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


PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio

(PJP) - Get Invesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF Report



(VVUS) - Get VIVUS, Inc. Report

is taking off following the FDA panel's approval of its weight-loss drug Qnexa. The move ignited a 85% rally and is helping to lift a number of pharmaceutical- and biotechnology-related ETFs including PJP, the

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF


and the

iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund

(IBB) - Get iShares Biotechnology ETF Report


iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get iShares Silver Trust Report

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Silver-related ETFs are enjoying a lift as confidence drives investors into market-correlated asset classes. Both the bullion-backed SLV and the equity-tracking

Global X Silver Miners ETF

(SIL) - Get Global X Silver Miners ETF Report

are up over 2%.

Other corners of the precious metal spectrum are seeing mixed action. The

iShares Gold Trust

(IAU) - Get iShares Gold Trust Report

and the

ETFS Physical Palladium Shares

(PALL) - Get Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF Report

are seeing sub-1% fluctuations.

Market Vectors Vietnam ETF

(VNM) - Get VanEck Vietnam ETF Report


The Vietnam ETF continues to push higher, locking in a fifth day of gains and ascending to levels last seen in late September. Overall, Asia-focused ETFs are witnessing bipolar action. The

iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund

(THD) - Get iShares MSCI Thailand ETF Report

is following VNM higher while the

Market Vectors Indonesia ETF


and the

iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund

(EWY) - Get iShares MSCI South Korea ETF Report

suffer losses.


Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF



The solar energy industry has faced some steep headwinds over the past three days, pushing KWT and the

Guggenheim Solar ETF

(TAN) - Get Invesco Solar ETF Report

to new February lows.

The back-and-forth action over the past month has been wild but is not overly surprising, given the volatile nature of this industry. Investors should use extreme caution here.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN

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


For a second day, the premium-laden natural gas futures-tracking GAZ ETN is at the top of the losers list. The

United States Natural Gas Fund

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

is also heading lower, declining less than 2% in afternoon trading.

GAZ's premium has declined considerably from the highs seen at the start of the week. However, as long as this disconnect persists, this ETN should be avoided.

Market Vectors India Small Cap Index ETF

(SCIF) - Get VanEck Vectors India Growth Leaders ETF Report


India's marketplace is heading lower, pushing SCIF, the

WisdomTree India Earnings ETF

(EPI) - Get WisdomTree India Earnings Fund Report

and other India-related ETFs to a second day of steep downward action. Given the fund's steep run up, it will be interesting to see where SCIF eventually finds its footing.

All prices as of 2:12 PM EST

Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.


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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned iShares Gold Trust.