Bundled securities tracking the semiconductor sector were among the best performers Monday following a 2.3% advance in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Sector Index.


iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was recently up 2.3% to $55.50, the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was adding 2.2% to $31.28, the

SPDR Semiconductor

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was gaining 2.2% to $43.43 and the

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

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ETF was higher by 2% to $15.64.

Declining crude prices crushed energy-related ETFs, following


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disclosure late Friday that it would continue oil production from the western side of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay field.


PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services

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was lower by 2.4% to $19.32, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

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was falling 2.3% to $49.37 and the

Oil Services HOLDRs

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ETF was off 1.8% to $135.22.

Meanwhile, ETFs tracking transportation were higher thanks to oil's decline. The

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average

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was adding nearly 1% to $74.90.

ETFs related to gold were also among the day's decliners, as a halt to the fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants took effect, bringing a cessation to a month of combat. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was recently down 38 cents, or 0.6%, to $62.33, and the

iShares Comex Gold

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ETF was lower by 39 cents, or 0.6%, to $62.41.

ETFs tracking health care services were edging higher after



said it's exploring options that could include the spinoff or sale of its surgery center and outpatient rehabilitation divisions, sending the stock 10% higher.


Health Care Select Sector SPDR

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was gaining 17 cents, or 0.5%, to $31.73, and the

Vanguard Health Care VIPERs

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ETF was tacking on 30 cents, or 0.6%, to $54.11.