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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Utilities funds are performing well.

Bundled securities tracking commodities were the top performers Wednesday, as gold futures rose $12.50 to close at $619.30 an ounce, and silver added 20.5 cents to $12.47 an ounce.


iShares Comex Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

ETF was adding 2.2% to $61.43, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get SPDR Gold Shares Report

ETF was up 1.9% to $61.37. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report

ETF gained 1.6% to $124.64, while the

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get VanEck Gold Miners ETF Report

ETF rose 0.4% to $38.11.

Utilities funds were also performing well as

Dominion Resources

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(D) - Get Dominion Energy Inc Report

rose 3.2%. The company announced it will pursue the sale of its oil and natural gas exploration assets.


Utilities HOLDRs


ETF was gaining 0.9% to $130.26. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(XLU) - Get Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund Report

was adding 0.7% to $36.05.

On the flipside, semiconductor-related ETFs were suffering. Among individual names,


(NVDA) - Get NVIDIA Corporation Report

sank 7.6%,

Atmel Corp.


dropped 5.6% and

Fairchild Semiconductor


was lower by 2.3%.


PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF Report

ETF was losing 2.2% to $16.68. The

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF Report

was down 1.7% to $48.04, and the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get VanEck Semiconductor ETF Report

was falling by 1.6% to $33.47.


Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs


exchange-traded fund was also declining, after holding

BEA Systems


tumbled 5.7%. The ETF was lower by 12 cents, or 2.2%, to $5.33.