Sunday, May 31, 2009

Who is Al Koch? - (GM to file for Chapter 11)

Read on Bloomberg "GM to Name Al Koch to Top Restructuring Position, WSJ Reports"

Also on marketwatch "GM set to file Ch. 11 Monday morning"

Who is AL Koch?

Albert A. Koch, a turnaround specialist and managing director at the advisory company AlixPartners LLP, was a partner with Ernst & Young for 14 years, including seven years as Managing Partner of the firm's Detroit office. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Elizabethtown College, and is a member of several professional associations. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, its Treasurer and a member of its Board of Directors. He also is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Institute of CPAs.

Mr. Koch served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Kmart Corporation. In this position, he provided executive leadership and led the development of a multi-year operating business plan, as well as driving financial performance in conformity with the plan. His other assignments have included serving as interim CFO of Oxford Health Plans and leading the restructuring of Ryder System, Inc., which resulted in the building of significant shareholder value.

In 30th June 2002, Al Koch was appointed as interim President & CEO of Champion Enterprises Inc which was in the brink of bankruptcy. To prevent chapter 11 filing, he closed down the company's (manufactured) housing loan origination business, HomePride Finance Corp, four manufacturing facilities and 35 retail sales centers. After putting the company on the path to sustainable profitablity, he stepped down and a new CEO was appointed in 2004. But was the success of the turnaround due to the housing bubble that was brewing because of Greenspan's low interest rate. Currently the company's shares are trading at $0.44.

By appointed Al Koch, GM is again doing more of the same - appointing accountants and business graduates to the top position. They need to appointing someone with engineering experience with an understanding of business, reason being GM is firstly an engineering company and secondly a manufacturing company. This current appointment will send the wrong message to the rank and file.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Super Size Me

Market Gained over 1 Pct in the last 22 mins

On 29 may 2009 market moved up towards the end of the market after a choppy day.


From Marketwatch.com

U.S. stocks post firm gains for the month of May


NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks finished the week and the month of May on a high note, as rallying commodities led the market to higher ground on Friday and helped give the broad market a 5.3% gain for the month. After a late rally on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU 8,500, +96.69, +1.15%) gained 96 points, or 1.1%, to end at 8,500. Shares of General Motors Corp. (GM 0.78, +0.03, +4.00%) still slumped 33% as markets braced for the auto giant's bankruptcy. The S&P 500 index (SPX 919.14, +12.31, +1.36%) rose 12 points, or 1.4%, to 919, while the Nasdaq Composite (COMP 1,774, +22.54, +1.29%) rose 22 points, or 1.3%, to 1,774. For the week, the Dow gained 2.7%, the S&P rose 3.6%, and the Nasdaq gained 4.9%. For the month, the Dow rose 4%, the S&P gained 5.3%, and the Nasdaq rose 3.3%.

US Stocks Slightly Higher In Choppy Trade; Materials Up - MarketWatch

US Stocks Slightly Higher In Choppy Trade; Materials Up - MarketWatch

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Rethink your email, IM, Text Messaging - With Google Wave

Came across an article on nextbigfuture.com about Google Wave, a new model for communication and collaboration on the web


Other E Reader -readius




Weight:
Ultra light. At 115g just one third the average weight of current eBook readers
Display size:
Large 5" display, 16 greyscales
Device size:
The only pocket sized eReader
Battery life:
30 hours of continuous reading
Connectivity:
Global wireless connectivity, with the greatest coverage of any eReader (Tri Band/3.5G HSDPA)
Supporting ActiveSync and USB mass storage (USB FS)
Communication with accessories and other devices (Bluetooth 2.0)
Processor:
Powerful processing engine (ARM11 400MHz)
Storage:
Flexible, today commercially available up to 8GB (High Capacity Micro SD)
User Interface:
Just 8 SimpleTouch Buttons

New E Readers' - Kindle take note

New E Reader Amazon Kindle alternative

Watch this report on Cool-er Reader by David Pogue.

