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.
Global X Lithium ETF
Strength is driving investors back into market-correlated asset classes. Equity-backed funds related to the commodities sector are seeing a particularly strong run-up. LIT,
Global X Uranium ETF
First Trust ISE Global Copper Index ETF
are among the industry's biggest gainers.
Volatile, futures-tracking ETNs are strengthening as well. The
iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN
is up after eight consecutive days of losses.
PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio
Income-focused ETFs are seeing strength as the market's upward action leads investors to take cautious steps back into the risk. Preferred stock ETFs such as PGF and
iShares S&P Preferred Stock Index Fund
are seeing welcomed gains, recouping losses suffered during their steep, three-day slides.
Master-limited partnerships are rising as well, pushing the
JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN
to industry-leading gains.
The yields associated with MLPs may make them attractive among income-focused investors. However, given the shakiness recently in the energy markets recently, this corner of the marketplace may be in for some rocky action.
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund
iShares Australia and other commodities-heavy international ETFs are leading the way higher. Top holdings
are up over 5% and 8% respectively. Together, these two mining goliaths account for close to one-fifth of the fund's assets.
iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund
is another big mover.
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF
Real estate-related ETFs are witnessing gains as market strength instills investor confidence in the global growth picture. RWO,
iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund
iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund
are three of the biggest movers from this sector.
Interestingly, the homebuilder sector is seeing bipolar action. While the
SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF
is seeing small gains, the
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund
is off nearly 1%.