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.
WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend ETF
A diverse collection of internationally focused ETFs are heading higher, leading the list of ETF winners. Japan funds such as DFJ and
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
are the biggest movers, seeing some welcomed strength after a string of post-disaster losses.
GlobalX FTSE Norway 30 ETF
GlobalX/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF
iShares MSCI Austria Investable Market Index Fund
are other big gainers.
First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund
Market strength is once again instilling confidence into investors, leading them to pick up exposure to growth-correlated sectors. Copper funds of all sorts are gaining ground, led by the producer backed CU. The
iPath Dow Jones UBS Copper Total Return Subindex ETN
is up 3.9%.
Precious metals such as gold and silver are relatively unchanged today, as indicated by the tempered action from
iShares Silver Trust
iShares Gold Trust
iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Total Return Subindex ETN
Agriculture ETFs are heading higher, bolstered by the broad market rebound. Single commodity funds appear to be the biggest gainers as BAL,
iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return Subindex ETN
Teucrium Corn ETF
lead the pack.
Due to their broad diversification, I continue to consider the
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF
PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
to be the safest bets on this region of the market.
United States Natural Gas Fund
The futures-based natural gas ETFs have seen some quality time in the spotlight recently as investors, analysts and market commentators attempt to sort out the winners and losers from the Japanese earthquake.
Both UNG and the
iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Total Return Subindex ETN
are heading upwards.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
After spending much of the past week struggling in light of Japan's economic disaster, the markets are at last finding some solid ground and bouncing higher.
Although plenty of fear persists, the VIX-backed VXX and
iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN
are taking some heavy hits.
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index Fund
Investors have developed a taste for risk in light of today's bounce, sending defensive asset classes lower.