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Dion's Thursday 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 or losing.

Winners

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 10.1%

Investors were uninspired by yesterday's comments from the Federal Reserve and, in response, global markets have taken a heavy shot across the bow. Amidst today's resounding sell off, fear has once again fallen into focus, leading VIX-tracking ETNs to top spots.

With Thursday's gains, VXX has ascended back to 2011 highs.

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) 4.0%

The market's weak action is driving investors back into safe haven asset classes. This flight to safety is boding well for long-term U.S. Treasuries. TLT's steady climb throughout the past few months has brought the fund within reach of the all time highs it witnessed during late 2008.

PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) 1.1%

The UUP has enjoyed five consecutive days of upward action as droves of investors turn to the U.S. dollar for protection. This rally has helped lift the fund above its 200-day moving average for the first time since early September 2010.

September has been a strong month for the greenback. With market turmoil still weighing heavily on confidence, it will be interesting to see if it will continue along this upward path.

Losers

iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund (EIDO) -12.2%

Indonesia ETFs are taking heavy hits as sweeping market weakness leads investors to unload exposure to volatile emerging markets. Choppy market action has weighed heavily on EIDO. Since the start of September, this fund has witnessed only three days of upward action.

Other emerging market ETFs taking heavy hits include the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund (ECH) and the iShares MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund (EPOL).

Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX) -10.5%

Copper miners are taking a heavy hit as economic concerns lead investors to second guess global growth prospects.

Precious metals are not safe from Thursday's sell off either. Gold is struggling to find footing, leading bullion-backed ETFs like iShares Gold Trust (IAU) to dip 2.5%. This downturn, combined with broad market weakness is leading gold-miner ETFs like Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) to take heavy hits.

With Thursday's decline, GDXJ has returned to its 2011 lows.

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