This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Don Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

It was a down week for the index after Friday's energy and transportation led a decline. Disappointing earnings from railroads spooked the market, despite Amazon's (AMZN) impressive earnings. The S&P 500 Index finished the week with a 0.7% loss.

Dick Bove caused a bit of a stir Wednesday after he made positive comments on Wells Fargo (WFC) in the morning, only to reverse them in the afternoon, sending WFC down more than 5% on the day and triggering a market-wide sell-off. Still, when the dust was settled, the gains in the winners outstripped the losses in the losers.


Claymore/AlphaShares China Real Estate (TAO) +6.0%

There were some reasons to think Chinese real estate firms would underperform, given a string of less than stellar IPOs, but a successful IPO of China Real Estate Information (CRIC) on Friday and the 7% increase in the offering size of the pending Hong Kong IPO of Evergrande, a Chinese developer, suggests that some demand has come back into the market.

PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) +7.7%

iPath Copper Total Return ETN (JJC) +6.5%

Industrial metals picked up thanks to positive economic data. Dr. Copper is said to have the best forecasting ability of any economist, and he's grown more bullish in October, after turning a bit bearish in September.

iPath Grains Total Return (JJG) +7.0%

PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA) +1.7%

Last week, DBA was a winner for the week as short-covering lifted grains, but this week JJG was the winner, with DBA's mild gain unimpressive and included only for comparison. JJG has nearly half the portfolio in soybeans, almost one-third in corn, and less than one-quarter in wheat. Corn and soybeans spiked this week and the more concentrated JJG benefited.


1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
WRC $0.00 0.00%
DBB $15.34 0.00%
GDX $19.07 0.00%
JJC $33.70 0.00%
JJG $35.63 -0.06%


DOW 17,678.23 -40.31 -0.23%
S&P 500 2,056.15 -4.90 -0.24%
NASDAQ 4,863.3620 -13.1570 -0.27%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs