After enduring the ups and downs of 2010, exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors were hoping to end the year in the black. The market cooperated as the number of positive-performing ETFs, 68, far outstripped the eight funds that had negative performance numbers, according to available Morningstar data, through Nov. 30, 2010.

By early December, overall year-to-date ETF net assets stood at $40 billion. This represented a 27.5% gain, or $8.6 billion of new assets flowing into ETFs, according to the most recent data on money flows from Select Sector SPDRs.

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