Coolreaders specification click here

Alexander Wolfe in his blog did make a good point

The deal is, ebook competitors can come up with platforms which slice bread and take you out dancing. It won't matter. Amazon has become the iTunes of the electronic book world, and its competitors are destined to fates comparable to those of the iPod's mp3-player alternatives. Namely, miniscule market shares.

But this new product, which already is making buzz in the electronic world, is more about the technology than the content in its library. Plastic Logic has made a reader using plastic screen thereby reducing weight. Hopefully Amazon can incorporate it in the next version Kindle 3.0.
Here is what Technology Review wrote about this new product

The company hopes to carve out a niche with its touch-based interface.

As with both the Kindle and the Sony Reader, Plastic Logic's display is built using E-ink: black and white microcapsules are suspended in a liquid and controlled using an electric charge. When a charge is applied, the microcapsules assume their position and form black text on a white background. However, in Plastic Logic's reader, the E-ink is deposited on a lightweight plastic backplane instead of on a glass backplane. Plastic Logic says that the plastic backplane allows for a larger reading area without adding more weight or bulk, and this makes the device more robust.

Plastic Logic hopes to further distinguish its reader from Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader by targeting those who read business documents created using Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, as well as image files and standard e-reader files. The goal is to eliminate "the huge stack of papers that people take with them when they travel," says Glass. Many people need to sort through thousands of documents quickly, he adds, and want to mark them up by circling or underlining items or by adding notes.

Watch Video from MIT Tech Review website.




What's the next holy grail for e-reader "Color Display"



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Sorting the Jewels from the Junk in the iTunes Store - Top 11 iPhone Applications - TIME

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Stocks cling to gains after sentiment uptick - MarketWatch

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Microsoft Bing: The Full Press Release

Microsoft Bing: The Full Press Release

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U.S. stocks pointing higher with data, GM in view - MarketWatch

U.S. stocks pointing higher with data, GM in view - MarketWatch

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S&P Futures up 4.5 (0.5%), Nasday Futures up 4.25 points (0.3%) and Dow futures up 37 points (0.44%) on June 09 contracts. (9.08 AM)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

John Dvorak's Second Opinion: The good news and bad news on Bing - MarketWatch

John Dvorak's Second Opinion: The good news and bad news on Bing - MarketWatch

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Stocks regain pace after Treasury auction - MarketWatch

Stocks regain pace after Treasury auction - MarketWatch

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PC Mag Bing Screen Print -- Who is Sascha Segan?

PC Mag Bing Sascha Segan
Lazy to do another print screen. In slide show related to today's (05/28) PC magazine article " Hands On with Microsoft's Bing Search" you can see a Microsoft outlook notification at the bottom of the screen from Sascha Segan.

US Stocks Turn Lower On New Home Sales Data - MarketWatch

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U.S. stocks turn negative after housing data - MarketWatch

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Futures up

The S&P 500 Jun 08 is up 4.5 (0.50%) Nasdaq 100 Jun 09 up 6.5 points (0.46%) and Dow Jones Futures is up 47 points (0.57%) at9.28 AM (28 May 2009)


Auto sector remains in focus; Time Warner to spin off AOL unit

New Orders
New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $3.0 billion or 1.9 percent to $161.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the second increase in the last three months and followed a 2.1 percent March decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.8 percent. Excluding defense, new orders also increased 1.0 percent.
Shipments
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in April, down nine consecutive months, decreased $0.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $174.2 billion. This was the longest streak of consecutive monthly decreases since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 1.9 percent March decrease.
Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in April, down seven consecutive months, decreased $8.9 billion or 1.2 percent to $748.9 billion. This followed a 1.7 percent March decrease.
Inventories
Inventories of manufactured durable goods in April, down four consecutive months, decreased $2.6 billion or 0.8 percent to $327.0 billion. This followed a 1.7 percent March decrease.

