Oil-related exchange-traded funds were the only winners of Friday's session, as the February crude contract stopped a sharp selloff and added 50 cents to $56.09 a barrel.

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index ( IEO) ETF was gaining 1% to $45.78. The SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ( XES) ETF was recently up 0.7% to $27.54. The Oil Services HOLDRs ( OIH) was tacking on 0.4% to $130.57.

On the other hand, ETFs tracking precious metals were among the worst decliners as gold and silver futures both finished with heavy losses. The iShares Silver Trust ( SLV) ETF was lower by 3.5% to $121.38. The streetTRACKS Gold Shares ( GLD) ETF was off by 2.5% to $60.08. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX) ETF was losing 1.8% to $37.06.

The Broadband HOLDRs ( BDH) was also one of Friday's losers. One of its holdings, Motorola ( MOT), dropped 8% after saying the quarter's results will be well below analysts' expectations, sinking the ETF by 48 cents, or 3%, to $15.62.

Bundled securities tracking chip stocks also fell. Among individual names, Nvidia ( NVDA) was down 6.5%, Broadcom ( BRCM) was giving back 4.5%, and National Semiconductor ( NSM) was losing 3%.

The PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI) ETF was recently down 2.1% to $17.20. The SPDR Semiconductor ( XSD) ETF was falling by 2% to $49.11. The iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor ( IGW) was shedding 2% to $60.79. The Semiconductor HOLDRs ( SMH) was lower by 0.9% to $33.90.