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iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN

(SGG) - Get Barclays Bank PLC ZC SP ETN REDEEM 23/01/2048 USD 50 - Ser B_SGGB Report


Sugar prices are powering higher today, allowing SGG to score some gains. Sugar's downturn a few weeks ago sent SGG tumbling back towards its 50-day moving average where it has remained locked ever since.

Despite the rise in sugar, broad agriculture ETFs such as

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

(DBA) - Get Invesco DB Agriculture Fund Report

remains locked in negative territory.

United States Natural Gas Fund

(UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund Report


Despite the losses facing many regions of the global markets, one spot of strength is natural gas prices. UNG is heading higher on Monday thanks to cold weather forecasts.

The same strength can not be seen from fellow futures-backed natural gas fund,

iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Total Return Subindex ETN


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. This product, which has struggled with a massive premium in recent months, is staying relatively unchanged.


iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund

(EWP) - Get iShares MSCI Spain ETF Report


The Ireland bailout is generating a lot of press this morning and driving vulnerable European Union members into the spotlight. In response to heightened concerns towards the EU's most debt laden members, EWP and

iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund

(EWI) - Get iShares MSCI Italy ETF Report

are seeing some of the biggest dips.

Emerging European nations are also taking a shot across the bow, leading

iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund

(TUR) - Get ISHARES INC Report


As I have explained on a number of occasions, until the skies clear conservative investors should continue to avoid Europe.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Copper Total Return Subindex ETN

(JJC) - Get iPathA Series B Bloomberg Copper Subinde Report


While many investors are focused on the current and future state of the European Union, declining import numbers in China are doing little to ease concerns. As macroeconomic data weighs on investor outlooks, growth-linked materials such as copper are taking a hit.

In the realm of precious metals-linked ETFs,

iShares Gold Trust

(IAU) and

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) are treading higher while industry-linked

ETFs Physical Palladium Shares

(PALL) and

ETFs Physical Platinum Shares

(PPLT) are tumbling.

ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

(TBT) - Get PowerShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ProShares Report


With economic storms facing Europe and other regions of the globe, investors are running to the exits, seeking out the safety of long term U.S. Treasuries. The

iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

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

is powering higher amidst the jitters while TBT takes a hit.

All prices as of 2:18 PM EST

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

Don Dion is president and founder of

Dion Money Management

, 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.