NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's Daily ETF Winners and Losers. Be sure to stop by each day to see who's winning and who's losing when it comes to ETFs.
Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) 2.8%
A number of ETFs related to the agriculture industry are getting a lift, buoyed by reports that the USDA had cut its supply estimates for corn. Not surprising, the futures-based CORN is among the biggest gainers.
Another strong mover is newcomer Global X Fertilizer/Potash ETF (SOIL). Although it has only been available since late May, this fund has gotten off to a blistering start. SOIL's average daily trading volume has already breached the 100,000 mark.iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) 3.2% The Peruvian ETF got off to a rocky start this week as investors digested the outcome of the nation's recent presidential election. In the following days, however, EPU has staged an impressive comeback, powering higher in three consecutive sessions. EPU's top-heavy index makes it prone to heavy day-to-day swings. The fund sets aside 45% of its assets to three holdings: Cia de Minas Buenaventura (BVN), Southern Copper (SCCO) and CreditCorp. Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX) 2.3% So far, June has been a rough month for the rare earth ETF. Looking ahead, I urge investors to exercise caution. China is in the process of restructuring its rare earth industry and in the near future, this could lead to shaky action.
LosersUnited States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) -3.6% Natural gas prices are slumping following the Energy Information Administration's storage report. Over the past week stockpiles of the fuel increased by 80 billion cubic feet, outpacing analyst expectations. This corner of the energy markets has been thrust into the spotlight this week following EIA's optimistic forecast and Exxon Mobil's (XOM) decision to acquire two gas producers. iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) -3.5% The markets are seeing a welcomed bounce as we prepare to close out another trying trading week. The volatility-tracking VXX is facing some heavy pressure and has struggled to find its footing despite the past weeks of choppy market action.
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