NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's Daily ETF Winners and Losers. Be sure to stop by each day to get a feel of what's rising and what's falling when it comes to ETFs.
SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE) 2.8%
The financial sector has led the market today with regional banks continuing to pull ahead of Wall Street giants. KRE has scored some of the strongest gains in the industry as a number of its top holdings reached new 52-week highs.
Investors should keep an eye on KRE and regional banks, with earnings only a few weeks away.iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors (ICF) 1.8% ICF has seen some impressive gains today thanks to a strong pending home sales report from the National Association of Realtors that broadly lifted the real estate sector (except for homebuilders, see below). Deals signed but not completed surged 8% in February, the sharpest jump since 2001. Sales should continue to recover into the near future as first-time homebuyers attempt to take advantage of the expiring tax credit.