NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors have begun embracing unloved financial and resource stocks lately. That has given a boost to value funds, which hold out-of-favor shares. During the past three months, large value funds have returned 7.8%, while large growth funds -- which focus on stocks with higher prices -- gained 6.4%, according to Morningstar.The leadership of value stocks represents a shift from recent trends. Since the financial crisis, investors have generally preferred growth names, including technology and consumer stocks. Favored companies delivered growth at a time when many businesses have struggled.
Value Funds Could Take the Lead
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