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Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

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

Winners

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 8.4%

The precious metals industry proved to be a big winner this past week as funds including SLV, Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) and PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund (DBP) all headed higher.

SLV will be interesting to watch in the days ahead. The fund's climb during the shortened week has brought it back to its 50-day moving average. Since tumbling below this point in early May, it appears to have become an area of short- term resistance.

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iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (SGG) 6.1%

The futures-tracking sugar ETN enjoyed a notable gain over the course of this shortened week, as rising food prices remained on the minds of many investors.

SGG's breakneck ascension is extending into a third month. During this period, the product has managed to recover nearly all of the ground lost during its early 2011 downturn and appears on track to revisit previous all time highs.

Although it may be tempting to dive into SGG at this time, cautious investors should know that these single commodity ETNs are inherently volatile.

iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (THD) 5.9%

Thailand's markets marched higher this week, following the results of the country's national elections.

Although THD was the leader this week, it is not the only Southeast Asian nation that has enjoyed strength. The Market Vectors Indonesia ETF (IDX) and iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) are currently trading near 2011 highs.

Losers

iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund (EWI) -8.2%

Italy's markets enjoyed a welcomed rally during the closing days of June as tensions surrounding the Greek debt crisis eased. Heading into the second half of the year, however, fears apparently have returned causing EWI to give back all of those gains. The iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (EWP) was another big loser this week in the EU.

Warren Buffett warned in an interview late last week that the EU still has a lot of work to do to solve its current crisis. Investors should continue to use extreme caution here.

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) -4.2

The solar energy industry ran into trouble this week, pushing KWT to notable losses. The global market's shaky action over the past few weeks is troublesome in this inherently volatile part the energy sector. As regions including the U.S. and EU struggle to reign in their respective debt issues, alternative energy subsidies remain threatened.

TAN and KWT are not funds for the faint of heart. Any exposure should be kept small and focused in order to avoid taking a heavy hit.
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SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
EWI $14.16 0.00%
KWT $70.36 0.00%
SGG $30.55 0.00%
SLV $14.99 0.00%
THD $72.92 0.00%

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