Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Chip funds are again stronger.
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Bundled securities tracking the semiconductor sector were among the best performers again following a 3.4% run-up in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Sector Index. Surging 6.5% was

Marvell Technology

(MRVL) - Get Report



PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 3.3% to $16, the

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


was recently up 2.8% to $56.53, the

SPDR Semiconductor

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was gaining 2.8% to $44.34, and the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was adding 2.4% to $31.92.


Software HOLDRs


ETF was another strong performer after major holding


(CA) - Get Report

rose. The Software HOLDRs ETF was gaining $1.02, or 3%, to $35.52.

ETFs tracking homebuilders and retailers were higher after

Home Depot

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beat the Thomson First Call average estimates for second-quarter earnings and revenue.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was gaining 80 cents, or 2.4%, to $33.80, and the

Retail HOLDRs

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ETF was rising by $1.09, or 1.2%, to $92.83.

Another decline in crude prices failed to hurt energy-related ETFs. The

PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services

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was higher by 1.1% to $19.48, and the

Oil Services HOLDRs

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ETF was up 0.8% to $135.92.

Meanwhile, ETFs related to gold were among the day's decliners, as gold futures dropped $6.50 to $632.80 an ounce. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

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ETF was recently down 37 cents, or 0.6%, to $61.88, and the

iShares Comex Gold

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ETF was recently lower by 28 cents, or 0.5%, to $62.