FYI: The bad news is that yield on many fixed-income securities took it on the chin this year. The good news is that it means it was a good year for bond price appreciation. What follows is a list of the top 10 performing non-leveraged bond exchange-traded funds (in ascending order) in terms of price appreciation year to date, through November 22. An overarching theme here is that long-term bonds have been the place to be. And Treasury STRIPS, or Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities, have been especially rewarding.