Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking semiconductors are hit hard.
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Bundled securities tracking commodities were among the top ETF performers Thursday, as gold and silver prices jumped. Gold futures added $9.90 to $602.50 an ounce, and silver was up 34 cents to $12.17 an ounce.

The

SPDR Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

ETF was higher by $1.47, or 3.2%, to $46.84. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

ETF was gaining $1.11, or 3.2%, to $36.29. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

ETF tacked on $3.20, or 2.7%, to $120.42, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get Report

was recently up 85 cents, or 1.5%, to $59.44.

Energy-related ETFs also jumped as crude prices moved higher. Oil futures were recently adding 89 cents to $58.54 a barrel as OPEC convened in Qatar, where the group is expected to cut output in order to halt the recent tumble in prices.

The

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

(XES) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 2.9% to $27.76. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index

(IEZ) - Get Report

ETF was gaining 2.6% to $43.03, and the

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

ETF was climbing 2.6% to $131.69.

In addition, the

Internet HOLDRs

(HHH)

ETF gained thanks to a 7% advance in holding

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

. The Internet auctioneer posted third-quarter sales and adjusted earnings that topped estimates. The ETF was higher by 88 cents, or 1.8%, to $49.03.

Meanwhile, ETFs tracking semiconductors were hit hard.

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

dropped more than 11% after posting a significant decline in margins.

The

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

ETF was falling by 85 cents, or 1.8%, to $47.52. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

ETF was lower by 33 cents, or 1%, to $33.73. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

ETF was sliding 57 cents, or 0.9%, to $60.55.