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Best and Worst ETFs of 2011

By Ben Steverman - 2011-12-20T03:31:39Z

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Exchange-Traded Fund Winners and Losers

The popularity of ETFs continues to grow, even as two-thirds lost money in 2011. By Nov. 30, according to BlackRock, 1,090 ETFs were listed in the U.S., up 22 percent from 2010, with assets that grew 4.4 percent, to $930 billion.

Bloomberg Rankings analyzed the performance of U.S.-based ETFs. Click ahead for the best performers, followed by the worst.

Note: Unleveraged equity U.S. ETFs with more than $100 million in assets were ranked. Performance figures are from the start of 2011 through Dec. 2.

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