NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Welcome to Don Dion's "Daily ETF Winners and Losers." Be sure to stop by each day to find out which ETFs are gaining or losing.
iPath S&P VIX Mid Term Futures ETN ( VXZ) -1.5% The markets have moved into positive territory as we head towards the close of the week, leading fear-tracking VIX ETNs like VXZ and iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN ( VXX) to losses. Looking to the days ahead, it will be interesting to see how VXX and VXZ behave. Investors remain jittery as Washington lawmakers continue to butt heads over debt ceiling negotiations. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV) -1.3% Silver prices are taking a hit as market strength instills confidence in investors and drives many into riskier asset classes. Although investors have been turning to silver for shelter from uncertainty, it is crucial to note that, because this metal is used across a number of industries, it can be influenced by the day-to-day action in the markets. In the event of continued strength, funds like SLV could prove popular. All prices as of 2:16 PM EST Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.