ramped up 3%. The

iShares COMEX Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get Report

and the

streetTRACKS Gold Trust

(GLD) - Get Report

rose roughly 2% apiece.

Various corners of the tech sector were also on the rise amid a series of uplifting news items.

Research in Motion

(RIM)

kicked off the week by releasing its new BlackBerry Bold smartphone product, which is seen as a possible rival to

Apple's

(AAPL) - Get Report

iPhone, and RIM shares ended up 5.3% for the week. Apple climbed 2.3%.

The

Wireless HOLDRS

(WMH)

fund climbed 3.1% over the past five days, and

PowerShares Dynamic Telecom & Wireless

(PTE) - Get Report

moved up 4.7%.

Also, the

Vanguard Information Technology ETF

(VGT) - Get Report

climbed 3.8% during a week in which

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

inked a deal to take out

Electronic Data Systems

(EDS)

for $13.9 billion. EDS shares propelled 29% higher for the week. H-P lost 3.8%,

In more merger-related tech news,

CNET

(CNET) - Get Report

agreed to sell itself to

CBS

(CBS) - Get Report

for $1.8 billion. CNET shares have soared nearly 50% since Monday, and CBS surrendered 4%.

Elsewhere, activist investor Carl Icahn built up his position in

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

before moving to replace 10 of the company's directors, saying in a letter that the firm "acted irrationally" in turning down

Microsoft's

(MSFT) - Get Report

sweetened buyout bid.

Yahoo! shares have ballooned 6.7% over the past week. The

Internet HOLDRs

(HHH)

fund jumped 4.7%, and the

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

(IAH)

ratcheted up 2.5%.