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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.

The

SPDR Metals & Mining

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ETF was higher by $1.79, or 4.5% to $41.75. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF was gaining 61 cents, or 1.8% to $34.38, and the

iShares Silver Trust

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ETF tacked on $2.14, or 2% to $110.14.

The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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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.

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SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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ETF was higher by 1.8% to $25.83. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

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ETF was climbing by 1.4% to $124.27. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

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ETF was gaining 1.4% to $17.04.

The

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

( IIH) ETF was also higher, thanks to an advance of 4.3% in

RealNetworks

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. On Thursday,

Best Buy

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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

Wal-Mart

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,

Sharper Image

( SHRP) and

Pier 1

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.

The

Retail HOLDRs

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ETF was falling by 1.4% to $97.98. The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

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ETF was losing 0.9% to $18.53, and the

SPDR Retail

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ETF was recently down 0.9% to $40.33.