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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Housing and Internet funds were on the rise; precious metals fell.
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Housing-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers of Thursday's session, even as

Beazer Homes

(BZH) - Get Report

reiterated more of the same concerns facing the sector.

During its earnings report, the homebuilder said the housing market has become uncertain enough that the company will pull its full-year guidance. Still, Beazer was up 4% after on better-than-expected orders for new homes during the company's fiscal second quarter.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

ETF was recently adding $1.18, or 3.2%, at $37.72. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was up 87 cents, or 2.5%, to $35.62.

Elsewhere, the

Internet HOLDRs

(HHH)

ETF was climbing for a second straight session, this time behind gains of 4.3% or more in holdings

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

and

EarthLink

(ELNK)

. The ETF was rising 61 cents, or 1.1%, to $58.99.

A rise of 6% in shares of

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

was buoying the

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

(IAH)

ETF. Following Wednesday's close, Apple posted a profit that was much stronger than Wall Street had expected. Still, the ETF was higher by just 22 cents, or 0.5%, at $44.21.

On the other hand, ETFs tracking silver were among Thursday's worst performers. Silver futures plummeted 44 cents to close at $13.32 an ounce. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was falling $4.86, or 3.5%, to $132.59. The

PowerShares DB Silver

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ETF was shedding 94 cents, or 3.5%, to $26.26.

Gold-related ETFs were also on the decline. Futures ended lower by $9.40 to $678 an ounce. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

slid 87 cents, or 2.1%, to $40.14. The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get Report

was recently down $1.12, or 1.7%, to $66.87. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was easing by $1.08, or 1.6%, to $66.81.

Also among the day's losers, the

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

(IIH)

ETF was falling due to a loss of nearly 15% in holding

Vignette

(VIGN)

, which offered disappointing guidance for the second-quarter. The ETF was losing 11 cents, or 2%, to $5.21.