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Apple, Airlines Get Buffett Boost, But Dow ETF Turns Negative

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U.S. Global Jets ( JETS ) rose to a new high Tuesday as American Airlines ( AAL ) and United Continental ( UAL ) soared more than 5% each.

The ETF sailed past a 29.67 buy point of a cup with handle and remains in buy range. It advanced 18% the last time it broke out from a cup base in early November.

American, which raised Q2 unit revenue and pretax margin forecasts , is just shy of a 47.49 buy point. United on Monday reported strong April traffic figures; shares cleared a 76.90 entry en route to a new high. Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) is a big holder of airline stocks.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust ( DIA ) turned slightly negative despite a new high from Apple ( AAPL ).

The iPhone maker hit another new high as it rose nearly 1%. Buffett raised his company's Apple stake in Q1, according to a Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) regulatory filing.

U.S. and emerging markets ETFs scored gains, while oil and gold funds underperformed.

Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bull 3X Shares (EDC) gapped up and rose 4%, surging back above a 78.85 base-on-base buy point. It gained 13% between the two bases.

IShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) added 1.3%. The ETF has about 25% of assets in China, with Alibaba (BABA) as one of the top 10 holdings. The Chinese online retail giant was up more than 2% as it neared its all-time highs.

ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) gained 1% to a record best. It's extended from a mid-April bounce off the 50-day moving average. PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) climbed 0.3%.

Among sector funds, gold and oil plays underperformed, though gold ETFs pared earlier losses. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) and VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) were down 1.2% and 0.7% respectively, while VanEck Vectors Oil Services (OIH) and SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (XOP) lost about 1% each.

West Texas intermediate crude prices slid 1% to below $46 a barrel; gold futures fell 0.8% to $1,217.90 an ounce. In the commodity space, SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), iShares Gold Trust (IAU) and United States Oil Fund (USO) dipped more than 0.8% each.

On the upside, SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) and iShares U.S. Home Construction (ITB) both rose more than 1%.

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