10 December 2018

See new Podcast below: EFR PODCAST Ep. #29: SOCIAL ME PLATFORM Feat. Rodney Hassell

1) Japan’s military anticipates spending record amounts in buying US arms over the next five years.  This will amount to $240 billion dollars from 2019 to 2024 including an anti-ballistic missile system to guard against North Korea.

 2) Japan has millions of abandoned houses. Many are shoddy pre-fabricated houses from the post war boom of the 1960’s, with a life span of 20 to 30 years.   Additionally, Japan is facing a shrinking population.

3) The Altria Group, who makes the Marlboro brand of cigarettes, will make a start of the cannabis or pot business in Canada with an investment of $1.8 billion dollars.

4) 7 DEC 18    Stock market closings:     Dow closes 550 down wiping out gains for the year, with fears this week will be just as bad.

Dow             24,388.95        down         558.72
Nasdaq          6,969.25        down         219.01
S&P 500         2,633.08        down            62.87

10 Year Yield:     down   at     2.85%

Oil:     down   at       $52.13

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