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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Commodity funds are stronger.

Commodity related exchange-traded funds were Thursday's best performers as gold futures surged $18.50 to $636.80 an ounce. In addition, silver jumped 50 cents to close at $13.05 an ounce.


iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report

ETF was rising by 4.7% to $130.04, and the

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get VanEck Gold Miners ETF Report

ETF was gaining 4.2% to $39.88. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get SPDR Gold Shares Report

ETF was recently up 3% to $62.97, while the

iShares COMEX Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

ETF was adding 3% to $63.

Bundled securities tracking energy were also stronger, as oil jumped $1.13 in price to $60.96 a barrel. Among individual names,


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(VLO) - Get Valero Energy Corporation Report

was adding 2.4%,


(HES) - Get Hess Corporation Report

was rising by 2.2%, and


(COP) - Get ConocoPhillips Report

was up 1.9%.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

(IEZ) - Get iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF Report

ETF was gaining 1.6% to $49.58. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment Services

(XES) - Get SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF Report

ETF was recently up 1.4% to $29.93. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

(PXE) - Get Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF Report

ETF was rising by 1.2% to $19.13. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get VanEck Oil Services ETF Report

ETF was higher by 1.1% to $141.50.

On the flip side, the

Pharmaceutical HOLDRs

(PPH) - Get VanEck Pharmaceutical ETF Report

ETF was among the worst performer amid fears that Democrats will change Medicare prescription benefits so the government can negotiate lower drug prices directly with drugmakers. The ETF was losing $2.19, or 2.8%, to $74.98.

Elsewhere, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare

(IYH) - Get iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF Report

ETF was losing 2.4%, the

Health Care Select Sector SPDR

(XLV) - Get Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund Report

ETF was lower by 2.4%, and the

Biotech HOLDRs

(BBH) - Get VanEck Biotech ETF Report

ETF was down 2.3%.

Also among decliners, the

B2B Internet HOLDRs


ETF was falling 1.2% as holding



was losing 2.2%. The ETF was down 2 cents to $2.16.