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Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Housing funds lead the way Tuesday, thanks to gains in the sector.

Housing-related exchange-traded funds were the best performers of Tuesday's session, thanks to huge gains in individual names.

Among housing concerns,

D.R. Horton

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was higher by 3.9%,

Beazer Homes

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was climbing 3.4%,

Toll Brothers

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added 3.9% and

Pulte Homes

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was up 3.6%.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was recently adding 98 cents, or 2.6%, at $37.68. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was up 84 cents, or 2.3%, to $35.79.


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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

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was adding 2.1% to $26.28, the

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ETF was up 1.8% at $27.15 and the

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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

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ETF was off 48 cents, or 0.9%, to $50.34. The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index

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was losing 41 cents, or 1.1%, to $36.78. The

PowerShares DB Oil

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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

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ETF was losing 2.4% to $26.84. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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slipped 0.9% to $39.10. The

iShares Silver Trust

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was down 1% to $128.90.