Capital Goods Industries

Nondefense
Nondefense new orders for capital goods in April decreased $1.0 billion or 2.0 percent to $49.5 billion.
Defense
Defense new orders for capital goods in April increased $2.0 billion or 23.2 percent to $10.8 billion.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FDIC - Report more banks in problem list

Twenty-one FDIC-insured institutions failed during the first quarter, the largest number since the fourth quarter in 1992. The FDIC's "Problem List" grew during the quarter from 252 to 305 institutions, and total assets of problem institutions increased from $159 billion to $220 billion.

Not Generating enough cash/profits?

Three out of five insured institutions reported lower net income in the first quarter and one in five was unprofitable.

Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported net income of $7.6 billion in the first quarter of 2009, a decline of $11.7 billion (60.8 percent) from the $19.3 billion that the industry earned in the first quarter of 2008.

list of failed banks since 2000

This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000.

Bank NameCERT #Closing DateUpdated Date
Citizens National Bank, Macomb, IL5757May 22 2009May 27 2009
Strategic Capital Bank, Champaign, IL35175May 22 2009May 27 2009
BankUnited, FSB, Coral Gables, FL32247May 21 2009May 27, 2009
Westsound Bank, Bremerton, WA34843May 8, 2009May 12, 2009
America West Bank, Layton, UT35461May 1, 2009May 18, 2009
Citizens Community Bank, Ridgewood, NJ57563May 1, 2009May 7, 2009
Silverton Bank, N.A., Atlanta, GA26535May 1, 2009May 7, 2009
First Bank of Idaho, Ketchum, ID34396April 24, 2009May 18, 2009
First Bank of Beverly Hills, Calabasas, CA32069April 24, 2009May 18, 2009
Michigan Heritage Bank, Farmington Hills, MI34369April 24, 2009May 7, 2009
American Southern Bank, Kennesaw, GA57943April 24, 2009May 7, 2009
Great Basin Bank of Nevada, Elko, NV33824April 17, 2009May 18, 2009
American Sterling Bank, Sugar Creek, MO8266April 17, 2009May 7, 2009
New Frontier Bank, Greeley, CO34881April 10, 2009May 7, 2009
Cape Fear Bank, Wilmington, NC34639April 10, 2009May 7, 2009
Omni National Bank, Atlanta, GA22238March 27, 2009May 7, 2009
TeamBank, National Association, Paola, KS4754March 20, 2009May 7, 2009
Colorado National Bank, Colorado Springs, CO18896March 20, 2009May 7, 2009
FirstCity Bank, Stockbridge, GA18243March 20, 2009May 7, 2009
Freedom Bank of Georgia, Commerce, GA57558March 6, 2009May 7, 2009
Security Savings Bank, Henderson, NV34820February 27, 2009May 7, 2009
Heritage Community Bank, Glenwood, IL20078February 27, 2009May 7, 2009
Silver Falls Bank, Silverton, OR35399February 20, 2009May 7, 2009
Pinnacle Bank of Oregon, Beaverton, OR57342February 13, 2009May 7, 2009
Corn Belt Bank and Trust Company, Pittsfield, IL16500February 13, 2009May 7, 2009
Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast, Cape Coral, FL34563February 13, 2009May 7, 2009
Sherman County Bank, Loup City, NE5431February 13, 2009May 7, 2009
County Bank, Merced, CA22574February 6, 2009May 7, 2009
Alliance Bank, Culver City, CA23124February 6, 2009May 7, 2009
FirstBank Financial Services, McDonough, GA57017February 6, 2009May 7, 2009
Ocala National Bank, Ocala, FL26538January 30, 2009May 7, 2009
Suburban Federal Savings Bank, Crofton, MD30763January 30, 2009May 7, 2009
MagnetBank, Salt Lake City, UT58001January 30, 2009May 7, 2009
1st Centennial Bank, Redlands, CA33025January 23, 2009May 1, 2009
Bank of Clark County, Vancouver, WA34959January 16, 2009April 24, 2009
National Bank of Commerce, Berkeley, IL19733January 16, 2009April 24, 2009
Sanderson State Bank, Sanderson, TX
En Español
11568December 12, 2008April 24, 2009
Haven Trust Bank, Duluth, GA35379December 12, 2008April 24, 2009
