Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking U.S. Treasuries were among the only winners in Thursday's bloodbath.
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Bundled securities following U.S. Treasuries were among the only winners of a down day for the major averages Thursday as traders pulled money from the equity market and dumped it into bonds.

The 10-year Treasury note rose 3 1/32 in price, yielding 4.60%, and the 30-year bond was tumbling 1 16/32, yielding 4.93%

The

iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond

(TLT) - Get Report

was up $1.25, or 1.5%, to $87.50. The

SPDR Lehman Long Term Treasury

(TLO)

was higher by 58 cents, or 1.2%, to $50.96. The

iShares Lehman 3-7 Year Treasury Bond

(IEI) - Get Report

climbed 73 cents, or 0.7%, to $101.87.

Nearly every other exchange-traded fund was sliding Thursday. Overseas-related bundled securities were among the worst decliners after indices dropped overnight. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 2%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng plummeted 3.3%. London's FTSE was worse by 3.1%, and Frankfurt's DAX dropped 1.7%.

The

iShares MSCI Brazil Index

(EWZ) - Get Report

was falling $4.29, or 8.1%, to $48.67. The

iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index

(ILF) - Get Report

dropped $12.14, or 6.5%, to $173.85. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhau China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get Report

slumped $7.56, or 6.1%, to $115.01. The

SPDR S&P China

(GXC) - Get Report

was lower by $4.46, or 7%, at $59.59.

Gold- and silver-related ETFs were also crumbling, as the dollar declined against the world's major currencies. Gold futures dove $21.70 to $658 an ounce, and silver was down 99 cents to $11.57 an ounce.

The

PowerShares DB Silver

(DBS) - Get Report

was shedding $2.33, or 9.4%, to $22.34. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

ETF was losing $2.90, or 8%, to $33.55. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was down $8.07, or 6.5%, to $115.78.

Basic-materials-related bundled securities were among the biggest losers. Among individual stocks,

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

,

Nucor

(NUE) - Get Report

and

Freeport-McMoRan

(FCX) - Get Report

slumped 6.5% or more.

The

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX

(FXZ) - Get Report

ETF slid $2.32, or 11.8%, to $17.39. The

Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get Report

was dropping $5.39, or 7.6%, to $65.99. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get Report

was down $2.64, or 4.2%, to $60.86.

Homebuilders were also suffering. Among individual names,

Ryland

(RYL)

,

Centex

(CTX)

,

Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report

and

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

were all lower.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

was tumbling 21 cents, or 0.9%, to $23.47. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

lost 8 cents, or 0.3%, to $23.81.