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Dion's Friday ETF Winners and Losers

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.

Winners

iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (GAZ) 2.9%

Natural gas prices are trekking higher, helping the futures-based GAZ and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) close out the week on a strong note.

Equity-based ETFs designed to tap into the energy sector are getting a lift as well. The Global X Uranium ETF (URA) and Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) are also listed among the day's notable gainers.

SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) 2.7%

Outside of the United States, a number of international ETFs are benefiting from the energy lift as we head towards the close of the week. Russia and Norway are two notable climbers.

Investors can gain heavy exposure to these two nations through funds such as RBL and Global X Norway ETF (NORW) respectively.

First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund (CU - Get Report) 2.0%

Commodities strength is extending beyond the energy industry. Metals-producers such as those underlying the CU are witnessing positive action as well.

Precious metals miners are gaining ground as well, with Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) jumping.

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB) (ITB) 1.5%

The homebuilders are seeing strength, pushing ITB to its third day of gains. With Friday's upward action the fund has managed to pierce through its 50-day moving average for the first time since the start of the month.

The residential real estate industry remains an area of concern. Investors should use extreme caution here.

Losers

iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund (TUR) -2.6%

Although it witnessed a bounce during the opening half the week, the past few days have been painful for the Turkey ETF. With Friday's losses, the fund has retreated back to levels last seen during mid-March.

May was a tough month in general for TUR. Since hitting 2011 during the opening days, it has been on a steep decline, breaking below its 50- and 200-day moving averages.

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CU $18.64 0.00%
GAZ $1.19 0.00%
ITB $26.98 0.00%
RBL $19.23 0.00%
TUR $47.23 0.00%

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