Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities following the energy sector rise.
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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.

The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil

(OIL) - Get Report

ETF was recently up 1.8% to $37.60. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

ETF was adding 1.8% to $51.21. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

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.

The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

ETF was gaining 1% to $38.44. The

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

ETF was adding 0.9% to $53.18. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was higher by 0.3% to $129.29.

The

Telecom HOLDRs

(TTH)

was one of the session's biggest losers. Holdings

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

and

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

were losing 1.5%. The ETF was lower by 37 cents, or 1%, to $35.09.

Also among decliners, the

Software HOLDRs

(SWH)

was lower as

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

,

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

and

Intuit

(INTU) - Get Report

slid by 1.3% or more. The ETF was lower by 35 cents, or 0.9%, to $38.