Microcap Stock Index faces two sell offs to fall 3.3%

In what was a down week for stocks across the board, the Bowser Microcap Stock Index posted once of its largest slides of the year, falling 16.4 points from Friday, April 12's close of 503.10. The Index began the week with a 2.3% dip, in what was the year's worst sell off in all markets. It then partially recovered (to 495.37) on Tuesday, only to fall another 1.7% on Wednesday, finishing out the week rather flat. See the chart below for a visual representation.

Bowser Microcap Stock Index 04/12/13 to 04/19/13

Bowser Microcap Stock Index 04/12/13 to 04/19/13

Compared to major indexes, the Bowser Microcap Stock Index fell in last place, with the largest loss. Second from last was the Russell 2000, showing smaller stocks taking most of the heat last week. No index performed well, however; with the S&P 500 posting the smallest loss at 2.1%.

The other major indexes were as follows:

There were no changes to the Index's companies this week.

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Information in this blog post contains references to past Bowser recommendations. This blog post contains no recommendations, and instead relies on data gathered on past recommendations from sources thought to be reliable.