This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
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
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Dion's Friday ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: FCG UNG SLV BAL PPLT GXG VXZ

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%

The natural gas producers are rallying at the close of the week following reports that mining giant BHP Billiton (BHP) announced a $12.1 billion deal to take over PetroHawk Energy (HK).

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.


iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (BAL) -4.9%

Cotton is taking a heavy hit, closing out a volatile week on a down note. It has been a rough couple of months for BAL. Since peaking in early April, the ETN has been in a steep downward path. Currently, the product is trading at levels last seen in December 2010.

Other corners of the agriculture industry are facing pressure as well. iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (SGG) and Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) are both in negative territory.

Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG) -1.1%

The Colombia ETF ran into headwinds this week and the pressure does not appear to be letting up. Interestingly, the fund's heavy tilt towards the energy sector is doing little to mitigate the fund's losses. Close to a quarter of GXG's index is dedicated to this sector.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

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 17,356.87 +288.00 1.69%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • 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