NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are five ETFs to watch this week.SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY) This week we kick off the second quarter of 2012. From an economic perspective, the first week of April is a busy one, particularly for the jobs picture. On Friday, all eyes will turn to the monthly nonfarm payroll report. The bar has been set high; during the past three months, we have enjoyed some solid signs of improvement on this front. History is on the market's side. Over the years, April has consistently proven to be a strong month for stocks. Nevertheless, although the market's strength and resilience during the opening months of the year have boosted confidence, patience is still warranted.
MOO relies heavily on the performance of this seed giant. Monsanto is the fund's No. 1 holding and accounts for more than 7% of its portfolio. Investors looking for agriculture exposure have a number of options at their disposal. In addition to MOO, which tracks popular companies like Monsanto and Deere ( DE), there is the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund ( DBA). By tracking a basket of futures contracts, the fund provides investors with direct exposure to crop price fluctuations. In 2012, the equity-backed MOO has been the better bet, outperforming DBA by a comfortable margin. iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK) Late last week, investors were greeted to some mixed news regarding the state of the consumer. Although income growth was uninspiring, the personal spending data exceeded analysts' expectations. Questions have lingered regarding the state of U.S. consumers, but recent reports appear to indicate that they are still showing resilience. The 5 Dumbest Things 'April Fool's' Quiz As wallets stay open, funds like IYK and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Index Fund ( IYC) could push higher. -- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.