Top ETF Winners And Losers In November


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Palladium shined brightest over all other ETFs in November.

ETFs Palladium Trust ( PALL ) soared nearly 13% during the month as workers went on strike at South African mines. The metal used in automobile catalytic converters is produced as a byproduct of platinum. South Africa accounts for 75% of global platinum mine supply.

Bloomberg reported platinum and palladium face the largest shortages in a decade because of mine strikes in South Africa and supply cuts in Russia.

Russia's supply cut came as the U.S. dollar weakened, juicing commodities priced in dollars. Terry Sacka, chief strategist at Cornerstone Asset Metals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., believes palladium prices could finish the year higher, but says his outlook could change depending on the fiscal cliff negotiations.

First Trust Amex Biotech ( FBT ) bolted a little over 10% for the month, while the S&P 500 was nearly flat. Unlike the major market indexes, FBT has regained its 50-day moving average, confirming a strong uptrend.

Biotech stocks are benefiting from strong earnings reports and favorable drug development news, Sam Subramanian, founder of investment research firm AlphaProfit Investments wrote in an email. "Takeover activity in the biotech group remains strong, providing value-creating opportunities for investors. Further, biotech stocks have low correlation to the broad market, a virtue in this economic environment."

Zacks Equity Research reportedGilead Sciences ' ( GILD ) hepatitis C treatment showed positive results in a study.

IShares S&P North American Technology Multimedia Networking Index ( IGN ) rallied almost 10% in November. Its top holdings areMotorola Solutions ( MSI ),Qualcomm (QCOM),Cisco Systems (CSCO), Juniper Networks (JNPR) andF5 Networks (FFIV).

This shows the popularity of the voice-and-data-broadband boom, which shows no signs of slowing down as Americans clamor for the latest and fastest way to access their favorite content, says Don Vandenbord, portfolio manager at Camarda Wealth Advisory Group with $250 million in assets under management in Fleming Island, Fla.

Biggest Losers

The biggest ETF losers in November included ETFs tracking silver and gold miners. These are just pulling back after huge run-ups in September, says Vandenbord.

The only ETF tracking Egypt,Market Vectors Egypt (EGPT), plunged 13% as political turmoil engulfed the North African country. President Mohammed Morsi sparked days of national protest after granting himself sweeping judicial powers.

November's Biggest ETF Gainers And Percent Change

1.ETFs Palladium Trust ( PALL ) 12.57%.

2.EGshares India Consumer (INCO) 11.43%.

3.iShares S&P NA Network ( IGN ) 10.34%.

4.First Trust Amex Biotech ( FBT ) 10.27%.

5.Guggenheim China Real Estate (TAO) 9.96%.

6.Barclays Shrt B Sp 500 ETN (BXDB) 9.66%.

7.Columbia Lg Cp Grw Eq St (RWG) 9.53%.

8.iPath Nickl Etn (JJN) 9.33%.

9.iPath Lead ETN (LD) 9.34%.

10.iPath Tin Etn (JJT) 9.29%

11.VS Inverse Vix Med Term (ZIV) 8.94%.

12.First Trust Nasdaq Cea Smrtphone (FONE) 8.71%.

13.Market Vect India Sm Cap (SCIF) 7.80%.

14.First Tr Ndq Global Auto (CARZ) 7.72%.

15.iShares Msci Taiwan (EWT) 7.54%.

Biggest ETF Losers And Percent Change

1.RBS China Trendpilot Etn (TCHI) -34.75.

2.Db-X MSCI Emg Mkt Fx Hdg (DBEM) -33.59.

3.iPath Se Msci Emrg Mkts (EMSA) -25.69.

4.C-Tracs Citi Vix Etn (CVOL) -25.38.

5.JPM DS US 10 Yr Trs (DSXJ) -20.14.

6.VS Vix Short Term Etn (VIIX) -20.03.

7.iPath SP Vix St Term Fut (VXX) -20.02.

8.Proshrs Vix St Futures (VIXY) -20.00.

9.Global X Uranium (URA) -13.84.

10.Market Vect Egypt Index (EGPT) -13.02.

11.Global X Gold Explorers (GLDX) -12.23.

12.iPath Carbn Etn (GRN) -11.65.

13.Market Vect Jr Gld Mine (GDXJ) -10.72.

14.Market Vect Gold Miners (GDX) -10.12.

15.Global X Silver Miners (SIL) -9.46.

Follow Trang Ho on Twitter @TrangHoETFs .

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing ETFs
Referenced Stocks: FBT , GILD , IGN , MSI , PALL

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