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Here are today's top and bottom performing Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)...

Top Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) = +0.84 percent
  • Utilities HOLDRS (UTH) = +0.52 percent
  • Telecom HOLDRS (TTH) = +0.51 percent
  • Biotech HOLDRS (BBH) = +0.49 percent
  • iShares DJ US Utilities (IDU) = +0.48 percent
  • iShares DJ US Telecom (IYZ) = +0.30 percent
  • iShares GS Software Index (IGV) = +0.28 percent
  • iShares GS Natural Resource (IGE) = +0.26 percent

Bottom Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) = -0.36 percent
  • Semiconductor HOLDRS (SMH) = -0.44 percent
  • iShares GS Semiconductor (IGW) = -0.46 percent
  • Oil Service HOLDRS (OIH) = -0.49 percent
  • iShares DJ Transportation Average (IYT) = -0.57 percent
  • iShares DJ Select Dividend Index (DVY) = -0.95 percent
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) = -1.04 percent
  • iShares DJ US Basic Materials (IYM) = -1.18 percent

Ideally I would have posted this before the close but even now I thought it was still worth noting as a good perspective on today's action...For the most part, there was little upside leadership as most groups drifted. On the downside, we see some slight in the materials groups.

Note: If you are not familiar with ETFs, make sure you read the Education and FAQ sections in our ETF center.

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At the Close

by 6/20/2005 4:14 PM
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Here's the SPX action into the close...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

Sorry for the lag on posts in the last hour, I was called into a meeting, which of course, ran long. It looks like I missed a bit of an afternoon rally as the SPX popped into positive territory. However, this strength was short-lived and the SPX slid back to breakeven at the close...


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Dull Action

by 6/20/2005 2:22 PM
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I have been scanning the market and looking for points of interest...and so far I have found little to talk about as the action is about as dull as I can remember.

One of the few things that did stand out comes from the new high list which looks like a "who's-who" of oil related stocks. Of particular interest to me is Quicksilver Resources (KWK) which I have been following for some time and last looked at earlier this month...

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Index Check

by 6/20/2005 1:45 PM
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The day is slowly slipping away from me so I thought I should check in and see where the major indices stand...

The broad market indices remain weak...but as was the case earlier...the losses remain muted. Early morning strength in gold and oil related stocks has faded. The HUI is near its lows for the session while the XOI and OSX have bounced off their worst levels of the day. Housing stocks are pulling back from Friday's new high. The HGX has now "filled" Friday morning's gap higher...


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Must Read

by 6/20/2005 1:24 PM
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On Friday I touched on 3M (MMM) after I saw an optimistic article on the stock....Today, Bernie follows up with an in-depth look at MMM in his column - "Beating the Bandwagon?".

And if you aren't interested in 3M you still might want to check out the article for what he has to say about Ford Motor (F). A few of you have asked me about Ford and this is your chance to see Bernie's thoughts directly...

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