In trading on Monday, the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund ETF (AMEX:FBT) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.6% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB), up about 4.2% and shares of Intermune (ITMN), up about 3.8% on the day.
And underperforming other ETFs today is the Gold Miners ETF (AMEX:GDX), off about 2.2% in Monday afternoon trading. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing on Monday were shares of McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX), lower by about 11.2%, and shares of New Gold (AMEX:NGD), lower by about 6.7% on the day.
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