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Dion's Friday ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: VXX PALL JJC UNG EPI TLT

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.


ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) 2.1%

Palladium is heading higher in early afternoon trading as investors prepare for the holiday weekend. It has been a strong week for this member of the platinum group of precious metals; shares of PALL pushed higher during four consecutive trading days.

Other precious metal ETFs are seeing tepid action. The iShares Gold Trust (IAU), iShares Silver Trust (SLV) and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PPLT) are all seeing sub-1% fluctuations.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) 1.7%

The fear-tracking VIX index kicked off Friday's session in red, marking its fourth consecutive day in negative territory.

Despite these losses, ETNs linked to the benchmark, including VXX and the iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VXZ), are still managing to head higher. For VXX, this marks the second day of upward action in a row. iShares Dow Jones UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (JJC) 1.1% Copper futures prices have pushed higher during five of the past six trading sessions. This rally has helped JJC recover back to its 50-day moving average. Looking ahead to the near future, this technical level could be interesting to watch. Since breaking below in August, it has proven to be a point of resistance.


United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) -1.9%

Futures-tracking exchange traded products linked to energy are seeing mixed action. While the UNG is taking a notable hit, United States Gasoline Fund (UGA) is up over 2.0%. Meanwhile, energy producer ETFs like iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Exploration & Production Index Fund (IEZ) and First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (FCG) are seeing limited action.

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) -1.2%

The U.S. marketplace enjoyed some welcomed strength this week, encouraging investors to take steps back into risk. This flight from safety has boded poorly for ETFs like TLT; the fund has retreated to its 50-day moving average.

The leveraged, inverse-tracking ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (TBT), meanwhile, has performed well in this environment. Three days of gains have helped the fund recover nearly all of the losses it suffered during last week's selloff.

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