NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's "ETF Winners and Losers." Be sure to stop by throughout the week to find out which ETFs are gaining or losing.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
Whatever confidence investors held heading into the weekend has been dashed as investors refocused their attention towards Europe's economic woes. In response to renewed jitters, the fear-tracking VIX index has regained ground, pushing VXX and other linked exchange-traded products higher.
Investor sentiment continues to swing at a moment's notice. Caution is warranted here.
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
As the global markets start out the new week on a sour note, investors are clamoring for exposure to safe haven asset classes. TLT and the
PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund
are some of the few exchange-traded products heading higher in this choppy market environment.
WisdomTree India Earnings ETF
Emerging markets are falling out of favor as investors kick off the week on a choppy note. BRIC nations such as India and Russia are leading the way lower, indicated by the standout losses from EPI and the
Market Vectors Russia ETF
With Monday's losses, EPI has returned to previous 2011 all time lows.
iShares MSCI Austria Investable Market Index Fund
Investors expressed confidence towards Europe heading into the weekend as leaders met in Brussels to sort out a solution to the region's ongoing economic crisis. This optimism, however, appears to have been dashed at the start of the week, with funds like EWO,
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund
slide to heavy losses.
With sentiment shifting from headline to headline, it is easy to become exposed to losses. Steer clear of this region.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund
As fear makes a comeback, investors are steering clear of growth-correlated market sectors. Energy producers are among the shunned industries, leading IEZ and the
First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund
to heavy losses.
December has been rough for IEZ. During the opening weeks, the fund has seen only two days of strength.
Global X Silver Miners ETF
Materials producers are being shunned as investors avoid risk in this choppy market environment. As a result, ETFs like SIL and the
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF
are tumbling to industry-leading losses.