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Dion's Tuesday ETF Winners and Losers

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 who's winning and who's losing when it comes to ETFs.

Winners

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN (SGG) 5.8%

Sugar prices have taken a beating over the past few months, dragging investors in SGG along for the ride. Today, however, the soft commodity caught a break as investors bet that supplies would tighten and Asian importers saw renewed demand for the sweetener.

SGG appears to show signs of bottoming. However, I would still urge investors to use caution when playing sugar. It will likely remain volatile in the near future.

PowerShares DB Base Metals ETF (DBB) 1.7%

Whereas base metals were among the biggest losers on Monday, on Tuesday, these materials are surging. Leading the pack higher in early trading was copper. Reflecting this strength, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Subindex ETN (JJC) is up 1.8%.

First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index ETF (FCG) 1.8%

Natural gas producers are scoring gains today as futures prices rise to 10-week highs. Recently, the troubled United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) has been on a tear, breaking above its 50-day moving average.

In the past I have warned against playing the natural gas industry with UNG and continue to stand by this call. FCG or the JP Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN ( AMJ ) is a better play on the fuel.

Losers

iShares Dow Jones US Regional Banks Index Fund (IAT) -3.2%

IAT spent a good part of the first half of 2010 well above its 50-day moving average. However, in May the fund has returned to this level as the broad financial industry remains under Washington scrutiny.

Pressuring IAT on Tuesday are Deutsche Bank (DB) downgrades for two top regional banks, BB&T (BBT) and US Bancorp (USB). Together, these two firms account for more than a quarter of the fund's total portfolio.

Investors looking for a less top-heavy play on the regional banking industry should look to the SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE). It's down 2.5% today.

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