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Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

Investors interested in the platinum group of metals will want to keep a close watch on the auto and truck sales numbers slated to be released on Tuesday. Due to their extensive use in the production of catalytic converters, PALL and the platinum-linked ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT) tend to move in correlation to the automotive industry.

Guggenheim Airline ETF (FAA) -6.3%

The fear of rising fuel costs weighed heavily on the airline industry resulting in a steep tumble for the FAA.

In the past, I have warned long-term investors that FAA is a dangerously top-heavy fund. Together, Southwest (LUV), United Continental (UAL), and Delta (DAL)account for over 40% of its total portfolio. Investors looking for a safer way to access transports stocks should turn to the iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (IYT).

This commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet guest contributor program. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of TheStreet or its management.

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