ETFs related to commodities were among the top performers Thursday, as gold and silver prices halted their recent skid. Gold had dropped more than 5% since Friday's close before the reversal, while silver futures have slid 6.1%. Recently, gold was up $8.80 to $575.50 an ounce, and silver was gaining 28 cents to $11.08 an ounce.
SPDR Metals & Mining
ETF was higher by $1.79, or 4.5% to $41.75. The
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was gaining 61 cents, or 1.8% to $34.38, and the
iShares Silver Trust
ETF tacked on $2.14, or 2% to $110.14.
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was up 43 cents, or 0.8% to $56.80.
Energy-related ETFs jumped as crude retraced some of its recent losses that have brought prices to their lowest levels in more than a year. Crude futures were recently adding 67 cents to $60.08 a barrel.
SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ETF was higher by 1.8% to $25.83. The
Oil Services HOLDRs
ETF was climbing by 1.4% to $124.27. The
PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration
ETF was gaining 1.4% to $17.04.
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
( IIH) ETF was also higher, thanks to an advance of 4.3% in
. On Thursday,
announced its own music service designed by RealNetworks. The ETF was higher by 9 cents, or 1.7%, to $49.62.
Elsewhere, retail ETFs were slumping after the release of September same-store sales. Among chain stores missing the mark were
( SHRP) and
ETF was falling by 1.4% to $97.98. The
PowerShares Dynamic Retail
ETF was losing 0.9% to $18.53, and the
ETF was recently down 0.9% to $40.33.