iShares Xinhua China 25 Index (FXI) finished 35% off its highs last Friday, giving back 50% of its 2008 gains, within 14 days, and Gordon reminds us that a 35% loss requires a 50% gain to get back to your starting gate.
One tiger remains standing, however: The iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT) is still up 14% over the same time period. It’s quite a turnaround for the fund. In 2007, it gained only 3.8%. So far this year, it’s up 11.5%, leaving other Asian countries in the dust.