Bundled securities tracking energy exploration were among Tuesday's big winners, as the January crude contract rose 53 cents to $60.85 a barrel. Other energy contracts were trading higher, as well.
SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
ETF was gaining 1.7% to $39.45. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
ETF was higher by 1.6% to $45.63, and the
Energy Select Sector SPDR
ETF was adding 1.2% to $57.96.
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was also higher, tacking on 0.5%. Holding
rose 4.1%, boosting the ETF by 21 cents to $41.72.
ETFs related to metals were mixed as gold futures fell $3.30 to close at $637.30 an ounce and silver climbed 13 cents to $13.62 an ounce.
iShares Silver Trust
ETF was recently up 0.9% to $136.13. The
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was losing 0.3% to $39.82. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was lower by 0.6% to $63.32, and the
SPDR Metals & Mining
ETF was off 0.6% to $49.33.
Semiconductor-related ETFs were among the worst performers. Among individual names,
was lower by 3.5%,
was losing 1.8%, and
was down 1%.
was edging lower by 1.2% to $34.22. The
was recently down 0.9% to $49.91. The
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was off 0.5% to $61.95, and the
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors
ETF was giving back 0.4% to $17.26.