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.
United States Natural Gas Fund
Natural gas prices are staging a recovery after Monday's downturn, aided by a promising weather forecast.
Interestingly, the effect of this upward action is mixed across futures-based products. While UNG is among the industry's strongest gainers, the
iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN
is seeing only limited upward action. GAZ's substantial premium is likely contributing to this divergence.
Market Vectors Russia ETF
RSX and other Russia-related ETFs are recovering from Monday's tumble. Outside of Russia, other emerging Europe ETFs are moving higher as well.
iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
SPDR S&P Emerging Europe ETF
are among the industry's biggest movers.
Market Vectors Egypt ETF
iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund
are other international funds in positive territory.
Market Vectors Steel ETF
Shares of steel companies are rising on the heels of
promising earnings report. Although the company accounts for less than 3% of SLX's portfolio, the company's strength is being felt across the sector.
This morning's optimistic housing numbers are also likely aiding SLX climb higher.
iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN
The cotton ETN continues to trade in a choppy manner. Tuesday's losses are pushing BAL back to levels seen during the opening half of March.
Single crop funds such as BAL and
iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN
have been exciting to watch. However, given their volatile nature, these are not products I would recommend to long-term investors.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
Although it saw a nice jump on Monday, these gains have been wiped away and VXX has once again returned to its downward path. The fear-based fund is treading along at brand new all time lows.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid Term Futures ETN
is in negative territory as well. However, the fund's decline is less dramatic and it is still well off its record lows.