Cinthia Murphy

Cinthia Murphy is managing editor of ETF.com, specializing in all things ETFs. Her experience includes time at Dow Jones and former BridgeNews, covering commodity futures markets in Chicago and Brazil equities in Sao Paulo. Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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iShares Plans Int’l Preferred Stock ETF

iShares, BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds unit, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to market a dividend-focused ETF that will own preferred stock in developed markets outside the U.S.

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Vanguard Rolls Out Cheapest Global ETF

Vanguard rolls out a competitor to its own VEU that uses a different index.

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Global X Plans 4 International ETFs

Global X canvasses the globe in a new filing covering four funds.

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AdvisorShares Unveils Short-Only ETF

AdvisorShares, the Bethesda, Md.-based ETF sponsor known for its actively managed strategies, today launched a short-only U.S. equities ETF that’s designed to capture alpha in “any market environment” by short-selling the market’s underperformers.

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New FTSE, AlphaSimplex Indexes Target Risk

FTSE Group, the global index provider behind thousands of benchmarks worldwide, launched a series of indexes in partnership with Andrew Lo’s Cambridge, Mass.-based investment advisor AlphaSimplex Group that are designed to capture long-term expected returns in a risk-controlled environment.

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Case-Shiller: US Home Values Slip Again

A double-dip in U.S. home prices is starting to look inevitable.

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Investors Moving Toward ETFs, Cogent Says

Investors are moving away from mutual funds and toward ETFs, as Vanguard shines.

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iShares Files For Volatility-Focused ETFs

iShares, BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds unit and the world’s largest purveyor of ETFs, filed paperwork for two ETFs that, by relying on a volatility screen, would offer investors a new twist on the MSCI USA and the MSCI EAFE indexes in an effort to mitigate risk associated with the widely known MSCI benchmarks.

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Energy ETFs Look Prospective, S&P Says

Rising oil prices and growth make energy ETFs worth looking at—for now.