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.
iPath Dow Jones UBS Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN
Natural gas futures contracts are relatively unchanged, as indicated by the performance seen from the
United States Natural Gas Fund
. Despite this tepid action, the premium-influenced GAZ ETN is heading higher. This week has been a rollercoaster for the trouble instrument. Investors who have tried their luck have and will continue to endure whipsaw action.
Market Vectors India Small Cap ETF
The fast-moving small cap India ETF is heading higher during mid-day trading, ending a five-day streak of losses. The fund's action will be interesting to watch in the coming days. It has struggled against its 200-day moving on a number of occasions since dipping below in late-February.
Other India-related funds including the
WisdomTree India Earnings Fund
iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund
are also seeing gains.
Global X Silver Miners ETF
The silver miner ETF is seeing strength following Tuesday's downturn. Meanwhile, the bullion-backed
iShares Silver Trust
is seeing only limited action to the upside.
Other industry-linked members of the precious metal spectrum are floundering. Both the
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares
ETFS Physical Platinum Shares
funds are in negative territory.
iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Market Index Fund
An earthquake created some turmoil for the Mexico's marketplace on Tuesday. However, as we head into the middle of the week, the EWW has been quick to recover any lost ground.
Latin America has flown under the radar as investors have remained focused on macroeconomic developments taking place elsewhere in developing world like China.
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF
The solar energy industry has seen a good deal of back-and-forth action as global growth concerns have rekindled.
Suntech Power Holdings
Yingli Green Energy
are among the biggest decliners. All three are off over 5%. YGE is suffering a 10% loss.
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN
Stock market indices are following up Tuesday's weak action with another round of choppiness. Despite the red seen across the board, investor confidence appears intact. Both VXX and the VIX benchmark index are heading into negative territory.
VXX has had two strings of five-day losses in March.
ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
has shown signs of stabilizing following last week's extended string of losses. As investors cautiously wade back into this corner of the fixed income market, the leveraged, inverse tracking TBT is taking a shot across the bow.
All prices as of 2:12 PM DST.
Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
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At the time of publication, Dion Money Management did not own any equities mentioned.