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Friday, December 19, 2008

Dow Jones Close 12/19/08 - Stock Market

Stock Market Closing Prices - 12/19/08

Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) Close - 8579.11 Down 25.80
Nasdaq Stock Market Close - 1564.32 Up 11.95
S&P 500 Close - 887.39 Up 2.11

Libor Rates - 12/19/08

1 Month - 0.474%
3 Month - 1.498%

Commodities Closing Prices - 12/19/08

Gold - 839
Oil - 33.87
Natural Gas - 5.33

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 8579 on 12/19/08, as the stock market fell in the final hour again today after going up in the morning on the auto bailout news. The Dow Jones hit a high of 8787 this morning and by the close it tested 8500. Oil traded below $34. Research in Motion ( RIMM ) and Oracle ( ORCL ) both soared after releasing earnings Thursday night. We are still above 8500 on the Dow Jones and 1500 on the Nasdaq so I continue to be bullish. I will have more technical analysis this weekend, Right Here.

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Dry Bulk Shipping Rates Report - 12/19/08 DRYS

The following is a report on Dry Bulk Shipping Rates for 12/19/08. This data is critical for how the DryBulk Shipping Stocks such as DryShips ( DRYS ), Excel Maritime Carriers ( EXM ), Diana Shipping ( DSX ), Genco Shipping ( GNX ), TBS International ( TBSI ), Navios Maritime ( NM ), and OceanFreight ( OCNF ) will trade during the day. As you probably know, the Dry Bulk Shipping index can tell you a lot about the state of the World Economy. When Bulk Shipping Rates are at all time highs, the World Economy is outstanding. When Bulk Shipping Rates are as low as they have been lately, it signifies that the world economy has come to a screeching halt.

Dry Bulk Shipping Rates - December 19th, 2008

Baltic Dry Index ( BDI ) - 818 Down 11
Baltic Cape Index ( BCI ) - 1423 Down 53
Baltic Panamax Index ( BPI ) - 575 Up 32
Baltic Supramax Index ( BSI ) - 454 Down 10
Past Bulk Shipping Rates

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General Motors GM Ford F Bailout 12/19/08

General Motors ( GM ) and Ford ( F ) and Chrysler LLC have been bailed out today, 12/19/08, and both stocks are higher on the trading session. Below are some of the details of the auto bailout. Ford does not need the cash but they are still a huge part of this bail out program.

  • 13.4 Billion Dollar Short Term Financing from TARP
  • Must Reverse Debt by 2/3 through Debt to Equity Swap
  • No Car Czar
  • No New Dividends while Owing Government
  • Government will be able to Block Large Transactions
  • 4 Billion will come in Feb.
  • New Presidential Administration can change Terms of the Deal

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President Bush to Speak 9am 12/19/08 GM F

President bush will make a statement about the Auto Bailout Plan at 9:00am 12/19/08. General Motors ( GM ) and Ford ( F ) are both moving up on this news as well as the stock market futures.

Dow Jones Futures 12/19/08 Stock Market

The Dow Jones and Stock Market Futures are slightly higher this morning, 12/19/08, as we got good earnings out of Oracle ( ORCL ) and Research in Motion ( RIMM ) last evening. The big story today is Oil prices hitting $34 per barrel this morning.

Stock Market Futures - December 19, 2008

Dow Jones Futures - Up 16
Nasdaq Futures - Up 2
S&P 500 Futures Up 1

Today's Biggest Gainers - December 19th, 2008

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1 and 3 Month Libor Rates - 12/19/08 - Today's Libor Rates

It seems as though everyone is watching Libor rates these days. Today's Libor Rates for 12/19/08, are: 1 Month Libor Rate - .474% & 3 Month Libor Rate - 1.498%. The overnight Libor rate is .11%. As you can see, Libor Rates have changed today, December 19, 2008. All three Libor Rates went down today.

Here are Previous Libor rates. You can also compare Libor Rates to how the Dow Jones traded.

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