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Value ETFs Take Center Stage In 2014

Written by David Fabian, April 15th, 2014

Last year, the story was all about traders taking on as much risk as possible to keep up with a fast moving market.  In 2014, we have seen a significant shift in momentum from high growth areas to value opportunities.  This has been precipitated by an increase in overall volatility that has prompted investors to take a second look at more defensive areas of the market.  In addition, there has been a transition to large cap stocks that are considered to be more stalwart during periods of uncertainty.

A graphical representation of this shift is best illustrated in a chart of the iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) versus the iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF (IVW).

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