Bundled securities tracking energy were the top performers Tuesday as crude oil surged $2.60 to $56.61 a barrel.

The iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil ( OIL) ETF was recently up 5.2% to $34.86, and the United States Oil ( USO) ETF was adding 5.1% to $47.26.

The Oil Services HOLDRs ( OIH) was higher by 2.7% to $135.30.

Exchange-traded funds following metals and mining were also among the advancers. Gold finished the session with a gain of $1 to $644.20 an ounce, and silver jumped 12 cents to $13.37 an ounce.

The SPDR Metals & Mining ( XME) ETF was gaining 2.3% to $52.34. The iShares Silver Trust ( SLV) was higher by 1.3% to $132.95. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX) ETF was tacking on 1% to $38.92, and the streetTRACKS Gold Shares ( GLD) ETF was up 0.3% to $63.96.

Retail-related ETFs were among few decliners of the day, pressured by rising crude costs. The PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR) ETF was giving back 0.3% to $20.27. The Retail HOLDRs ( RTH) was lower by 0.3% to $101.55. The SPDR Retail ( XRT) ETF was off 0.3% to $41.49.

The Software HOLDRs ( SWH) lost 0.4% as holding Intuit ( INTU) slumped 1.5%. The ETF was lower by 16 cents to $39.76.