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).
LosersiShares Silver Trust (SLV) -8.5% Silver prices are tumbling again, leading the physically based SLV and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (SIVR) to steep losses. With Thursday's decline, SLV has retreated to levels last seen during the latter half of March. Other precious metals options are facing pressure as well. ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) and iShares Gold Trust (IAU) were both notable decliners. United States Oil Fund (USO) -7.9% The oil futures-based USO is getting hit hard today during today's broad commodities weakness. The fund is tumbling for the fourth day in a row. Natural gas is not fairing much better. During afternoon trading, shares of the futures-backed United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) were down over 6%. PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund (DBB) -3.4% While precious metals appear to be leading this sweeping commodities retreat, base materials are feeling pressure as well. Thanks to the declines witnessed from copper and other industrious resources, the PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund (DBB) has scored a spot among the day's biggest losers. All prices as of 2:15 PM EST
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
24/7 market commentary from Jim Cramer and 20+ veteran Wall Street gurus. Get access to the latest trading ideas on stocks, options, and ETFs as well as a real-time forum to see the pros exchanging their investment ideas.
- Jim Cramer + 20 Wall Street pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Real-time trading forum
- Actionable trade ideas
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV