Due to the investor focus on major stock exchanges, the price performance of the Vienna Stock Exchange lagged behind the overall European benchmark index, the Eurostoxx 50. The exchange suffered significant price setbacks in May and June due to global concerns about an overly rapid reduction in expansive central bank monetary policy measures. The ATX reached its low for the year of 2,170.86 points in June, a drop of 9.6% compared to the end of 2012. In the second half of 2013, the ATX achieved gains similar to the major stock exchanges. The ATX reached its high of 2665.66 points in November, an increase of 22.8% over the low for the year. Following volatile price movements towards the end of the year, the index closed the year at 2,546.54 points, representing an overall annual increase of 6.1% for the ATX.