This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
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 Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: UNG SLV SCJ IEO RSX

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are this week's weekly winners and losers.

Winners

United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 4.1%

UNG managed to break the string of losses it suffered last week, leading it to score some of the ETF industry's strongest gains. The premium-laden iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (GAZ) locked in gains as well. As of April 14, GAZ's premium stood at nearly 20%.

Thursday was a strong day for these futures-based funds after the Energy Information Administration released its weekly storage report. According to the report, the stockpiles of the fuel grew less than analysts had been expecting.

> > Bull or Bear? Vote in Our Poll

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 5.0%

Silver prices continued along their dramatic upward trajectory last week. This industry-linked metal has proven popular as a way to track the ongoing economic recovery and protect against turmoil and inflation.

SLV will continue to benefit as the price of this shiny metal remains in vogue. However, investors looking for equity access to the rise may want to check out the Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL).

iShares MSCI Japan Small Cap Index Fund (SCJ) 2.9%

Japan remains a dangerously volatile region of the globe as the nation takes steps to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Over the past week, however, investors appeared to show confidence in the recovery effort, and funds aimed at tracking the nation's markets powered higher.

SCJ, which is designed to track the smallest publicly traded Japanese companies, saw some of the strongest action as it powered back above its 200-day moving average. This is the second time this level has been breached since the disaster. It will be interesting to see whether the fund can hold on these gains in the next few sessions.

Losers

iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (SGG) -7.5%

Despite its dramatic run-up during the latter half of 2010, the sugar ETN has struggled in 2011. April has been particularly painful for SGG as the fund has declined nearly every day over the past two weeks. These losses have pushed the fund below its 200-day moving average for the first time since last September.

Although it has been steep and gut-wrenching, it is not unusual for these single-crop ETNs to behave in a volatile manner. Conservative investors looking for agriculture exposure should turn to the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) or the Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO).

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!

Markets

DOW 17,416.85 +225.48 1.31%
S&P 500 2,021.25 +19.09 0.95%
NASDAQ 4,683.4070 +45.4130 0.98%

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