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.
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) 1.9%
The market's mixed action is helping to rekindle investor interest in precious metals, propelling physically backed ETFs like iShares Gold Trust (IAU) and iShares Silver Trust (SLV) to more than 1% gains.
Small, volatile junior gold miners are witnessing the strongest action, however. GDXJ is currently testing its July highs.iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (BAL) 1.5% Cotton prices have risen stealthily over the past three days, driving the futures-backed BAL back above its 50-day moving average. The last time this region was breached was in April. The agriculture industry has held up noticeably well despite seemingly resounding concerns about the global growth picture. Investors can gain relatively stable exposure to agriculture futures contracts using the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA). United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 0.5% The futures-backed UNG is seeing strength, climbing for a third-consecutive session. Despite this string of gains, however, the fund still has some ground to cover before reaching the levels seen during its sell off late last week. The iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (GAZ) is seeing gains as well.