NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Despite market gains on Monday, ETFs tracking homebuilder companies remained under pressure following data that showed that homebuilder sentiment had touched a 15-month low. The iShares Dow Jones Home Construction ( ITB) slid 0.8% on Monday, while the SPDR S&P Home Builders ETF ( XHB) declined 0.3%. The former's portfolio has a heavier weight in Lennar ( LEN), Pulte ( PHM) and Toll Brothers ( TOL). Gold prices sank on weak economic numbers, causing gold stocks, a riskier investment, to slide further. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF ( GDX) shed 2.1%. Global X Silver Miners ETF ( SIL) was down 2.6%. The SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD) which tracks the physical commodity declined by a lower 0.8%. ETFs tracking oil equipment and services majors rose following Halliburton's ( HAL) earnings beat. The Oil Service HOLDRS ( OIH) rose 2.2%. The iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equipment Index ( IEZ) surged 2.6% as investors turned bullish on its top holdings. Schlumberger ( SLB), which accounts for 22% of its portfolio spiked 4.3% on Monday and Halliburton, which holds a 10% weight, ended up 6%. The United States Oil Fund ( USO) rose 0.9% as oil prices climbed higher. Financial ETFs pared losses as stocks rose higher towards the market close. The SPDR KBW Bank Index ( KBE) closed 0.3% lower, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ( XLF) fell 0.1%. -- Reported by Shanthi Venkataraman in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.