Dallas, Texas 12/20/2013 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI) is an exchange traded fund which has accumulated a market cap of $5.64 billon. In its previous avatar it was known as FTSE China 25 Index Fund. This index linked fund has set its goal on providing results and gains which are in line with the returns investors are seeking from the FTSE China 25 Index. The fund has retained the services of BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) as in-house advisors to guide their investment activities. The index tracks the returns of 25 Chinese firms which are publicly traded and operate in the “Financials, Telecommunication, Oil & gas, Technology and Consumer goods” sector.
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI) has been struggling to meet up its own expectations set up during the launch of the fund as well as that of its lay investors. It has managed to post sequential losses in its market value right through last week and these losses stretches over the past 12 months. In the trailing 12 months, the stock lost close to 1.78 percent of its market valuation and this gets extended to a wider 5.3 percent loss over the past one month.
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI) stock during trading yesterday has lost close to 2.29 percent during trading yesterday. At these depreciated price points, the stock is trading at 7.59 percent below its prior 52 week price high points and about 23 percent above its 52 week low price point. In the past year, the stock has been range bound between a low of 430.48 and a high of $40.68 per share. In order to retain investor confidence, iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI) has been forced to pay out dividend of $0.89 per share for the past year in spite of the looses it has sustained over the past year.