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.


Market Vectors Vietnam ETF

(VNM) - Get VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF Report


Vietnam's marketplace is scoring gains, pushing VNM to industry-leading strength and breaking the fund's eight-day string of losses.

This frontier nation ETF's descent has been sharp and steep. Looking to the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if it can recover some ground.

Other Asia-related ETFs are trudging higher as well. The

iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund

(EWY) - Get iShares MSCI South Korea ETF Report

is up 1.7%.


(XRT) - Get SPDR S&P Retail ETF Report


A strong earnings showing from

Tiffany & Co

(TIF) - Get Tiffany & Co. Report

providing XRT with fuel needed to push higher.

XRT's upward action throughout the start of 2011 has been particularly impressive considering the looming concerns over rising commodity costs. I often turn to this fund as a strong option for investors looking to gain firsthand exposure to the consumer recovery.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Subindex Total Return ETN

(JJG) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN Report


The agriculture sector is witnessing mixed action. As grains-backed funds like JJG and

Teucrium Corn ETF

(CORN) - Get Teucrium Corn Fund Report

tread higher, the

iPath Dow Jones UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN

(BAL) - Get iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN Report

is taking one of the ETF industry's biggest hits.

Despite this bipolarity, the

TheStreet Recommends

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

(DBA) - Get Invesco DB Agriculture Fund Report

is managing to carve out gains.


United States Natural Gas Fund

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


Natural gas prices are stumbling after the Energy Information Administration reported that fuel stockpiles grew by more than was expected.

Once again, the equity-based

First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund

(FCG) - Get First Trust Natural Gas ETF Report

is proving to be a more stable option than futures-backed products like UNG. On Thursday, shares of FCG were up 0.4%.

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report


The physically-based silver ETF is struggling against its 50-day moving average, snapping a three-day streak of gains.

The downward action witnessed from silver is weighing on the broad

ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares

(GLTR) - Get Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF Report

. This fund, designed to track a combination of silver, gold, platinum and palladium is stuck in a downturn as well.

Guggenheim Solar ETF

(TAN) - Get Invesco Solar ETF Report


The solar energy industry is taking a hit, leading TAN lower. This ETF has suffered losses on nine out of the past ten trading days. As a result of this tumble, the fund has retreated to new 2011 lows.

Given their inherently volatile nature, investors should approach TAN and any other alternative energy ETF with caution.

All prices as of 2:14 PM EST

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.


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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management did not own any of the equities mentioned.