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.
WinnersiShares S&P North America Technology Multimedia & Networking Index Fund (IGN) 1.9%
The networking ETF is witnessing strength despite the mixed action taking place in the marketplace. JDS Uniphase (JDSU), one of IGN's 10 largest holdings, is one of the index's biggest movers. After reporting solid earnings, shares of the company jumped nearly 10%.
JDSU represents close to 5% of IGN's index.
iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (IYT) 1.6%The transports-linked IYT is getting a lift, helped higher by strong action from top holdings FedEx (FDX) and Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD). The airlines are providing the fund with some welcomed fuel as well. Delta (DAL), United Continental (UAL) and AMR were all up over 5% during early afternoon trading. SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF (XHB) 1.0% Homebuilders are gaining ground, lifting XHB and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB) into positive territory. For XHB, this jump is welcomed; the fund has suffered through three consecutive days of losses. The residential housing industry remains heavily marred in uncertainty. Investors looking for a more stable real estate play should turn to REIT-focused funds such as the iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (ICF).