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Dion's Thursday ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: SGG EPU UNG GDXJ TLT PMR

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.


iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (SGG) 5.7%

Sugar prices are marching higher on reports that Indian farmers are planning to slash production.

Over the past month, SGG has held to an upward trajectory. The fund is currently trading at its 50-day moving average for the first time since early March.

iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) 4.8%

The Peru ETF is seeing a rebound as we head into the close of this shortened week. This nation's marketplace has run into steep headwinds the past few days as investors attempt to determine the outcome of the nation's nearing presidential election.

Despite its single day strength, EPU may continue to witness volatility in coming days. Investors should use caution here.

United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 3.4%

UNG and a fellow futures-based natural gas fund, the iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (GAZ), have witnessed impressive run ups over the past few weeks.

The Energy Information Administration's weekly storage data is helping to fuel these funds higher. Over the past week, stockpiles grew less than expected.


PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio (PMR) -2.0%

Mixed retail sales numbers are causing retail-related ETFs to slip. This decline has sent both PMR and the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) below their 50-day moving averages. For both products, this is the first time that this level has been breached since the latter half of March.

The consumer remains an interesting corner of the investing landscape. Despite their recent bout of weakness, retail related ETFs could be attractive as consumers continue to recover.

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

Despite the market's mixed action, defensive, long-term government Treasuries remain out of favor among investors.

TLT's action during the second quarter of 2011 has been impressive. Since early April the fund has stuck to a steady upward trajectory. Currently, the fund is buoyed at levels last seen during late November 2010.

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