Cinthia Murphy

Cinthia Murphy is head of digital experience, advocating for the user in all that does. She previously served as managing editor and writer for, specializing in ETF content and multimedia. Cinthia’s experience includes time at Dow Jones and former BridgeNews, covering commodity futures markets in Chicago and Brazil equities in Sao Paulo. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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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.

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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.