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 Spain Index Fund (EWP) - Get iShares MSCI Spain ETF Report 3.8%
Spain's markets are ramping higher for a second day, as an optimistic bond auction helps to alleviate investor concerns about the nation's debt picture. Top holding,
has been the index's leader, gapping back to levels seen prior to its November breakdown.
Spain may look promising given the past couple of days. However, I would advise investors to continue to steer clear of EWP. When debt concerns resurface, the fund will likely be in store for volatility.
Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) - Get Teucrium Corn Fund Report 1.9%
Corn futures prices are heading higher today, helping to lift CORN to brand-new all-time highs.
Elsewhere in the realm of agriculture futures-based products,
iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Total Return Subindex ETN
iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN
are heading lower.
Crop prices will likely remain in vogue in the coming weeks and months. Investors looking for equity exposure to this industry should turn to the
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF
iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund (THD) - Get iShares MSCI Thailand ETF Report 1.8%
The Thai markets are heading higher today, helping THD lock in its third consecutive day of gains.
Since October, THD has been stuck trading in a sideways manner. Looking ahead, investors will want to keep a close watch on the $62 area. Throughout the past few months, this region has held up as a level of support.
iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund (INDY) - Get iShares India 50 ETF Report -2.2%
While the Thai markets are heading higher, the same cannot be said for India-related ETFs. Inflation fears are rousing concern in this nation, leading funds such as INDY and
PowerShares India Portfolio
to get knocked around.
India remains an attractive emerging market prospect but for now, investors will want to use caution when venturing into this region of the globe.
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) - Get VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF Report -2.6%
Despite today's mixed market action, precious metals are facing headwinds. The
iShares Silver Trust
is heading lower and the
iShares Gold Trust
is locked in unchanged territory. The biggest decliners from this region of the market, however, are metals producers. Both GDXJ and the
Global X Silver Miners ETF
look set to end the day on a sour note.
United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report -1.6%
The weekly storage report from the Energy Information Administration noted that natural gas inventories dipped less than expected last week. This news is weighing heavily on futures contract prices, sending UNG and the
iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Total Return Subindex ETN
All prices as of 2:15 PM EST
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned IAU and THD.
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