Major stock index ETFs fell early Tuesday, pulled lower by weak Chinese factory data and a retreat by European stocks.
Gold prices opened higher but reversed lower.
"A feature in the marketplace is the rally in gold prices to a 15-month high this week," said Kitco senior technical analyst Jim Wyckoff. "News reports said Monday's price action saw the largest daily money inflow to the gold ETF, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ), in five years."
IShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ( TLT ) was up 1.54%. It carries an IBD Relative Strength Rating of 60, higher than SPDR S&P 500's ( SPY ) 55 and PowerShares QQQ's ( QQQ ) 38. The rating measures performance over the past 12 months relative to all other stocks and ETFs tracked by IBD.
The broader iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF ( AGG ) was up 0.3%.
11 Bellwether ETFs
Here's a look at how the major exchange-traded funds tracking various asset classes were performing today.
Following daily ETF market action can be key to successful investing:
SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ), -0.9%, RS 55
PowerShares QQQ ( QQQ ), -0.9%, RS 38
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA ), -0.9%, RS 63
IShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ( IJH ), -1.3%, RS 63
IShares Russell 2000 ( IWM ), -1.4%, RS 51
IShares MSCI EAFE ( EFA ), -1.3%, RS 38
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ( VWO ), -2.2%, RS 41
SPDR Gold Shares ( GLD ), +0.4%, RS 85
IShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ( AGG ), +0.3%, RS 51
PowerShares DB U.S.$ Bullish ( UUP ), -0.1%, RS 28
IPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ( VXX ), +4.2%, RS 11
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