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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

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A mixed earnings showing from

Best Buy

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and a string of uninspiring economic reports has helped to muddle investor confidence. As indices head lower, the fear index and ETNs like VXX are seeing a bounce. The past three days of upward action marks VXX's longest winning streak since early February.

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Providers Index Fund

(IHF) - Get iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF Report


Since bottoming in October 2011, IHF has staged a multi-month rally that has helped it recover toward all-time highs. On Thursday, top holdings including

UnitedHealth Group

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(CI) - Get Cigna Corporation Report

were leading the pack.

Despite targeting a noncyclical sector like health care, IHF's top-heavy portfolio may leave it vulnerable to a shakeup. UNH alone accounts for more than 12% of its assets.

Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust

(FXY) - Get Invesco Currencyshares Japanese Yen Trust Report


The Japanese yen and long-term U.S. treasuries stand out as some of the few winners to come from this choppy trading session. The

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

(TLT) - Get iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Report

has managed to stage a nice bounce off its 200-day moving average. In the near term, it will be interesting to see if the strong spell continues.


iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN

(GAZ) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN Report


The GAZ bubble continues to deflate as the weekend approaches. The ETN's recent string of losses has caused it to retreat to levels last seen prior to its February run-up. Despite this selloff, GAZ's premium still stands at more than 60%.

The futures-tracking

United States Natural Gas Fund

(UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report

is also taking lumps. Today's losses have pushed the fund to all-time lows.

Global X Uranium ETF

(URA) - Get Global X Uranium ETF Report


A three-day string of losses has pushed the URA to its lowest level since mid-January. The nuclear industry isn't the only corner of the alternative energy sector that is taking a hit, though. The

Guggenheim Solar ETF

(TAN) - Get Invesco Solar ETF Report

is following up yesterday's steep decline with another round of losses.

iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund

(EWI) - Get iShares MSCI Italy ETF Report


A broad collection of international ETFs can be found toward the top of the losers list. In addition to EWI, investors are watching Asia-linked funds like the

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund

(EWH) - Get iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF Report

, the

iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund

(EWT) - Get iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF Report

and the

Market Vectors Vietnam ETF

(VNM) - Get VanEck Vietnam ETF Report

head lower.

All prices as of 2:10 PM DST

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.


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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management had no positions in equities mentioned.