Bundled securities following the energy sector were among the best performers of Wednesday's session.
The front-month April oil contract was recently higher by $1.07 to $61.76 a barrel. The push higher follows a report from the Energy Department that said crude inventories fell by 4.8 million barrels last week. Gasoline supplies fell by 3.8 million barrels, while distillate stocks slipped by 1.3 million barrels.
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil
ETF was recently up 1.8% to $37.60. The
United States Oil
ETF was adding 1.8% to $51.21. The
Oil Services HOLDRs
ETF was gaining 1.8% to $137.76.
ETFs tracking metals and mining were also on the rise. Gold was recently higher by $3.90 to $650.10 an ounce, and silver was tacking on 7 cents to $13.06 an ounce.
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was gaining 1% to $38.44. The
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining
ETF was adding 0.9% to $53.18. The
iShares Silver Trust
was higher by 0.3% to $129.29.
was one of the session's biggest losers. Holdings
were losing 1.5%. The ETF was lower by 37 cents, or 1%, to $35.09.
Also among decliners, the
was lower as
slid by 1.3% or more. The ETF was lower by 35 cents, or 0.9%, to $38.