Investing in Smart Beta

Interest in “smart beta”, or “strategic beta,” has grown rapidly in popularity over the past decade.  This interest has led fund companies to introduce hundreds of smart beta funds, giving investors a wide range of options for integrating the smart beta concept into their portfolios.

As with any investment, though, investors should have an understanding of what smart beta is and how it works before determining if smart beta can help them achieve their investments goals.

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Smart beta is based on the more comprehensive factor investment strategy, which has its roots in the discovery of various attributes, or factors, of stocks that help explain their returns.

The first factor identified was the well known CAPM Beta.  Developed by Willian Sharpe in the 1960s, CAPM is an equation that calculates the expected return of an equity based on a measure of risk called Beta.

Re  =  βe  x  ( Rm – Rf  )  +  Rf

Where

Re is the expected return of the stock in question

Β is the Beta of the stock in question

Rm is the return of the market

Rf is the risk free rate of return

In CAPM, the higher the Beta, the greater the return of the security.  And since Beta is a measure of the risk of a security compared to the risk of the market as a whole, CAPM can be distilled to “higher risk, higher return.”  The first factor, then, is risk as measured by Beta.

A number of other factors have since been identified.  In the 1990s, Eugene Fama and Kenneth French developed the Fama-French Three Factor Model.

This model identified value and size as new factors along with Sharpe’s Beta and was the result of research which showed that small companies (size factor) and companies with lower valuations compared to those of their peers (value) tended to outperform over time.

Other asset pricing models using these and newer factors, such as the momentum and quality factors, have been developed since then.

There are now hundreds of funds that target these factors.  Most will target one individual factor, but other may take a multi-factor approach.  They all allow investors to target specific segments of the market which have outperformed historically without investing in expensive, actively managed funds.

This is not to say that investors should just blindly invest in smart beta funds.  Investors should do their research to understand the risks involved and should be mindful of their investment goals before adding these funds to their portfolios.

With the rapid growth of the smart beta segment, it is easy to find differences in factor definitions between funds.  For instance, some funds may have a higher valuation threshold for size than others, so two size targeted funds may have different makeups, even if the stock universe that they pull from is the same.

Sometimes terms can be different between funds, with momentum occasionally called “trend,” and “quality” and “profitability” being interchangeable in some cases, but not in others.

In addition, newer, less well-known factors may have much less research behind, them and some of the more established factors may have actually underperformed in recent periods.

Understanding exactly what you are investing in is as important as ever with smart beta funds.  Take the time to know both the factor and its history and how the fund uses that factor before making an investment.

Smart beta funds are generally considered passively managed funds, but while index-based fund holdings are according to market weight, smart beta funds are a bit more complex.

Weighting is done to target factors, and some funds will use screens to filter out more than just their factors screens would allow.  Each fund develops its own set of rules to determine how to best target a certain factor.

Comparing smart beta funds to a benchmark can be difficult as well, as they tend to pull from all areas of the market when targeting a specific factor.  Performance will likely vary widely from common market benchmarks such as the S&P 500.

Diversification can also be an issue when investing in smart beta funds.  Despite data showing long term outperformance, individual factors can go though years long periods of underperformance.  Targeting just one factor in a portfolio can decrease diversification, increasing risk unnecessarily and adversely affect returns if that factor’s performance falters.

In addition, targeting some factors can leave you overexposed to certain market segments.  The low volatility factor, for instance, can overweight the utility sector.  If you’re already invested in that sector through other strategies, targeting the low volatility factor can increase risk in your portfolio.

As with asset class strategies, returns from smart beta tends to be driven by returns from a few well performing companies.  Its important to ensure that your smart beta investments are well diversified within an asset class as well as across asset classes to avoid missing out on returns from that handful of companies.

Don’t forget to pay attention to the cost of your investment.  Because smart beta focuses on easily definable metrics, smart beta funds are generally fairly inexpensive, but they are not as cheap as index funds.

Furthermore, turnover in a smart beta fund may be higher, especially with a shorter-term factor such as momentum.  Higher expenses can quickly eat up any outsized returns a fund generates, so it is critical to be aware of how much these funds cost to invest in.

Finally, don’t lose sight of your investment goals.  When a hot new strategy comes along, its easy to be tempted to go all in chasing returns and expose your portfolio to unnecessary risk and expense.

Take the time to evaluate the smart beta strategy and understand how integrating it into your portfolio will align with your financial plan and help you achieve your investment objectives.

The Bucket Approach to Retirement Investing

Forty years ago, many retirees could rely on pension income from a previous employer to cover most of their financial needs – with supplemental income coming from Social Security and personal savings. Back then, government bonds were yielding 10%, which mitigated the need to invest in riskier assets, such as equities. Those days are long gone.

Traditional Capital Allocation

There are two primary schools of thought when it comes to retirement investing: the total return approach and the bucket approach. The total return approach is the traditional strategy, with assets invested in a diversified portfolio. During the accumulation phase, the investor’s primary objective is capital appreciation. As he nears retirement, funds are shifted from equities to fixed income in order to reduce market risk. Once the client retires, assets are typically drawn down evenly from the entire portfolio.

