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Dion's Wednesday ETF Winners and Losers

Stocks in this article: VXX TLT SLV TAN TUR XOP

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.

Winners

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 3.6%

After returning from the holiday weekend on a relatively quiet note, investor fears are being reignited as the eurozone drama fall back into focus. This shaky action bodes well for the fear-tracking VIX index, which is witnessing its second consecutive day of gains. This is the benchmark's first multi-day jump since the start of the month.

VXX is bouncing off of its 200-day moving average. It will be interesting to see if this level holds up.

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) 1.9%

Amidst this investor exodus from risk, defensive assets like long term bonds and the U.S. dollar are falling into favor. TLT's 50-day moving average continues to be a point of support, as indicated by its most recent bounce.

The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund's (UUP) near 1% gains have helped it recover some of the losses it has suffered in recent weeks.

Losers

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) -5.2%

The physically-based SLV spent much of the latter half of December flirting with the lows locked in during its autumn sell off. On Wednesday, however, the precious metal appears to have broken lower.

SLV is fast approaching its 2011 all time lows.

SLV is not the only precious metal-related ETF heading lower. ETFs linked to physical bullion and commodity producers are also stuck in negative territory.

iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund (TUR) -3.5%

Emerging markets are falling out of favor as investors opt out of volatile international regions. The pain can be felt across the globe. TUR, iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) and iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (FXI) are suffering notable declines.

Foreign developed markets are not immune to this weakness. The iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (EWG), iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ) and iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (EWA) are taking shots across the bow.

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) -2.8%

As investors unload risk, ETFs linked to the inherently volatile alternative energy industry are being shunned. This marks the second consecutive day that TAN has managed to score a spot on the losers list. In the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if it and the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) retest their all-time lows.

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