First Georgia Community Bank, Jackson, GA34301December 5, 2008April 24, 2009
PFF Bank and Trust, Pomona, CA28344November 21, 2008April 24, 2009
Downey Savings and Loan, Newport Beach, CA30968November 21, 2008April 24, 2009
The Community Bank, Loganville, GA16490November 21, 2008April 24, 2009
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA23595November 7, 2008April 24, 2009
Franklin Bank, SSB, Houston, TX26870November 7, 2008April 24, 2009
Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL57930October 31, 2008April 24, 2009
Alpha Bank & Trust, Alpharetta, GA58241October 24, 2008April 28, 2009
Meridian Bank, Eldred, IL13789October 10, 2008April 24, 2009
Main Street Bank, Northville, MI57654October 10, 2008April 24, 2009
Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, NV and Washington Mutual Bank FSB, Park City, UT32633September 25, 2008April 24, 2009
Ameribank, Northfork, WV6782September 19, 2008April 24, 2009
Silver State Bank, Henderson, NV
En Español
34194September 5, 2008April 28, 2009
Integrity Bank, Alpharetta, GA35469August 29, 2008April 24, 2009
The Columbian Bank and Trust, Topeka, KS22728August 22, 2008April 24, 2009
First Priority Bank, Bradenton, FL57523August 1, 2008April 24, 2009
First Heritage Bank, NA, Newport Beach, CA57961July 25, 2008April 24, 2009
First National Bank of Nevada, Reno, NV27011July 25, 2008April 24, 2009
IndyMac Bank, Pasadena, CA29730July 11, 2008April 24, 2009
First Integrity Bank, NA, Staples, MN12736May 30, 2008April 24, 2009
ANB Financial, NA, Bentonville, AR33901May 9, 2008April 24, 2009
Hume Bank, Hume, MO1971March 7, 2008April 24, 2009
Douglass National Bank, Kansas City, MO24660January 25, 2008April 24, 2009
Miami Valley Bank, Lakeview, OH16848October 4, 2007April 24, 2009
NetBank, Alpharetta, GA32575September 28, 2007April 24, 2009
Metropolitan Savings Bank, Pittsburgh, PA35353February 2, 2007April 24, 2009
Bank of Ephraim, Ephraim, UT1249June 25, 2004April 9, 2008
Reliance Bank, White Plains, NY26778March 19, 2004April 9, 2008
Guaranty National Bank of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL26838March 12, 2004April 24, 2009
Dollar Savings Bank, Newark, NJ31330February 14, 2004April 9, 2008
Pulaski Savings Bank, Philadelphia, PA27203November 14, 2003July 22, 2005
The First National Bank of Blanchardville,
Blanchardville, WI
11639May 9, 2003April 24, 2009
Southern Pacific Bank, Torrance, CA27094February 7, 2003October 20, 2008
The Farmers Bank of Cheneyville, Cheneyville, LA16445December 17, 2002October 20, 2004
The Bank of Alamo, Alamo, TN9961November 8, 2002March 18, 2005
AmTrade International Bank of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
En Español
33784September 30, 2002September 11, 2006
Universal Federal Savings Bank, Chicago, IL29355June 27, 2002April 9, 2008
Connecticut Bank of Commerce, Stamford, CT19183June 26, 2002April 24, 2009
New Century Bank, Shelby Township, MI34979March 28, 2002March 18, 2005
Net 1st National Bank, Boca Raton, FL26652March 1, 2002April 9, 2008
NextBank, N.A., Phoenix, AZ22314February 7, 2002April 24, 2009
Oakwood Deposit Bank Company, Oakwood, OH8966February 1, 2002April 24, 2009
Bank of Sierra Blanca, Sierra Blanca, TX22002January 18, 2002November 6, 2003
Hamilton Bank, N.A., Miami, FL
En Español
24382January 11, 2002April 24, 2009
Sinclair National Bank, Gravette, AR34248September 7, 2001February 10, 2004
Superior Bank, FSB, Hinsdale, IL32646July 27, 2001April 24, 2009
The Malta National Bank, Malta, OH6629May 3, 2001November 18, 2002
First Alliance Bank & Trust Company, Manchester, NH34264February 2, 2001February 18, 2003
National State Bank of Metropolis, Metropolis, IL3815December 14, 2000March 17, 2005
Bank of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI21029October 13, 2000March 17, 2005



