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
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: FAA VXX TLT SLV USO RSX

NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- Here are this week's ETF winners and losers.


Guggenheim Airline ETF (FAA) 5.2%

The transportation sector remains an interesting corner of the market to watch. Despite concerns about the detrimental impact of rising fuel prices, companies responsible for moving people and goods from place to place have enjoyed notable stability.

Airlines, in particular, have enjoyed strength, scoring FAA a spot among the week's winners for the second week in a row. A combination of oil's weakness throughout this week and a bout of strong earnings has helped provide this sector with some lift.

> > Bull or Bear? Vote in Our Poll

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 7.1%

The VIX-based ETNs managed to stage a comeback over the past week as sweeping commodity weakness and other factors rekindled investor fears.

As evidenced by the April flow report issued by the National Stock Exchange, VXX has become a popular product among investors. During the past month, the fund witnessed asset inflows totaling $400 million.

I urge conservative, long-term investors to continue to avoid this fund and other VIX-related products. While exciting to watch, these funds have seen rampant volatility on a number of occasions.

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) 1.7%

Market jitters sent investors pouring into long-term Treasuries last week. In response, TLT managed to power higher, breaking through its 50-day moving average. With the past week's gains, the fund has returned to levels last seen at the start of December 2010.

TLT remains an attractive option for conservative investors looking to defend against market turmoil. It will be interesting to see whether the fund can maintain its current strength in the days and weeks ahead.


iShares Silver Trust ( SLV) -26.6%

The physically based SLV stood out as the biggest ETF loser this week, as sellers put an end to the precious metal's dramatic multimonth ascension.

Silver was not alone in the dip, however. Fellow shiny resources including gold and palladium also witnessed declines, leading iShares Gold Trust (IAU) and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) to losses.

In the days ahead, silver and other resources will likely be in the spotlight and may continue to prove volatile.

United States Oil Fund (USO) -14.0%

Oil was not left out of this week's sweeping commodity downturn. As crude prices dipped below $100 per barrel, the futures-based USO broke lower and pierced its 50-day moving average for the first time since late February.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

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
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

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
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, 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
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

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.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

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.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
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 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

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