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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PowerShares Sets Launch Of Small-Cap Sector Funds

PowerShares, the Wheaton, Ill.-based investment firm best known for its Nasdaq ETF (NasdaqGM: QQQQ), anticipates it will launch in early April the nine
U.S.
small-cap sector ETFs it’s had in the works, betting that smaller companies will deliver better returns than big ones in times of economic turmoil.

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Christian Magoon: Health Care Legislation A Boon For Discerning ETF Investors

The former president of Claymore takes measure of new
U.S.
health care legislation, and says careful ETF investors have the best tools around to profit from the upheaval.

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For Adviser Fees, The Devil Is In The Details

Who knew many financial advisers leave the actual managing of their clients' assets to someone else? And who knew clients might be paying more for it—even if their holdings are in relatively cheap ETFs?

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Van Eck Plans Two Fixed-Income ETFs

Van Eck, a New York-based ETF and mutual fund firm that specializes mostly in natural resources investments, plans to launch two first-of-their-kind fixed-income ETFs—one focused on nondollar-denominated emerging market debt and the other on floating-rate investment-grade bonds.

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ETFs At Center Of Nuclear Renaissance

With oil prices on the rise again and concern about climate change mounting, ETFs are emerging as the "it" security in what could be a new nuclear age.

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ProShares To Roll Out More ‘Geared’ ETFs

ProShares, the world’s largest purveyor of leveraged and inverse ETFs, is preparing a launch of seven funds targeting international markets and the
U.S.
regional banking sector that will raise its number of specialty ETFs to almost 100.

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AdvisorShares, Peritus Plan High-Yield Debt ETF

 

AdvisorShares, a developer and distributor of ETFs, registered a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission last Friday to launch an actively managed high-yield debt ETF with Peritus Asset Management, the first product rollout since the two firms announced a partnership on Feb. 18.

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Direxion Plans Reverse Split On Emerging Market ETF

 

Direxion, an ETF company specializing in inverse and leveraged products, plans a one-for-10 reverse split on shares of its triple-inverse emerging markets ETF (NYSEArca: EDZ) on March 4 to address a 92 percent slide in price last year that has made trading costs too high.

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Legg Mason Files To Issue Active ETFs

 

Asset manager Legg Mason finally made a move to stake a claim in the exchange-traded fund space.

Rumors had Baltimore-based Legg Mason eyeing actively managed ETFs since last fall. This week the company filed papers with the SEC that would allow it to launch just such a family of ETFs.