NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are this week's ETF winners and losers.
iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 6.3%
Silver prices rallied this week, powering the physically backed SLV to strong gains this week. Silver is used extensively in the industrial world, but investors also turn to it sometimes as a safe haven, like gold.
Speaking of gold, Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) managed to score gains this week as well.ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) 6.1% In the world of precious metals, palladium was another big winner, with ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) pocketing strong gains. Looking to next week, investors looking to invest in this white metal will want to keep a close watch on auto sales numbers scheduled to be released. Both palladium and platinum are used in the production of catalytic converters. Investors can track price movements in platinum using the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT). iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (THD) 1.6% After suffering through a weak start to the week, the Thailand ETF staged an impressive comeback, leading it back into positive territory by Friday. This week marks the second in a row in which THD has landed on my weekly list of winners. Throughout this summer, this Southeast Asian nation-focused ETF's rally has been impressive, resulting in a new all-time high. > > Bull or Bear? Vote in Our Poll