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Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors (ICF) -6.8%

REITs were down across the board. A list of the worst performers this past week is dominated by REITs at the bottom. Retail shares had the worst showing.

Even without their internal problems, REITs were leaders in the late-summer rally, and that's reason enough for them to lead the sell-off.

iPath Crude Oil Total Return (OIL) -8.8%

PowerShares DB Oil (DBO) -7.6%

United States Oil (USO) -8.4%

Oil tanked this week on higher inventory. The gap between crude oil inventory expectations and reality was about 5 million barrels, as inventories climbed more than 2 million barrels. Gasoline inventories rose by more than 5 million barrels, to a level well above the start of driving season this year.

iShares Mexico (EWW) -5.3%

American Movil (AMX) and Cemex (CX) both fell about 5% last week, and they combine for 30% of EWW's assets (25% for AMX and 5% for CX). Cemex sold $1.8 billion worth of shares this week. The stock fell ahead of the news and then recovered.

Don Dion is president and founder of Dion Money Management, a fee-based investment advisory firm to affluent individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, where he is responsible for setting investment policy, creating custom portfolios and overseeing the performance of client accounts. Founded in 1996 and based in Williamstown, Mass., Dion Money Management manages assets for clients in 49 states and 11 countries. Dion is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Maine and has more than 25 years' experience working in the financial markets, having founded and run two publicly traded companies before establishing Dion Money Management.

Dion also is publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provides to a broad range of investors his commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. With more than 100,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 29 other countries, Fidelity Independent Adviser publishes six monthly newsletters and three weekly newsletters. Its flagship publication, Fidelity Independent Adviser, has been published monthly for 11 years and reaches 40,000 subscribers.
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