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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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
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.

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A Closed-End Fund ETF?


Invesco PowerShares launched today the first ETF to invest in yield-oriented closed-end funds.

The PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCEF) taps into high-yielding fixed-income and option-related CEFs in an attempt to deliver high payouts and strong returns.

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Egypt ETF Debuts

Van Eck added to its growing lineup of country-specific ETFs today with the launch of the first Egypt-focused fund for U.S. investors.

The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) invests in 28 companies that derive at least 50 percent of their revenues from Egyptian operations. The fund comes with a price tag of 0.94 percent.