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Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds focused on health care were among the day's top performers.

Health care-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers of Tuesday's session, thanks to an upswing in several biotech and medical device manufacturer stocks.


Biotech HOLDRs

(BBH) - Get VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF Report

was higher by 1.1%. Among its holdings,



was rising 2.3%,


(AMGN) - Get Amgen Inc. Report

gained 1.4%, and

Gilead Sciences

(GILD) - Get Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Report

tacked on 1%.

Recently, the Biotech HOLDRs was higher by $2.12 to $189.27.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices

(IHI) - Get iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF Report

was also higher, thanks to gains of 2% or more in holdings

St. Jude Medical



Boston Scientific

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(MDT) - Get Medtronic Plc (MDT) Report


The ETF was gaining 41 cents, or 0.8%, to $54.87.

On the losing side, the

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs


slid more than 2%. Among its holdings,

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BEA Systems


was slumping 3.8%,

Akamai Technologies

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was losing 2.6%, and


(VRSN) - Get VeriSign, Inc. Report

was down 1.9%.

The Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs ETF was recently falling 11 cents, or 2.2%, to $4.97.

Other Internet names were suffering.



fell 2.3%, and



was shedding 0.5%. Both holdings combined to sink the

B2B Internet HOLDRs


, which was recently down 3 cents, or 1.5%, to $2.

ETFs tracking silver and gold were also lower. Silver futures dropped 20 cents to $13.37 an ounce. Gold futures lost $6.20 to close at $677.30 an ounce


iShares Silver Trust

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was shedding 1.4% to $131.45. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

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eased 1.2% to $39.09. The

PowerShares DB Silver

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ETF was recently down 1.2% to $26.09. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was off 0.6% to $66.71.