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Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Homebuilders are among the best performers.

Exchange-traded funds tracking homebuilders were among the best performers of Tuesday's session after

Toll Brothers

(TOL)

indicated it believes the worst of the housing sector's softness is over.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB)

ETF was higher by 2.6% at $43.27. The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB)

ETF was adding 2.2% to $38.02. The

PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction

(PKB)

ETF was tacking on 1.2% to $16.78.

The

Broadband HOLDRs

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(BDH)

ETF was also one of the winners, as

Nortel

(NT)

,

Corning

(GLW)

and

Qualcomm

(QCOM)

were higher by 3.7% or more.

The Broadband HOLDRs ETF was recently adding 38 cents, or 2.4%, to $16.32.

On the flip side, ETFs related to metals were lower as both gold and silver futures finished with losses. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV)

ETF was recently down 2.2% to $137.77. The

Market Vector Gold Miners

(GDX)

ETF was lower by 1.1% to $41.62. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD)

ETF was off by 0.6% to $63.71.

Also among losers, the

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

(IIH)

ETF was lower by 0.7% due to holding

BEA Systems

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. The stock fell 1.8% after the company said it would restate financial results due to a stock options grant probe. The ETF was down by 25 cents to $13.76.