Last Updated 05/27/2009

NAR Survey - Rises for existing homes - Most Sales in Lower end


Most of the sales are taking place in lower price ranges and activity is beginning to pick up in the midprice ranges, but high-end home sales remain sluggish,”

An NAR practitioner survey in April showed first-time buyers declined to 40 percent of transactions, implying more repeat buyers are entering the traditional spring home-buying season.

Total housing inventory at the end of April rose 8.8 percent to 3.97 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 10.2.-month supply3 at the current sales pace, compared with a 9.6-month supply in March. “The gain in inventory is largely seasonal from sellers entering the spring market. Even with the rise, inventory over the past few months has remained consistently lower in comparison with a year earlier ...read more original press release
Prices drop 15.4% while inventories continue to climb

For Data Junkies: 30yrs Fixed-Rate Mortgages since 1971

Monthly Average Commitment Rate And Points On 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Since 1971

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 5.05 0.7 5.76 0.4 6.22 0.4 6.15 0.5 5.71 0.7
February 5.13 0.7 5.92 0.5 6.29 0.4 6.25 0.6 5.63 0.7
March 5.00 0.7 5.97 0.5 6.16 0.4 6.32 0.6 5.93 0.7
April 4.81 0.7 5.92 0.4 6.18 0.5 6.51 0.6 5.86 0.6
May 6.04 0.5 6.26 0.4 6.60 0.5 5.72 0.6
June 6.32 0.7 6.66 0.4 6.68 0.5 5.58 0.6
July 6.43 0.6 6.70 0.4 6.76 0.5 5.70 0.5
August 6.48 0.7 6.57 0.4 6.52 0.4 5.82 0.5
September 6.04 0.7 6.38 0.5 6.40 0.5 5.77 0.6
October 6.20 0.6 6.38 0.5 6.36 0.4 6.07 0.5
November 6.09 0.7 6.21 0.4 6.24 0.5 6.33 0.6
December 5.29 0.7 6.10 0.5 6.14 0.4 6.27 0.5
Annual Average 6.03 0.6 6.34 0.4 6.41 0.5 5.87 0.6

2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 5.71 0.7 5.92 0.6 7.00 0.8 7.03 0.9 8.21 1.0
February 5.64 0.7 5.84 0.6 6.89 0.7 7.05 1.0 8.33 1.0
March 5.45 0.7 5.75 0.6 7.01 0.7 6.95 0.9 8.24 1.0
April 5.83 0.7 5.81 0.6 6.99 0.7 7.08 0.9 8.15 1.0
May 6.27 0.7 5.48 0.6 6.81 0.7 7.15 1.0 8.52 1.0
June 6.29 0.6 5.23 0.6 6.65 0.6 7.16 1.0 8.29 0.9
July 6.06 0.6 5.63 0.5 6.49 0.6 7.13 0.9 8.15 0.9
August 5.87 0.7 6.26 0.7 6.29 0.6 6.95 0.9 8.03 1.0
September 5.75 0.7 6.15 0.6 6.09 0.6 6.82 0.9 7.91 1.0
October 5.72 0.7 5.95 0.6 6.11 0.6 6.62 0.9 7.80 1.0
November 5.73 0.6 5.93 0.6 6.07 0.6 6.66 0.8 7.75 0.9
December 5.75 0.6 5.88 0.7 6.05 0.6 7.07 0.8 7.38 1.0
Annual Average 5.84 0.7 5.83 0.6 6.54 0.6 6.97 0.9 8.05 1.0

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 6.79 0.9 6.99 1.4 7.82 1.8 7.03 1.8 9.15 1.8
February 6.81 1.0 7.04 1.2 7.65 1.7 7.08 1.7 8.83 1.9
March 7.04 0.9 7.13 1.2 7.90 1.8 7.62 1.8 8.46 1.8
April 6.92 1.0 7.14 1.0 8.14 1.7 7.93 1.8 8.32 1.9
May 7.15 1.0 7.14 1.1 7.94 1.7 8.07 1.7 7.96 1.8
June 7.55 1.0 7.00 1.0 7.69 1.7 8.32 1.7 7.57 1.8
July 7.63 1.0 6.95 1.1 7.50 1.8 8.25 1.8 7.61 1.8
August 7.94 1.0 6.92 1.1 7.48 1.7 8.00 1.7 7.86 1.8
September 7.82 1.0 6.72 1.0 7.43 1.7 8.23 1.7 7.64 1.8
October 7.85 1.0 6.71 0.9 7.29 1.7 7.92 1.7 7.48 1.9
November 7.74 1.0 6.87 0.9 7.21 1.7 7.62 1.8 7.38 1.8
December 7.91 1.0 6.74 1.0 7.10 1.8 7.60 1.7 7.20 1.8
Annual Average 7.44 1.0 6.94 1.1 7.6 1.7 7.81 1.7 7.93 1.8

1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 7.07 1.7 7.99 1.6 8.43 1.8 9.64 2.1 9.90 2.1
February 7.15 1.8 7.68 1.5 8.76 1.8 9.37 2.0 10.20 2.1
March 7.68 1.7 7.50 1.6 8.94 1.9 9.50 2.1 10.27 2.1
April 8.32 1.8 7.46 1.7 8.85 1.7 9.50 2.0 10.37 2.1
May 8.60 1.8 7.47 1.8 8.67 1.7 9.47 2.0 10.48 2.0
June 8.40 1.8 7.42 1.6 8.51 1.7 9.62 2.1 10.16 2.0
July 8.61 1.8 7.21 1.6 8.13 1.6 9.58 2.0 10.04 2.0
August 8.51 1.8 7.11 1.5 7.98 1.7 9.24 1.9 10.10 2.0
September 8.64 1.8 6.91 1.5 7.92 1.7 9.01 1.9 10.18 2.1
October 8.93 1.8 6.83 1.5 8.09 1.8 8.86 1.9 10.17 2.2
November 9.17 1.8 7.16 1.6 8.31 1.9 8.71 1.8 10.01 2.1
December 9.20 1.8 7.17 1.7 8.21 1.6 8.50 1.8 9.67 1.9
Annual Average 8.38 1.8 7.31 1.6 8.39 1.7 9.25 2.0 10.13 2.1

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 10.73 2.1 10.38 2.0 9.20 2.2 10.89 2.3 13.08 2.5
February 10.65 2.2 9.89 2.1 9.08 2.1 10.71 2.3 12.92 2.4
March 11.03 2.2 9.93 2.0 9.04 2.1 10.08 2.3 13.17 2.6
April 11.05 2.2 10.20 2.1 9.83 2.3 9.94 2.2 13.20 2.6
May 10.77 2.1 10.46 2.1 10.60 2.3 10.15 2.3 12.91 2.5
June 10.20 2.1 10.46 2.0 10.54 2.2 10.69 2.3 12.22 2.5
July 9.88 2.1 10.43 2.0 10.28 2.2 10.51 2.2 12.03 2.5
August 9.99 2.1 10.60 2.2 10.33 2.1 10.20 2.1 12.19 2.6
September 10.13 2.0 10.48 2.1 10.89 2.2 10.01 2.2 12.19 2.6
October 9.95 2.0 10.30 1.9 11.26 2.2 9.98 2.1 12.14 2.5
November 9.77 2.0 10.27 2.1 10.65 2.1 9.70 2.0 11.78 2.4
December 9.74 2.0 10.61 2.1 10.64 2.1 9.32 2.1 11.26 2.3
Annual Average 10.32 2.1 10.34 2.1 10.21 2.2 10.19 2.2 12.43 2.5

