NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are five ETFs to watch this week.Teucrium Corn ETF ( CORN) This futures-based corn ETF took off at the close of last week following the USDA's decision to slash supply expectations. The fund is currently trading at all-time highs. Skyrocketing food prices are helping to thrust equity-based agricultural ETFs into the spotlight. As I noted last week, the veteran Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO) has become wildly sought after. According to the May flow data compiled by the National Stock Exchange, the fund topped the list of inflow gainers. The popularity has aided fledgling agriculture ETFs as well. Although it has only been available for a few weeks, the Global X Fertilizer/Potash ETF ( SOIL) has gotten off to a strong start, with the fund's average daily trading volume already topping the 100,000 shares. iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund ( EPU) The Peru ETF had a roller-coaster performance last week as investors digested the results of the nation's recent presidential election. Although the fund started off the week with a steep drop, revisiting previous 2011 lows, it spent much of the ensuing days recovering lost ground. In the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see how politics will affect the performance of Peru's markets. Miners, which account for a large percentage of EPU's index, could take a hit in the event that the newly elected president attempts to raise taxes. SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) A number of retailers are scheduled to report their quarterly earnings performance this week. The performance and outlooks from companies such as Best Buy ( BBY) and Kroger ( KR) will provide investors with information regarding the state of the U.S. and global consumer. This week's economic calendar boasts a number of consumption-focused data points as well. On Tuesday, the retail sales report for May will be released. XRT has run into significant headwinds recently as dicey market action weighs on investor outlooks. I urge investors to keep this fund on the radar, however. The consumer's recovery remains an interesting story to watch.
iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund ( DVY) Dividend investing has fallen into favor in recent weeks as investors attempt to defend their portfolios against market turmoil. DVY has proven to be a popular destination for cautious ETF investors. The fund has enjoyed above average trading volumes on six of the past seven trading sessions. On Thursday, Global X announced the launch of a new product aimed at satisfying investor demand for dividend-paying equities. The Global X SuperDividend ETF ( SDIV) has gotten off to an excellent start, with trading volume over 300,000 on its opening day. While investors should continue to hold off until the fund generates a stable following, SDIV could prove to be a force to be reckoned with among dividend ETFs. SPDR S&P Homebuilder ETF ( XHB) The homebuilder ETFs have had a rough start to June as the outlook for the residential real estate industry remains weak. Since the start of the month, the fund has seen only one day of upward action. Investors will learn more about the start of the housing market during the middle this week as a deluge of industry-specific reports come through the wires. XHB will be particularly interest on watch on Thursday when top holding Pier 1 Imports ( PIR) reports earnings. Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
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