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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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.

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Van Eck Amends Filing For Junior Miners ETF

Van Eck Global has filed an amendment to its original filing, continuing the process to launch the market's first small- and mid-cap mining exchange-traded fund.