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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.


Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

(GDXJ) - Get VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF Report


Coming off of a four-day selloff, the junior gold miners ETF appears to be finding some footing. Physically-based gold ETFs are heading higher as well. The

iShares Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

is up over 1.5%.

Gold is not the only precious metal seeing strength at the end of the week. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report


Global X Silver Miners ETF

(SIL) - Get Global X Silver Miners ETF Report

are in positive territory as well.

iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund

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(EIDO) - Get iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF Report


After a tumultuous past few days, the markets are closing out the week on a tepid note. Emerging market funds such as EIDO and

Market Vectors Vietnam ETF

(VNM) - Get VanEck Vietnam ETF Report

are among the biggest movers.

Any exposure to emerging markets should be kept small and closely monitored. Funds like EIDO and VNM could head higher if confidence makes a comeback. However, investors should avoid becoming complacent here.

PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services Portfolio

(PXJ) - Get Invesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF Report


Investors are showing a willingness to venture back into growth-correlated sectors. Energy-related industries seem to be a notable beneficiary amidst this flight to risk.

While oil producers are leading the way, coal is jumping as well.

Market Vectors Coal ETF

(KOL) - Get VanEck Vectors Coal ETF Report

is up over 1% in early afternoon trading.

iShares S&P North American Technology Software Index Fund

(IGV) - Get iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF Report


The software industry is gaining ground as investors show a willingness to venture back into the technology sector.

In recent months, the inherently defensive nature of software has shown through. Over the past three months, IGV has handedly outperformed against ETFs linked to other tech areas such as networking and semiconductors.


iPath Dow Jones UBS Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN

(COW) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN Report


Livestock futures prices are stumbling, pushing COW to a second day of losses. Throughout December, this ETN has faced steep hurdles, resulting in a retreat to levels last seen in late-October.


PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

(DBA) - Get Invesco DB Agriculture Fund Report

, which I mentioned in this morning's feature, provides investors with exposure to cattle futures as well as futures contracts linked to other popular agricultural commodities. During afternoon trading, the fund was unchanged.

iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund

(TUR) - Get iShares MSCI Turkey ETF Report


At the same time that emerging markets in Asia are seeing strength, the developing eastern half of Europe is facing turmoil. TUR and the

Market Vectors Poland ETF


are two leading decliners. Their weakness is pressuring the

SPDR S&P Emerging Europe ETF


to notable losses as well.

All prices as of 2:14 PM EST

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.


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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned iShares Gold Trust and PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund.