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The Sezzle (ASX:SZL) share price plummeted 8% today

Sezzle was more of a fizzle today as the entire tech sector slumped.
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The Sezzle Inc (ASX: SZL) share price is in free fall today. At the close of trade, shares in the US-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) provider ended at $8.96 – down 8.38%. It’s not the only tech-focused company having a rough day on the market.

Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) is down 5% and Kogan.com Ltd (ASX: KGN) is 3.1% lower. The S&P/ASX All Technology Index (ASX: XTX) lost 2.38% of its value over the day. In fact, the entire market wasn’t so hot today. The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) ended the day down 0.93%.

Let’s take a closer look.

Why Sezzle was a fizzle

Australian markets tend to follow on from developments in the US. As Motley Fool’s own Scott Phillip’s says “When America sneezes, Australia catches a cold.”

As you can gather, shares in America fell overnight. By close of trade, the tech heavy NASDAQ Composite fell 0.72%. Not as steep as our tech sectors fall, to be sure.

The Sezzle share price has been quite volatile over the last month. It’s reached a high of $9.59 and a low of $8.01 in that time. A 20% range in a very short space of time.

Sezzle share price snapshot

While Sezzle shares are in the red today, they’ve been in the green since the beginning of the year – and greatly so. Its shares are up 43% since the first trading day of this year, an impressive return on investment.

Sezzle has a market capitalisation of $928 million.

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The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended Sezzle Inc. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Sezzle Inc. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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