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
ETF was recently adding 2.6% to $49.49. The
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil
ETF was recently up 2.5% to $36.43, and the
Oil Services HOLDRs
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
ETF rose 1.6% to $39.94, and the
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was up 1.3% to $65.46. The
iShares Silver Trust
was higher by 1.2% to $137.49, while the
iShares Comex Gold Trust
ETF was climbing 1.1% to $65.48.
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
was losing 6.3%,
was down 4%,
slumped 3.5%, and
was off 3.4%.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was falling 2.6% at $42.59. The
ETF was shedding 2.4% to $38.19.