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Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking the tech sector are higher on the backs of semiconductor and Internet names.

Tech-related exchange-traded funds were trading up Tuesday, as big gains in semiconductor and Internet names led the broader market higher.

Among individual names,



surged 5% after Bear Stearns named the search engine one of its top picks. Elsewhere,

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Texas Instruments

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Applied Materials

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were all higher by 2% or more.


Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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was higher by $3.10, or 3.6%, to $89.79. The

Internet HOLDRS


was adding $1.56, or 2.6%, to $60.46. The

Semiconductor HOLDRS

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rose 87 cents, or 2.3%, to $38.76. The

Ultra Technology ProShares

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was up $1.69, or 2.1%, to $82.49.

Bundled securities tracking the energy sector were also on the rise as Hurricane Felix was churning about 65 miles off the coast of Nicaragua and was set to make landfall as a category 5 storm. Meanwhile, tropical storm Henriette strengthened into a hurricane on the western side of Mexico. The October front-month crude contract was rising 71 cents at $74.75 a barrel.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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was rising $3.92, or 4.1%, to $100.21. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

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was up $1.03, or 2.4%, to $44.14. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

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was adding $1.38, or 2.5%, to $55.82.

On the other hand, Treasury-related ETFs were declining as investors pulled out of bonds and moved money into equities. Recently, the 10-year note was down 3/32 in price, raising the yield to 4.56%. The 30-year bond was off 5/32 in price, yielding 4.84%.


SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS


was down 59 cents, or 1.2%, to $48.34. The

SPDR Lehman Long-Term Treasury


was off 55 cents, or 1.1%, to $51.26. The

SPDR Lehman Intermediate-Term Treasury


was losing 41 cents, or 0.8%, to $53.52.


Retail HOLDRs

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was also lower as

Home Depot

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dropped 5% after the home repair retailer said it would spend $10.7 billion to buy back stock. The ETF was down 83 cents, or 0.8%, $101.12.