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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking housing were among the worst performers Wednesday.

Housing-related exchange-traded funds were among the worst decliners of Wednesday's session, after more bad news about the housing market.

The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index dropped 12.2% in July to a reading of 89.9, providing the latest evidence that the slowdown in housing is continuing. Over the last year, the index has fallen 16.1%.

Following the release, the Philadelphia Housing Sector Index slid 1.7%.

D.R. Horton

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,

Hovnanian

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,

Lennar

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and

Pulte Homes

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were all down 3.1% or more.

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iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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was losing 87 cents, or 3.6%, to $23.28. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

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was down 93 cents, or 3.7%, to $24.38.

Bundled securities tracking real estate were also losing ground following the report on pending home sales.

Vornado Realty Trust

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,

Simon Property Group

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and

Kimco Realty

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were all lower by 2% or more.

The

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

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was falling $2.19, or 4.8%, to $43.50. The

SPDR Dow Jones Wilshire International Real Estate

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was down $1.54, or 2.5%, to $61.04. The

WisdomTree International Real Estate

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ETF was off by $1, or 2%, to $48.70.

Retail ETFs also were tumbling on the backs of several holdings.

Costco

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, which missed analysts expectations for August same-store sales, dropped 5%.

Target

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,

Lowe's

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,

Macy's

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and

Kroger

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were all down 2% or more.

The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

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was shedding 42 cents, or 2.3%, to $17.84. The

Retail HOLDRS

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was lower by $2.11, or 2.1%, to $98.84. The

SPDR S&P Retail

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was down 89 cents, or 2.3%, to $38.73.

On the other hand, Treasury-related ETFs were among few winners of the day. Recently, the 10-year note was up 16/32 in price, cutting the yield to 4.48%. The 30-year bond was adding 26/32 in price, yielding 4.78%.

The

Vanguard Long-Term Bond

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was up 59 cents, or 0.8%, to $74.93. The

iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond

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was gaining 62 cents, or 0.7%, to $89.18. The

iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond

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was adding 63 cents, or 0.6%, to $101.46.