NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's Daily ETF Winners and Losers. Be sure to stop by each day to get a feel of who's winning and who's losing when it comes to ETFs.
iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund
A number of international-focused ETFs are heading higher on Monday. Among the biggest movers is ECH, which has traded sideways for most of 2010 before hitting its lows at the end of May. Since then, the fund has been on a tear, once again testing this year's highs.
Market Vectors Russia ETF
iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
are two other gainers today.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund
Oil producers are jumping today along with other areas of the market.
Deepwater Horizon cap has shown promise, holding well throughout the weekend. This week, the cap will continue to be monitored for seeps.
Despite the relatively good news on Monday, possible seepage sent shares of BP down nearly 5%.
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF
Aside from ECH, RSX and TUR, the Vietnam ETF and the
iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund
are also scoring gains among international funds on Monday. Although VNM saw a heavy dip at the end of the first half of 2010, over the past month the fund has largely traded sideways.
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
Precious metals are getting knocked today, with gold and silver miners taking some of the biggest hits. GDX, Market
Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
Global X Silver Miner ETF
are the biggest laggards.
Physically-based ETFs are not immune to the downturn, as
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares
ETFS Physical Silver Shares
are seeing dips.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
After Friday's selloff, the markets are finding some stability, causing the fear-based volatility index ETNs to take a hit. Although VXX has had an impressive run in May, the fund has traded sideways throughout June and July.
SPDR KBW Regional Bank ETF
The financial industry is still reeling after last week's less than stellar earnings reports from
Bank of America
. With the passage of Washington's sweeping financial reform bill, investors should be prepared for an uptick in volatility from funds such as KRE and
SPDR KBW Bank ETF
All prices as of 2:14 PM EST
-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management was long Market Vectors Gold Miners.
Don Dion is president and founder of
, a fee-based investment advisory firm to affluent individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, where he is responsible for setting investment policy, creating custom portfolios and overseeing the performance of client accounts. Founded in 1996 and based in Williamstown, Mass., Dion Money Management manages assets for clients in 49 states and 11 countries. Dion is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Maine and has more than 25 years' experience working in the financial markets, having founded and run two publicly traded companies before establishing Dion Money Management.
Dion also is publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provides to a broad range of investors his commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. With more than 100,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 29 other countries, Fidelity Independent Adviser publishes six monthly newsletters and three weekly newsletters. Its flagship publication, Fidelity Independent Adviser, has been published monthly for 11 years and reaches 40,000 subscribers.