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 or losing.
First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (FCG) 6.1%
News of the deal sent shares of HK soaring. In early afternoon trading, HK was up over 60%. FCG sets aside over 3% of its portfolio to the natural gas player.United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 3.3% The futures-backed UNG is trending higher, locking in its sixth consecutive day of gains. Given the heavy price tag BHP placed on the PetroHawk deal, many are feeling optimistic about the prospects for natural gas. While FCG continues to stand out as the safest bet for investors looking to tap into this region of the energy markets, UNG will likely be interesting to watch in the near term. iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 2.0% Silver is ending the week on a strong note, as investors continue to seek out the protection of precious metals. It was a big week for the physically-backed SLV. For the first time since its tumble in May, the fund managed to ascend and remain above its 50-day moving average. Although silver remains a volatile member of the precious metals industry, it will be interesting to watch in the days ahead.