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 Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ( TLT) -0.4% Long-term Treasuries, as tracked through TLT, have struggled recently as investors opt out of defensive bond plays in favor of more risky asset classes. Since late June, this fund has bounced along sideways. Today, it is testing its 50-day moving average. Given the volatile nature of the markets, defense should not ever be entirely abandoned. Bond funds such as TLT will continue to provide stability when markets get jittery. All prices as of 2:13 PM EST -- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.