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Wednesdays' ETF Winners & Losers

Asian market-related funds were among Wednesday's top performers.

Updated from 2:55 p.m. EDT with new stock prices

Exchange-traded funds tracking Asian stocks were the best performers of Thursday's session, as several holdings rallied during U.S. trading.

Earlier, a 9% drop on the Bombay Sensitive Index, or Sensex, pressured Asian markets before recovering near the end of the trading session.

Several Asia-related stocks snapped higher during the trading day in the U.S. after Asian markets closed. Recently,

Aluminum Corp. of China

(ACH) - Get Report

,

PetroChina

(PTR) - Get Report

and

China Life Insurance

(LFC) - Get Report

all jumped more than 10%.

The

SPDR S&P China

(GXC) - Get Report

was up $10.09, or 9.83%, to $112.69. The

iShares FTSE/Xinhau China 25 Index

(FXI) - Get Report

was rising $19.16, or 9.63%, to $218.20. The

PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China

(PGJ) - Get Report

was gaining $2.87, or 8.03%, to $38.61. The

SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific

(GMF) - Get Report

added $ 3.79, or 4.05%, to $97.26.

ETFs tracking the chip sector were also gaining ground after

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

handily beat third-quarter estimates and raised its outlook for the year.

The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

(USD) - Get Report

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rose $4.41, or 5.13%, to $90.39. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

was up 35 cents, or 1.89%, to $18.86. The

iShares S&P GSTI Semiconductor

(IGW)

advanced $1.29, or 1.92%, to $68.51.

Elsewhere, an earnings beat by

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

boosted the

Internet HOLDRs

(HHH)

, which was rising $2.22, or 3.43%, to $67.00.

On the other hand, real estate-related ETFs were among the worst decliners. Among individual names,

Equity Residential

(EQR) - Get Report

,

General Growth Properties

(GGP)

and

Kimco Realty

(KIM) - Get Report

slid around 1%.

The

First Trust S&P REIT

(FRI) - Get Report

ETF was losing 52 cents, or 2.72%, to $18.59. The

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get Report

was down 27 cents, or 0.57%, to $46.94. The

Dow Jones Wilshire REIT

(RWR) - Get Report

ETF was off 27 cents, or 0.33%, to $81.42.