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.

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GRES ETF Launch: Momentum Meets Commodity


IndexIQ launched today a new ETF offering a wrinkle on the rapidly expanding market for equity-based commodity ETFs.

The IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (NYSEArca: GRES) bills itself as the first global resources hedged ETF. The fund is designed to tackle two common issues with equities-based commodities ETFs: the usual heavy focus on energy and the higher correlation to equities rather than commodities values.

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Pimco Set To Launch Two Bond Funds


Pimco, the world's largest bond fund manager in terms of assets, is set to launch two new Treasury-linked exchange-traded funds.

Pimco 20+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund (NYSEArca: ZROZ) was listed Friday but hasn't launched. The fund will track the BofA Merrill Lynch Long Treasury Principal STRIPS Index.

Net annual operating expenses are pegged at 0.15 percent.

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New China All-Cap ETF Gives Diverse Exposure


Claymore Securities, Inc. launched Monday its third China-focused exchange-traded fund, the Claymore/AlphaShares China All-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: YAO). YAO is designed to provide balanced exposure to investable small-, mid- and large-cap Chinese companies.

The ETF will hold 99 securities, with a capitalization breakdown tilted slightly toward mid- and small-cap stocks.

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VWO Vs. EEM: Which Should You Buy?

VWO and EEM track the same emerging markets index. So why is VWO beating EEM by 4 percent this year?

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New Indexes Add (Some) Clarity To Securities Lending

A more transparent securities-lending industry is emerging, thanks to new indexes that benchmark the sector.

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U.S. Home Price Indexes Point To Stronger Values


The free fall in home values could have had its last breath. New Standard & Poor’s research released Tuesday points to a broad improvement in the sector.

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes—the leading measure of U.S. home prices—have shown now some six months of improved performance, though the annual rate of returns in the 10-City and the 20-City Composites remain in negative territory.

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First Emerging Markets Financial Sector ETF Launches

The first ETF to focus on emerging markets’ financial sectors launched on Wednesday.


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[SIN] China Diversifying Into Silver & Gold

This article takes an in-depth look at China's growing interest in precious metals as a way to hedge its rather large stake in U.S. government debt. If the greenback's value takes a big hit in coming years, economists believe that Chinese leaders are going to more aggressively move to diversify their country's holdings into gold and silver.

Along those lines, Hong Kong officials are actively recruiting Asian central bankers to move their bullion and silver holdings from London to Hong Kong.