Financial Sense

N-dimensional Authentication Takes Behavioral Biometrics to New Levels
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By Deepak Dutt – One of the factors making n-dimensional authentication effective is the ability to include sophisticated machine learning in security protocols. Instead of relying on methods that are proved to be vulnerable, this technique uses...


Real Estate Investors Face Potential Benefits Under Tax Bill
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By Paul Horn – With the recent tax bill changes, the old adage “location, location, location” has never been more true. Starting in 2018, the mortgage interest deduction will now be capped at $750,000 with interest paid on home equity or loans for vacation...


Should You Be Worried About the Government Shutdown?
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By Independent Institute – For most Americans outside of the nonessential civilian federal government workforce, it will be difficult to tell the difference between a shut down federal government and a fully working federal government, which will make 2018’s episode...


No Sugar High from Tax Cut Unless the Fed and Banking System Provide the Sugar
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By Paul Kasriel – There has been chatter about whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) will result in a temporary stimulus, or sugar high, to U.S. economic activity because of the increase in corporate after-tax profits and the increase in household...


Preparing Family Values for Wealth Transfer
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FS Staff – Many individuals who have accumulated wealth over their lifetime want to help their children thrive and grow. But, when it comes to transferring wealth along to future generations, money often tears families apart. Studies show that as many as 70%...


Robots, Robots Everywhere!
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By Monty Guild and Tony Danaher – With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just past, it might be a good time to mention two developments in robotics that we’ve recently noted. Sage analyst Larry Jeddeloh at The Institutional Strategist noted that this year’s...


What Would Happen If China Stopped Buying U.S. Treasury Bonds?
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By Michael Pettis – If China is indeed threatening to retaliate against any U.S. trade action by reducing its purchases of U.S. government bonds, not only would this be a pretty hollow threat, but in fact it would be exactly what Washington wants. To see why...


Don't Force Google To Hire Conservatives
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By Mises Institute – On January 8th, 2018, former Google employee James Damore filed a discrimination lawsuit against the tech giant. Damore made national headlines last year after he released the Google Memo. In the memo, Damore alleged...


TIPS Demand at 13-Year High Shows Inflation Expectations Ramping Up
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By Peter Boockvar – I almost never give color on a US Treasury TIPS auction but, today, I am. The Treasury just auctioned off 10-yr TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) and the demand was robust. Direct and indirect bidders took 89% of the auction...


How to Think About Hedging Against Inflation
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – One of the topics that seems to be on the minds of investors right now is the idea of rising inflation. The recent global economic upturn, combined with a stimulative tax package, is causing some to believe that we’re about to see the whites...


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