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 Silver Trust
Silver prices are heading higher, pushing both the bullion-backed SLV and the miner-focused
Global X Silver Miners ETF
to noticeable gains.
SLV and SIL are not alone, however. Fellow precious metals ETFs including
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares
are also trading in positive territory.
United States Gasoline Fund
The energy corner of the commodities spectrum is getting a lift, evidenced by the positive action from UGA and
United States Oil Fund
These gains are helping to buoy ETFs designed to target energy-dependant nations.
Global X Norway ETF
Market Vectors Russia ETF
are both powering higher.
Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF
The REMX continues to yo-yo from day to day as investors continue to debate the future of the rare earths industry.
Given its inherent volatility, this fund may not be appropriate for conservative investors. Those willing to take on the risks associated with REMX should keep exposure small and focused.
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF
Vietnam's marketplace has run into heavy headwinds throughout the latter half of May. Shares of VNM have fallen every trading day since May 16, resulting in new all-time lows.
Inflation concerns appear to be playing a major role in Vietnam's downturn. Looking ahead, investors will want to keep this in mind when weighing emerging market options.
iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Subindex Total Return ETN
Although many corners of the commodities market are powering higher, the grains industry is lagging noticeably. JJG is designed to track futures contracts linked to corn, wheat and soybeans.
Fellow agriculture-related ETN
iPath Dow Jones UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN
has gained 1.7%.
iShares S&P North American Technology-Multimedia Networking Index Fund
The networking industry is taking a shot across the bow, leading IGN to some of the ETF industry's most notable losses. Top holding
is taking a noticeable hit, dipping over 3% in early afternoon trading. APKT investors recently learned that the firm's president and CEO unloaded 50,000 shares late last week.
All prices as of 2:14 PM EST
Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management did not own any of the equities mentioned.