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 Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
The Turkish marketplace stands amidst Thursday action. Despite its gains, this nation continues to be volatile, and therefore must be approached with caution.
iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund
is another international ETF leader.
iPath Dow Jones UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN
A variety of commodities futures-based ETFs and ETNs are benefiting in light of the market's afternoon comeback. JJC and the
iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN
are among the biggest movers.
PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund
, which provides combined exposure to copper, zinc and aluminum, is gaining ground as well.
iShares S&P North American Technology-Software Index Fund
The software industry is witnessing a run up today, lifting IGV to noticeable gains. Index leader
is an industry leader, benefiting from a solid earnings performance.
, another major component of IGV, is lagging today. In early afternoon trading the goliath was unchanged.
iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN
Cotton is struggling, leading the futures-tracking BAL to suffer some of the ETF universe's heaviest losses.
BAL has struggled to find footing in recent weeks. Since the start of the April, the ETN has remained locked in a steady downward path, retreating to levels last seen during the latter half of Feb.
Global X Uranium ETF
Investor sentiment towards the nuclear energy industry remains soured, causing ETFs like URA to continue to behave in a shaky manner. URA has fallen for three days straight and is currently retesting the lows it witnessed immediately following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan in March.
Interestingly, Van Eck's nuclear ETF, the
Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF
is witnessing limited losses today.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
The VIX ETNs are retreating as the markets head into positive territory.
Interestingly, although the recent commodities shake up has sparked investor fear, the VXX and the
iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid Term Futures ETN
continue to flirt with previous all- time lows.
All prices as of 2:15 PM EST
Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned the iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund.