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NEW YORK (

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) -- 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

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

(GDXJ) - Get VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF Report

6.9%

After tumbling during Monday's market weakness, junior gold miners are staging an impressive comeback.

The bullion-backed

iShares Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

is heading higher as well. With these gains, the fund has managed to recover to its 200-day moving average. Looking to the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if this point proves to be one of resistance.

Guggenheim Solar ETF

(TAN) - Get Invesco Solar ETF Report

6.8%

As the markets head higher, some of the most battered industries are catching a break. For example, after six consecutive days of declines, the solar energy industry-tracking TAN is finding some footing and powering off of all-time lows.

Despite these gains, investors should continue to steer clear of TAN and other solar energy-linked ETFs.

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iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund

(IEZ) - Get iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF Report

5.7%

Oil and gas companies are gaining ground, helping IEZ recover the losses suffered during Monday's weakness. Other producer-focused ETFs heading higher include

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF

(XOP) - Get SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Report

and

First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund

(FCG) - Get First Trust Natural Gas ETF Report

.

Meanwhile, choppy action is taking place within the realm of futures-linked energy ETFs. While the

United States Oil Fund

(USO) - Get United States Oil Fund LP Report

and

United States Gasoline Fund

(UGA) - Get United States Gasoline Fund LP Report

witness impressive gains, the troubled

United States Natural Gas Fund

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

is seeing slight losses, pushing the fund to its fifth day of losses.

Market Vectors Steel ETF

(SLX) - Get VanEck Vectors Steel ETF Report

5.0%

The relentless barrage of concerning economic news caused the steel producer ETF to give back nearly all of the gains witnessed during its late-November run up. As investors regain confidence, however, this fund is catching a break.

Use caution here. SLX will likely face continued pressure in the event that market fears make a comeback.

Losers

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN

(VXX) - Get iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Report

-5.4%

For a fifth day, the fear-tracking VXX is locked in negative territory. With these losses, the ETN has retreated to its October lows.

The VIX index is heading south as well. The benchmark is currently trading at levels last seen in early August. This marks the fund's fourth consecutive day trading below its 200-day moving average.

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

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

-2.4%

Reignited confidence is driving investors back into market-correlated asset classes. Amidst this flight to risk, safe haven ETF options such as TLT and

PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund

(UUP) - Get Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund Report

are being shunned.

Investors should avoid becoming complacent here. The market's upward action is encouraging. However, we have seen on a number of occasions how quickly sentiment can shift.

All prices as of 2:14 pm EST

At the time of publication, Dion Money Management was long UUP and IAU.