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
Internationally, ETFs tracking Turkey and Indonesia are rallying today and this bodes well for investors holding TUR and the
Market Vectors Indonesia ETF
Both TUR and IDX have staged strong rallies throughout September as investors favor emerging markets over domestic economies.
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares
Palladium has enjoyed a nice bounce as investors pour into the precious metals industry and the markets continues a bullish streak.
Because they are used extensively in the production of catalytic converters, palladium and its cousin platinum are heavily dependent on the performance of the auto industry.
United States Natural Gas Fund
After trading sideways through the end of August and the start of September, the natural gas ETF has managed to bounce. This fund may have some steam left in its tank as hurricane season continues and investors in the East prepare for the cool autumn and winter months. However, I would advise against trying your luck with this troubled fund.
CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
After weeks of warnings from Japanese government officials, the nation finally took action against its currency which has been on an upward trajectory. While today's drop is notable, the long-term outcome of this intervention is yet to be seen. The effect may be minimized if investors continue to turn to the yen as a safe haven and FXY may still hold promise.
iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund
The Thai markets have staged an impressive rally since the middle of May. Over the past few days, however, the fund appears to be taking a break. As with IDX and TUR, THD has been a popular fund as investors seek sanctuary from the economic storms brewing in many developed regions of the globe.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Bank Index Fund
Monday's optimism towards the financial industry has evaporated, leading regional banks to two consecutive days of losses. Although IAT is heading lower, the same can not be said for larger banks. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund
has managed to hold onto slight gains on the day.
The financial industry will likely remain risky as firms find ways to cope with the steeping Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.
iShares S&P North American Technology Semiconductors Index Fund
Some tech players are struggling today, particularly those representing the semiconductor industry. Although IGW got knocked around through August, the fund appears to be on the rebound. I continue to see technology as a promising region of the market as we become increasingly dependent on gadgets in the foreseeable future.
All prices as of 2:15 PM EST
-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
At the time of publication, Dion Money Management was long iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund and iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund.
Don Dion is president and founder of
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