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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WisdomTree Registers New Inflation-Linked ETF


WisdomTree Trust has registered with the SEC a new exchange-traded fund that seeks to give investors long-term returns above the rate of inflation.

To do so, the WisdomTree Real Return Fund (NYSEArca: RRF) will invest in inflation-linked securities such as U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS), bonds and commodities instruments.

RRF will be the newest member in an expanding group of ETFs that seeks to capitalize on investors' rising fears of inflation.

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Equity-Based Commodities: Better Than Futures?

Looking for spot commodity returns? Stock-based ETFs may actually be a better choice than commodity futures.

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UBS Launches New Low-Fee DJ-UBS ETN


Expenses are coming down in the market for commodity-related exchange-traded products.

Just weeks after ETF Securities launched gold and silver bullion ETFs with record-breaking low expense ratios, UBS has set a new bar for futures-based products as well.

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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.