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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


The Spain ETF has staged a dramatic rally throughout the latter half of January, propelled by easing investor concerns regarding the state of the European debt situation.

Top holding

Banco Santander


has helped lead the fund's climb higher, jumping 3.5%.

Other volatile E.U.-focused ETFs are gaining ground as well. Top movers include

iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund

(EWI) - Get iShares MSCI Italy ETF Report


iShares MSCI Austria Investable Market Index Fund

(EWO) - Get iShares MSCI Austria ETF Report


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iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund

(EPU) - Get iShares MSCI Peru ETF Report


Rising commodity prices have helped the Peru ETF recover a good portion of the ground lost during the fund's recent month-long selloff. EPU is designed to track the performance of the broad Peruvian marketplace. However, upon close inspection, it is clear that the fund's performance will rely heavily on the performance of its top positions, many of which hail from the materials sector.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN

(SGG) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN Report


After treading sideways throughout the opening weeks of the new year, the sugar futures-based ETN has broken higher and appears to be on the verge of testing its previous all-time highs.

Rising food prices continue to receive ample attention from analysts and market commentators. Investors looking for a safe way to access this corner of the market should turn to either the

PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF

(DBA) - Get Invesco DB Agriculture Fund Report

or the

Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF

(MOO) - Get VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF Report



Market Vectors India Small Cap ETF

(SCIF) - Get VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF Report


While strength can be felt across Europe, the same can not be said for many of the most popular emerging nations of the globe. The volatile small-cap companies hailing from India and Brazil are getting hit particularly hard, leading SCIF and

Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF

(BRF) - Get VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF Report

to notable losses.

United States Natural Gas Fund

(UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report


Although natural gas prices saw some positive action on Wednesday, the UNG and

iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Total Return Subindex ETN

(GAZ) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN Report

have been unable to capitalize and are taking a notable loss. This decline comes even as the Energy Information Administration releases its weekly storage report, which fell mainly in line with expectations.

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

(GDX) - Get VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF Report


Despite today's tepid market action, gold and ETFs relating to the yellow metal are taking a shot across the bow as investors maintain confidence in the ongoing economic recovery.

Although junior miners tend to behave in a more volatile manner than their large-cap cousins,

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

(GDXJ) - Get VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF Report

is seeing smaller losses than GDX.

All prices as of 2:14 PM EST

At the time of publication, Dion Money Management was long GDX DBA.

This commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet guest contributor program. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of TheStreet or its management.