NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's "Daily ETF Winners and Losers." Be sure to stop by each day to find out which ETFs are gaining or losing.


Global X Lithium ETF

(LIT) - Get Report


Strength is driving investors back into market-correlated asset classes. Equity-backed funds related to the commodities sector are seeing a particularly strong run-up. LIT,

Global X Uranium ETF

(URA) - Get Report

and the

First Trust ISE Global Copper Index ETF


are among the industry's biggest gainers.

Volatile, futures-tracking ETNs are strengthening as well. The

iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN

(SGG) - Get Report

is up after eight consecutive days of losses.

PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio

(PGF) - Get Report


Income-focused ETFs are seeing strength as the market's upward action leads investors to take cautious steps back into the risk. Preferred stock ETFs such as PGF and

iShares S&P Preferred Stock Index Fund

(PFF) - Get Report

are seeing welcomed gains, recouping losses suffered during their steep, three-day slides.

Master-limited partnerships are rising as well, pushing the

JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN

(AMJ) - Get Report

to industry-leading gains.

The yields associated with MLPs may make them attractive among income-focused investors. However, given the shakiness recently in the energy markets recently, this corner of the marketplace may be in for some rocky action.

iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund

(EWA) - Get Report


iShares Australia and other commodities-heavy international ETFs are leading the way higher. Top holdings

BHP Billiton

(BHP) - Get Report


Rio Tinto

(RIO) - Get Report

are up over 5% and 8% respectively. Together, these two mining goliaths account for close to one-fifth of the fund's assets.


iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund

(ECH) - Get Report

is another big mover.

SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF

(RWO) - Get Report


Real estate-related ETFs are witnessing gains as market strength instills investor confidence in the global growth picture. RWO,

iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund

(REM) - Get Report


iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund

(ICF) - Get Report

are three of the biggest movers from this sector.

Interestingly, the homebuilder sector is seeing bipolar action. While the

SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF

(XHB) - Get Report

is seeing small gains, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund

(ITB) - Get Report

is off nearly 1%.


iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report


Silver prices are taking a hit as newly invigorated investors file out of safe haven precious metals. Silver has become a peculiar commodity to watch; although it is used extensively across a number of industries, it has recently become a darling with fearful investors.

With Tuesday's losses, SLV has retreated to its 50-day moving average.

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN

(VXX) - Get Report


The market's rebound following Monday's staggering losses is helping to inject some much-needed confidence into investors. As a result, the fear-tracking VXX is taking a hit.

VXX and other VIX-tracking exchange-traded products are sure to be interesting to watch in the days ahead.

All prices as of 2:13 PM EST

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.


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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned the iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund.