Of all the nations in the world, no country-focused ETF has been spared in the market shake-up.The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), an exchange-traded fund that serves as a proxy for large-cap U.S. equities, is down 37.4% so far this year. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (EWU) has fallen a staggering 43.8%. The iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ) and the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Fund (FXI) have plunged 35.4% and 52.3%, respectively. Russia has been among the hardest hit. Investors in the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) have choked on a loss of 71.2%.
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