Cinthia Murphy

Cinthia Murphy is managing editor of, 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.

Features and News

PowerShares Launches 4 Financial ETFs

PowerShares slices and dices the financial industry with four new ETFs.

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UBS Launches Long-Short VIX Futures ETN

UBS raises the bar in the world of VIX by launching a long-short ETN.

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AdvisorShares Files For Alternative Active ETFs

AdvisorShares, the Bethesda, Md.-based boutique fund provider known for its actively managed ETFs, filed to offer three active exchange-traded funds that ditch traditional market-cap-weighted strategies in favor of a forward-looking fundamental investment process that attempts to outperform benchmarks.

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Barclays Rolls Out 11 Leveraged ETNs

iPath rolls out a broad offering of leveraged equity and volatility ETNs.

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Is US Housing Heading For A Double Dip?

U.S. housing prices are still weakening. But is a double-dip in home prices in the cards?

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New Barclays Index Moves Beyond BRIC

Barclays builds on BRIC with new emerging markets index.

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Nasdaq Debuts Correlation-Focused Indexes


Nasdaq OMX Group, one of the most widely watched index providers globally, launched five indexes that track correlation between individual stocks and ETFs in a way it says can help investors capture returns even when the market is down.

The Nasdaq OMX Alpha Indexes measure the relative performance of a single stock or ETF against another single stock or leading ETF, which serves as benchmark, allowing investors to adjust their portfolios to reflect that focused performance.

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Brazil In Focus: Is The Growth Story Real?

Brazil’s success story is for real, but so too are the problems its new president will face.

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Russell Inks Deal To Create Saudi Indexes

Russell Investments indexes signed an agreement with the Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul, that would give it access to prices and other data that would enable it to create equity indexes that track performance of companies in the Middle East. Terms weren’t disclosed.