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. Winners Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) 5.6% Monday's market jump was not enough to quell investors' fears. On Tuesday, rising gold prices helped gold miners lead the ETF industry as investors continued to seek out defensive plays. Given the recent rollercoaster ride we have endured over the past week, it might be surprising to learn that GDX has broken out to a new 2010 high and is less than 5% away from a new 52-week high. iShares Silver Trust (SLV) 4.2% Silver is another precious metal scoring big gains today. Over the past week, SLV has beaten out physically-based precious metal ETFs designed to track gold, palladium and platinum. Right now, silver is at the center of controversy as regulators launch criminal and civil investigations of JPMorgan's influence over the silver market. Losers Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy Index ETF (TAN) -2.2% The troubled solar energy ETF is struggling to regain some ground after dipping below the $7.50 level late last week. Today's dip does little to aid the fund's prospects. TAN has shown to be a wildly volatile ETF over the past few weeks. Until the fund's performance settles, I would advise investors to watch from the sidelines. Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) -2.0% While the fund pocketed strong gains with the rest of the market on Monday, the coal ETF's jump was erased on Tuesday as jitters sent investors fleeing the fund. KOL fell just below its 200-day moving average before being lifted by yesterday's market strength. Investors should keep an eye on its performance to see if it has any bounce left, or weather a major breakdown is on the way. iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (EWP) -1.6% The euphoria surrounding the European aid plan for Greece has worn off and investors are once again punishing the markets of the most debt laden euro members. Among the funds most susceptible to a dip right now are EWP and the iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund (EWI). I continue to advise investors to steer clear of these and other Europe focused funds.
PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) -1.9% While precious metals like silver and gold are scoring gains today, base metals like aluminum and copper are taking a nosedive. Concerns over China's economy and a possible slowdown there have the markets nervous. The fund has struggled to find support since the middle of April and in the first days of May has fallen below its 200-day moving average. All prices as of 2:15 PM EST At the time of publication, Dion Money Management owned GDX.