ETFs related to retailers were the best performers Tuesday after
said same-store sales were up 16% for September. In addition, Kohl's raised its third-quarter earnings guidance to a range ahead of estimates.
PowerShares Dynamic Retail
ETF was higher recently by 35 cents, or 2%, to $18.29. The
was rising by $1.18, or 1.2%, to $97.69.
In addition, the
ETF gained thanks to advances in holdings
. The ETF was higher by 66 cents, or 1.4%, to $48.43.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF climbed, as holding
jumped 3.6%. The B2B Internet HOLDRs was tacking on 3 cents, or 1.3%, to $2.28.
On the downside, ETFs related to both energy and commodities were crushed. Crude prices plunged $2.35 to $58.68 a barrel. Also, Lehman Brothers downgraded the oil and gas sector to negative, and Merrill Lynch cut the energy sector to underweight. Elsewhere, gold was tumbling by $15.60 to $587.70 an ounce, and silver was losing 44 cents to $11.20 an ounce.
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was dropping $1.59, or 4.5%, to $34.14. The
iShares Silver Trust
ETF was giving back $5.11, or 4.5%, to $109.24. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was recently down $1.76, or 3%, to $57.39.
PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services
ETF was losing 4% to $17.44. The
Oil Services HOLDRs
ETF was falling by 3.5% to $121.76. The
SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ETF was lower by 3.3% to $25.32.