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
TheStreet Open House

Dion's Weekly ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: IEZIGNSLXKWTVXXUNG

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are this week's winners and losers.

Winners

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund (IEZ) 6.2%

The energy sector enjoyed some welcomed gains as the market's multi-day rally helped to reinvigorate confidence and drive investors back to growth-correlated industries.

IEZ's bounce was impressive and the fund could continue higher if economic fears begin to subside. However, investors should be careful not to get carried away with a fund like IEZ.

iShares S&P North American Technology Index-Multimedia Networking Fund (IGN) 6.1%

Thanks to a three-day string of gains, the networking ETF managed to score some of the industry's most impressive gains. With this week's upward action, the fund has recovered back to its 50-day moving average. This is a level to watch; since dipping below in March, it has become a hearty point of resistance.

Tech stocks will be interesting to watch in the week ahead when search giant Google (GOOG) reports its earnings.

Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) 3.8%

For weeks, market turmoil and widespread doubts about the strength of the global economy have cast a thick fog of uncertainty over industries like steel. Over the past few days, however, glimmers of strength have helped push shares of SLX higher.

Whether or not SLX can hold onto this week's gains in the days ahead will likely rely heavily on the performance and forecasts for emerging market titans like China. Be careful here.

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) 2.8%

Solar energy stocks managed to close out the week on a positive note. Although these gains helped KWT recover a portion of last week's losses, the fund still has plenty of ground to cover before regaining levels seen prior to its steep September sell-off.

The outlook for this segment of alternative energy remains cloudy as regions including the EU and U.S. struggle to reign in debt. While it will be interesting to see if KWT can capitalize on this week's gains next week, I would encourage conservative investors to stick to the sidelines.

Losers

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) -6.3%

Shaky market action at the end of the week helped the VIX-tracking VXX pare some of its losses. These gains, however, were not enough to keep this fund off of the losers list.

Looking ahead, it will be intriguing to watch how VXX performs. While the European crisis will likely continue to dominate headlines, earnings season is also set to kick into high gear.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
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 16,614.81 +215.14 1.31%
S&P 500 1,941.28 +37.27 1.96%
NASDAQ 4,419.4780 +103.4040 2.40%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • 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