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

iShares Rolls Out Ireland ETF, Two Others

iShares, the world’s largest ETF provider, launched three country-specific funds today, including one focused on
, a country that’s currently struggling with unemployment and sluggish consumer spending.

The iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EIRL) is likely to be joined before long by other Ireland-centered funds now in registration from firms such as PowerShares and State Street Global Advisors.

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Noah Hamman: Future Is Bright For Actively Managed ETFs

The CEO of AdvisorShares says the SEC’s recent decision to look more carefully at the use of derivatives in exchange-traded funds will neither change his firm’s plans nor its belief that the future is bright for actively managed ETFs.

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Trader Vic: Gov’t ‘Hypocritical’ On Regulation

The outspoken commodities trader and author shares his thoughts on the financial reform debate.

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ProShares Launches Regional Bank ETFs

ProShares, the world’s biggest purveyor of so-called geared exchange-traded funds, launched a pair of ETFs focused on the
regional banking sector, the first of their kind for investors.

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New Small-Cap ETFs Give Investors Fresh Tools

A slew of small-cap ETFs that have hit the market in the past month are giving investors a whole new array of tools for picking the most prospective countries or industries as the global economic recovery takes shape and gathers momentum.

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IndexIQ Rolls Out Small-Cap Korea ETF

IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based ETF firm known for its hedge fund replication strategies, launched a small-cap exchange-traded fund today focused on
South Korea, its third launch in a lineup that will include 13 small-cap strategies targeting commodities and Asian economies.

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New Study Details ETF Use By U.S. Institutions

The percentage of U.S. institutional investors using exchange-traded funds is expected to grow from its current level of 14 percent, a noteworthy forecast considering big players like pension funds and endowments already represent half the assets invested in ETFs in the
, according to a new study.

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Van Eck Launches Small-Cap LatAm ETF

Van Eck, a New York-based ETF and mutual fund firm specializing mostly in natural resources investments, launched a small-cap ETF focused on all of
Latin America, with almost two-thirds of the portfolio dedicated to a combination of Brazilian and Mexican companies.