1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 13.37 2.3 13.25 2.2 17.48 2.2 14.90 2.0 12.88 1.6
February 13.23 2.4 13.04 2.0 17.60 2.2 15.13 2.0 13.04 1.6
March 13.39 2.4 12.80 2.2 17.16 2.2 15.40 2.0 15.28 2.0
April 13.65 2.4 12.78 2.1 16.89 2.3 15.58 2.0 16.32 1.9
May 13.94 2.5 12.63 2.1 16.68 2.3 16.40 2.1 14.26 1.9
June 14.42 2.5 12.87 2.1 16.70 2.2 16.70 2.1 12.71 1.8
July 14.67 2.6 13.43 2.2 16.82 2.2 16.83 2.1 12.19 1.8
August 14.47 2.6 13.81 2.2 16.27 2.3 17.28 2.1 12.56 1.7
September 14.35 2.6 13.73 2.2 15.43 2.3 18.16 2.1 13.20 1.7
October 14.13 2.6 13.54 2.1 14.61 2.2 18.45 2.3 13.79 1.7
November 13.64 2.5 13.44 2.1 13.82 2.2 17.82 2.1 14.21 1.7
December 13.18 2.5 13.42 2.2 13.62 2.2 16.95 2.1 14.79 1.7
Annual Average 13.88 2.5 13.24 2.1 16.04 2.2 16.63 2.1 13.74 1.8

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 10.39 1.5 9.01 1.3 8.72 1.1 9.02 1.1 9.43 1.2
February 10.41 1.5 9.14 1.3 8.67 1.1 8.81 1.0 9.10 1.2
March 10.43 1.5 9.20 1.3 8.69 1.2 8.76 1.3 8.89 1.1
April 10.50 1.5 9.35 1.3 8.75 1.1 8.73 1.3 8.82 1.0
May 10.69 1.6 9.57 1.3 8.83 1.1 8.76 1.3 8.91 1.1
June 11.04 1.6 9.71 1.4 8.86 1.1 8.85 1.3 8.89 1.0
July 11.09 1.7 9.74 1.4 8.94 1.1 8.93 1.2 8.89 1.1
August 11.09 1.7 9.78 1.3 8.94 1.1 9.00 1.2 8.94 1.1
September 11.30 1.6 9.76 1.3 8.90 1.1 8.98 1.2 9.12 1.1
October 11.64 1.7 9.86 1.2 8.92 1.2 8.92 1.2 9.22 1.1
November 12.83 1.7 10.11 1.2 8.92 1.1 8.81 1.3 9.15 1.1
December 12.90 1.6 10.35 1.4 8.96 1.2 8.79 1.2 9.10 1.1
Annual Average 11.20 1.6 9.64 1.3 8.85 1.1 8.87 1.2 9.05 1.1

1974
1973
1972
1971
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
Rate
Pts
January 8.54 1.0 7.44 0.9 7.44 1.0 na na
February 8.46 1.0 7.44 1.0 7.32 0.9 na na
March 8.41 1.0 7.46 0.9 7.29 0.9 na na
April 8.58 1.0 7.54 0.9 7.29 0.9 7.31 na
May 8.97 1.1 7.65 0.9 7.37 0.9 7.43 na
June 9.09 1.2 7.73 0.9 7.37 0.9 7.53 na
July 9.28 1.3 8.05 1.0 7.40 0.9 7.60 na
August 9.59 1.3 8.50 1.0 7.40 0.9 7.70 na
September 9.96 1.4 8.82 1.1 7.42 1.0 7.69 na
October 9.98 1.5 8.77 1.1 7.42 1.0 7.63 na
November 9.79 1.4 8.58 1.0 7.43 1.0 7.55 na
December 9.62 1.3 8.54 1.0 7.44 1.0 7.48 na
Annual Average 9.19 1.2 8.04 1.0 7.38 0.9 na na

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