While lagging in returns, value ETFs are about to play catch-up as global growth grows.
If the value factor is poised to outperform, these five funds offer different takes—and returns—on the segment.
Direxion leaps across the Atlantic to test Europe's appetite for some of its leveraged funds, just when the SEC has put a temporary freeze on new geared funds in the U.S.
New research from Morgan Stanley found that inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs topped $11.6 billion in the first three months of 2007, bringing total ETF assets in the U.S. to approximately $480 billion. That actually represents a significant slowdown in asset growth, as it calculates out to just 10 percent annualized growth. In comparison, the industry grew 40 percent in 2006.
First Trust rolls out 17 alpha-seeking ETFs, pushing the total number of U.S.-listed ETFs over 500.