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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Energy funds advance.

Bundled securities tracking energy were the best performers Thursday as crude oil was jumping $1.94 to $59.65 a barrel. The

United States Oil

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ETF was recently adding 2.6% to $49.49. The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil

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ETF was recently up 2.5% to $36.43, and the

Oil Services HOLDRs

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was higher by 0.5% to $138.46.

Exchange-traded funds following metals and mining were also among the big winners. Gold finished the session with a gain of $5.50 to $662.80 an ounce, and silver added 11 cents to $13.82 an ounce.


Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF rose 1.6% to $39.94, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was up 1.3% to $65.46. The

iShares Silver Trust

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was higher by 1.2% to $137.49, while the

iShares Comex Gold Trust

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ETF was climbing 1.1% to $65.48.


Broadband HOLDRs


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added 3.5%. The ETF was up 17 cents, or 1.1%, to $16.16.

ETFs tracking homebuilders were the worst performers of the session, following a weak revenue forecast from

Toll Brothers

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Champion Enterprises


was losing 6.3%,


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was down 4%,

Meritage Homes

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slumped 3.5%, and

Ryland Group


was off 3.4%.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was falling 2.6% at $42.59. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was shedding 2.4% to $38.19.