NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are five ETFs to watch this week.

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund

(IYE) - Get Report

Integrated oil goliaths will be in focus this week, pushing IYE and other large-cap dominated energy ETFs into the spotlight.

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

,

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

and

ConocoPhillips

(COP) - Get Report

are among the companies slated to report their earnings. Together, this trio accounts for over 40% of the fund's total portfolio.

IYE has seen a strong run up in recent weeks as EU-related concerns have begun to abate. This strength has helped it recover all of the losses it suffered during the September sell- off.

The days ahead will be crucial for IYE. In the event that confidence returns, the fund could be in for a lift. However, given its top heavy nature any exposure to IYE should be kept small.

iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund

(EZU) - Get Report

Rumors were in abundance last week as market commentators attempted to learn more about the potential actions being taken to reign in the ongoing EU crisis.

Much of the focus over the past few weeks has been on France and Germany. As leaders from these two nations continue to sort out a plan, funds like EZU will be interesting to watch.

Even in the event that an agreement, I would encourage even the most aggressive, risk-tolerant investors to tread carefully in this region. Sentiment towards these nations has and will likely continue to shift from headline to headline. Those with heavy exposure to a fund like EZU will be vulnerable to volatility.

Materials Select Sector SPDR

(XLB) - Get Report

The earnings season is packed this week as companies from across the market spectrum to report their earnings and guidance. Another sector that will be heavily in play will be materials.

Industry headliners and top XLB constituents including

DuPont

(DU)

,

Dow Chemicals

(DOW) - Get Report

,

Praxair

(PX)

,

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

and

Ecolab

(ECL) - Get Report

will all be on tap. These firms represent nearly one-third of the fund's total portfolio.

While earnings will play a major role in directing XLB's performance in the days ahead, like other ETFs linked to market-correlated sectors, investors will want to keep a close watch on what is happening at a macro level. Reignited global economic fears could be enough to offset any strength from these reporters.

iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund

(ICF) - Get Report

Following the release of strong new housing starts numbers and an optimistic report from the National Association of Homebuilders, it has appears as though the troubles surrounding the real estate industry have dissipated to a small degree.

This week, investors can look forward to learning more about the housing market as new home sales and pending home sales numbers are released on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Despite the hints of strength, the homebuilding sector is not one I would encourage conservative investors to dive into at this time. While the recent good news has helped funds like the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund

(ITB) - Get Report

and

SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF

(XHB) - Get Report

gain some ground, these products have struggled to find footing over the past year.

I explained last week that a better long-term bet on real estate can likely be found in a fund like ICF and the

iShares NAREIT Residential Plus Capped Index Fund

(REZ) - Get Report

. Multifamily housing continues to hold up markedly well compared to single family residences. Both ICF and REZ can provide real estate-hungry investors with comfortable exposure to this slice of the industry.

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund

(ITA) - Get Report

Investors have already watched a number of players from across the aerospace industry step up to report earnings. So far, the results have been impressive. Last week, both

United Technologies

and

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

not only beat estimates but also lifted their respective full-year outlooks.

On Wednesday, investors with exposure to ITA will want to keep a close watch on the earnings calendar. Industry leaders, including

Boeing

(BA) - Get Report

,

Lockheed Martin

(LMT) - Get Report

,

Northrop Grumman

(NOC) - Get Report

and

General Dynamics

(GD) - Get Report

are all slated to step up.

Later in the week additional ITA top 10 holdings including

Raytheon

(RTN) - Get Report

,

Precision Castparts

(PCP)

and

Rockwell Collins

(COL)

will report earnings. It will be interesting to see if this batch of companies can keep the party going.

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.

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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned the iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund.