This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Dion's Friday ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: EPU SLV IDX VXX PIN TBT

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.


iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) 4.1%

The Peru ETF is rebounding after yesterday's steep decline. Despite today's gains, the fund still has a considerable amount of ground to cover before it returns to levels witnessed at the start of the month. The fund's April downturn has been fueled by concerns stemming from the nation's political elections.

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 1.2%

Silver prices are heading higher into the close of the week, pushing SLV to its third day of gains. The Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL), which tracks a basket of silver producers, is benefiting from both silver's jump and general strength across the markets.

Precious metals, including silver and gold, remain attractive destinations for investors looking to protect against market turmoil and the threat of inflation.

Market Vectors Indonesia ETF (IDX) 1.5%

The Indonesia ETF has seen back and forth action over the past week, but appears set to close out Friday on a strong note. Since February, the fund has stuck to a strong upward trajectory that has helped it lock in brand new 2011 highs.

Emerging markets remain attractive, but investors should use caution when venturing into these regions. Inflation concerns could magnify their inherently volatile nature.


iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 2.4%

Broad market strength is causing the fear-based VIX ETNs to slump as we head into the close. VXX's dip on Friday has pushed the fund back to its previous all-time lows.

Although it has fared better than VXX, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid Term Futures ETN (VXZ) is in negative territory as well. The fund has struggled in recent weeks to regain levels above its 50-day moving average.

PowerShares India Portfolio (PIN) -1.8%

India-related ETFs have struggled throughout the year as inflation and corruption concerns pressure the nation's markets. On Friday, PIN suffered notable losses after Infosys (INFY) released a negative earnings report. During early afternoon trading the firm was down over 14%.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,300.10 +108.73 0.63%
S&P 500 2,011.22 +9.06 0.45%
NASDAQ 4,654.7020 +16.7080 0.36%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs