Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Utilities funds are performing well.
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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.

The

iShares Comex Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get Report

ETF was adding 2.2% to $61.43, and the

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GLD) - Get Report

ETF was up 1.9% to $61.37. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

ETF gained 1.6% to $124.64, while the

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

ETF rose 0.4% to $38.11.

Utilities funds were also performing well as

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

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

The

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

ETF was gaining 0.9% to $130.26. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(XLU) - Get Report

was adding 0.7% to $36.05.

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

Nvidia

(NVDA) - Get Report

sank 7.6%,

Atmel Corp.

(ATML)

dropped 5.6% and

Fairchild Semiconductor

(FCS)

was lower by 2.3%.

The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

ETF was losing 2.2% to $16.68. The

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

was down 1.7% to $48.04, and the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

was falling by 1.6% to $33.47.

The

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

(IIH)

exchange-traded fund was also declining, after holding

BEA Systems

(BEAS)

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