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
TheStreet Open House

Dion's Monday 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 find out which ETFs are gaining and declining.

Winners

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 7.3%

The markets are starting out the new week on a sour note as macroeconomic issues like the European debt crisis take center stage.

Investors looking to profit from the ongoing uncertainty are piling into the VIX-tracking VXX and other volatility exchange-traded products.

While attractive given the cloudy investing environment, I urge conservative, long-term investors to keep these products at arms length.

United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 1.7%

Natural gas prices are seeing strength, leading UNG to witness its second consecutive day of gains.

A new report from ICF International is likely playing a role in boosting this fuel at the start of the week. According to the group, the outlook for natural gas appears promising.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN (COW) 1.7%

Agriculture-related exchange traded products are seeing bipolar action. While COW is treading higher, the iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (BAL) (BAL) is declining.

Hog futures are playing a major role in pushing COW to gains. Acoording to a Reuters report, this corner of the livestock market surged following reports that China had purchased a large amount of pork. Hog futures account for close to 40% of COW's index.

Losers

iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund (EWI) -6.2%

European debt issues are dominating headlines, leading troubled euro members including Italy and Spain lower.

The troubling action sweeping the EMU nations is putting pressure on nations outside of the bloc as well. The iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund (EWD) and Global X Norway ETF (NORW) are taking shots across the bow as well.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) -3.5%

The market's decline is weighing on confidence and leading many out of growth-correlated industries such as mining. Subsector mining ETFs leading the way lower include Global X Uranium ETF (URA) and Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX).

Despite the metal's relative strength, not even gold miners are safe from today's slide. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) were off over 1% during early afternoon trading.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
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 17,253.92 +97.07 0.57%
S&P 500 2,010.72 +9.15 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,593.2790 +31.09 0.68%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • 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