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Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Foreign-market-related funds rise with a rebound in overseas markets.

Foreign-market-related exchange-traded funds were among the best ETF performers Tuesday as overseas bourses bounced after several losing sessions.

Tokyo's Nikkei rose 1.2%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 2.1%, and China's Shanghai and Shenzhen 300 climbed nearly 2%. European markets were also rising.


iShares MSCI Malaysia Index

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ETF was climbing 5.7% to $9.51. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

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was recently up 4% to $95.31. The

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock

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ETF was rising 3.2% to $73.37. The

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

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was higher by 3.1% to $108.59.

ETFs tracking metals and mining were also rebounding Tuesday. Gold was recently higher by $4.90 to $644.10 an ounce, and silver was tacking on 13.5 cents to $12.88 an ounce.


Market Vectors Gold Miners

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ETF was gaining 2.6% to $37.87. The

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

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ETF was adding 2.3% to $52.01. The

iShares Silver Trust

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was higher by 2.2% to $128.25.

Semiconductor-related ETFs were also higher. Among individual stock names,

Taiwan Semiconductor

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was adding 2.6%,


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was higher by 2%, and

Texas Instruments

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was recently up 1.7%.

Those chip ETFs getting a lift were the

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

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, which was rising 2.1% to $17.79; the

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


, up 1.9% to $60.71; the

SPDR Semiconductor

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ETF, adding 1.8% to $49.74; and the

Semiconductors HOLDRs

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ETF, which was higher by 1.4% to $33.83.


First Trust Amex Biotech Index

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was one of the session's few losers. Holding



was dropping more than 20% after the company said late Monday that a phase III clinical trial for its Actimmune pulmonary drug showed poor results. The ETF was lower by 7 cents, or 0.3%, to $22.12.