NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are today's ETF Winners and Losers.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) 2.2%The fear-tracking VIX index enjoyed an impressive string of gains this week as Europe's debt crisis resurfaced and the Federal Reserve dashed hopes for a new round of quantitative easing.
VXX has seen only one other four-day string of gains in 2012. In the coming week, it will be interesting to see if the winning streak will continue.
Guggenheim China Small Cap ETF (HAO) 2.1%After taking hits during yesterday's sell off, Asia-related ETFs are staging a comeback. Aside from HAO, the Market Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM), the iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (EWY), and the Market Vectors Indonesia ETF (IDX) can also be found heading into positive territory.
Thailand is bucking the trend. During mid-day trading the iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (THD) was off approximately 1%.
ETFS Physical Silver Shares (SIVR) 1.4%After two consecutive days of heavy losses, silver prices have managed to find some footing and are heading to industry-leading gains. Other bullion-backed funds like the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) are following suit.
The precious metal mining industry is not faring as well. The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is sliding to new 2012 lows.