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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.


PowerShares DB Base Metals ETF

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Base metals are scoring nice gains today helping not only futures- backed products such as DBB and

iPath Dow Jones UBS Copper Total Return Subindex ETN


but also miner-related funds.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF

(XME) - Get Free Report

is another big mover as we look towards the second half of the week.

iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund

(THD) - Get Free Report


The Thai markets headed higher today as investors continued to look to emerging and frontier markets for opportunity. THD's top holding, PTT was in the news today after it reportedly withdrew its bid to purchase local Carrefour assets valued at $1 billion. This energy firm accounts for over 10% of the fund's total assets.

ETFS Physical Palladium Shares

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Precious metals are gaining steam as investors continue to digest Tuesday's FOMC minutes. Palladium, as tracked by PALL, is leading the way while miner-related gold funds such as

Market Vectors Gold Miner ETF

(GDX) - Get Free Report

is following close behind.

Gold has had a strong run up recently, however, as investors continue to seek out protection against market turmoil, precious metal funds could have further to run.


SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF

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The markets are choppy today and the financial industry is bearing a lot of the pain. Regional banks and insurance players are leading the laggards lower, as evidenced by the dips from KRE,

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banking ETF

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SPDR KBW Insurance ETF

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iShares S&P North American Technology-Semiconductors Index Fund

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Technology is another laggard today, with IGV and the

SPDR S&P Semiconductors ETF

(XSD) - Get Free Report

taking shots.

Although it beat analysts' earnings estimates, software giant


(ADBE) - Get Free Report

offered only tepid guidance for the future. In response, the market has taken the firm's shares to task, causing them to dip nearly 20% in early afternoon trading.

iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund

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ETFs designed to track the major U.S. stock indices are taking a shot today with the Russell getting hit the hardest. IWM, the

iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund

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and the

iShares Russell 2000 Value index Fund

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are all among the biggest losers today.

Today, Vanguard announced the launch of a suite of new products designed to track the Russell indexes. This is the second time in recent weeks that the firm has taken a direct shot at the ETF offerings from



(BLK) - Get Free Report

iShares branch.

All prices as of 2:14 PM EST.

-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.

At the time of publication, Dion Money Management was long iShares MSCI Thailand Investable Market Index Fund and Market Vectors Gold Miner ETF.

Don Dion is president and founder of

Dion Money Management

, a fee-based investment advisory firm to affluent individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, where he is responsible for setting investment policy, creating custom portfolios and overseeing the performance of client accounts. Founded in 1996 and based in Williamstown, Mass., Dion Money Management manages assets for clients in 49 states and 11 countries. Dion is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Maine and has more than 25 years' experience working in the financial markets, having founded and run two publicly traded companies before establishing Dion Money Management.

Dion also is publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provides to a broad range of investors his commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. With more than 100,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 29 other countries, Fidelity Independent Adviser publishes six monthly newsletters and three weekly newsletters. Its flagship publication, Fidelity Independent Adviser, has been published monthly for 11 years and reaches 40,000 subscribers.