Housing-related exchange-traded funds were the best performers of Tuesday's session, thanks to huge gains in individual names.
Among housing concerns,
was higher by 3.9%,
was climbing 3.4%,
added 3.9% and
was up 3.6%.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently adding 98 cents, or 2.6%, at $37.68. The
ETF was up 84 cents, or 2.3%, to $35.79.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF was also among the winners of the day as holding
rose 3.6%. The ETF was recently higher by 3 cents, or 1.3%, to $2.22.
Many ETFs in the HealthShares family were also higher. The
was adding 2.1% to $26.28, the
ETF was up 1.8% at $27.15 and the
ETF was edging higher by 1.1% at $30.05.
On the losing side, bundled securities tracking the energy sector were among the biggest decliners. Recently, crude oil was retreating by 77 cents to $65.50 a barrel.
United States Oil
ETF was off 48 cents, or 0.9%, to $50.34. The
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index
was losing 41 cents, or 1.1%, to $36.78. The
PowerShares DB Oil
ETF eased by 26 cents, or 1%, to $26.52.
ETFs tracking silver and gold were also among the worst performers. Silver futures dipped 12 cents to $12.96 an ounce. Gold futures was falling $1.90 to $661.90 an ounce.
PowerShares DB Base Metals
ETF was losing 2.4% to $26.84. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
slipped 0.9% to $39.10. The
iShares Silver Trust
was down 1% to $128.90.