The Bucket Approach

The bucket approach follows the total return approach throughout most of the accumulation period. However, once the client is about three years away from retirement, his assets are divided among several portfolios (or buckets) with differing time horizons, asset allocations, and objectives. The advantage of this approach lies in its simplicity. Dividing assets into smaller, more manageable pieces is less overwhelming than lumping everything together into a single account.

Today’s retirement portfolios typically have three requirements: capital preservation (cash), income (bonds), and growth (stocks). The bucket approach is well-suited to these objectives, with each bucket serving a unique purpose. The first bucket is conservatively designed to produce income while preserving capital over a short time period, and the second bucket takes on more risk in order to provide a higher income during retirement. The third bucket is the riskiest of all, with substantial long-term capital gains as the investment goal.

Due to an investment environment with historically low interest rates, these are particularly challenging times for investors looking for a dependable retirement income. With money market accounts and short-term bonds offering practically nonexistent yields, retirees are faced with a difficult decision. They must either delay their retirement, reduce their standards of living, save more, or take on greater investment risks.

The bucket strategy was developed as a way of dealing with these problems. It maintains a stable pool of assets—sufficient to cover two years’ worth of living expenses—and a diversified basket of investments geared toward long-term growth. In other words, you segment your total portfolio by your anticipated investment time horizon. Funds required to cover short-term living expenses remain in cash, regardless of yield. Assets that won’t be needed for at least a couple of years are invested in a diversified pool of long-term holdings in pursuit of higher returns.

Bucket 1

Your first bucket is designed to provide immediate income and cash for emergencies. It contains sufficient funds to cover the first two years of retirement. To determine the amount of money you’ll need in bucket 1, start with your anticipated annual spending. Subtract any other sources of guaranteed income, such as pension payments or Social Security. The remaining amount is the annual income that bucket 1 must provide. Conservative investors may wish to include an extra cushion for unexpected expenses. Appropriate bucket 1 investments are stable, very conservative, and liquid in nature.

Bucket 2

Funds invested in bucket 2 are waiting to be tapped for income when bucket 1 is depleted. This intermediate bucket contains sufficient assets to cover living expenses for retirement years three through 10. Investments in this bucket tend to be higher risk than those found in bucket 1, since there’s more time to ride out market swings. Funds are typically invested in quality fixed income assets—such as corporate and government bonds—with an eight-year time horizon. A small portion of this portfolio may be invested in dividend-paying equities and other higher-yielding securities such as master limited partnerships. Conservative or balanced mutual funds are also appropriate bucket 2 investments.

While it’s possible to spend the income from bucket 2 directly, it’s generally better to use these proceeds to refill bucket 1 instead. The yield from these investments can flow directly into bucket 1, replenishing it automatically throughout the year.

Bucket 3

Bucket 3, which covers years 11 and beyond, represents the long-term, high-volatility, high-return portion of your portfolio. This bucket has the highest risk profile of them all, since it has the longest time horizon and the best chance of recovering from a market downturn. It’s invested in equities and higher-risk bonds—such as junk bonds—with a primary focus on capital appreciation. This portfolio has the potential to deliver the best long-term performance, but it also has greater risk of permanent loss of capital than do buckets 1 and 2. The first two buckets exist to prevent you from needing to dip into bucket 3 when markets are down, and these assets show paper losses. When your short-term living expenses are safely tucked away in bucket 1, you can psychologically endure the volatility that comes with bucket 3.

Bucket Management

The bucket strategy is simple in principle, but managing this plan becomes more complicated when bucket 1 runs dry. You should add assets to bucket 1 as cash gets spent down, and there are different ways of doing this. This process works for many investors:

The retiree reinvests all income, dividends, and capital gains back into his holdings. He refills bucket 1 by rebalancing the other buckets – periodically selling holdings that have performed the best to bring the total portfolio’s asset class exposures back in line with asset allocation targets. Using this strategy, the investor sells appreciated assets on a regular basis, while leaving the underperforming assets in place.

Cash meets immediate income needs and preserves capital, bonds satisfy intermediate cash flow needs, and stocks provide growth. By linking asset buckets to specific time horizons and income goals—and investing in the appropriate vehicles—the bucket approach can potentially generate a more reliable retirement income.

Cardinal Point Featured at CFA SF Society Event

Cardinal Point was founded with the idea of delivering an exceptional client experience and world class expertise to clients with Canada-U.S. cross-border financial planning considerations.

Cardinal Point is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients in the areas of capital preservation, tax planning, risk management, and delivery of long-term investment returns through varying economic and market cycles.

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Recently we were honored to describe our process and the rationale for our phenomenal growth by sitting as a panelist on a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) San Francisco Society event on Cross Border Planning & Investing Implications on November 8th.

A CFA is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts.

Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management, and security analysis. Find out more about the CFA designation here: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cfa.asp#ixzz5YXdCOJ1X

At this event, Matt Carvalho, Chief Investment Officer for Cardinal Point, laid out what he thought has been crucial to our firm’s growth: delivering significant value to a specific group of clients in areas such as customized financial planning, tax services, risk management, immigration status planning, and investment management.

The event was well attended, with a standing room only crowd of over 40 professionals related to the CFA SF Society, an indication that the interest and need for cross border planning are growing.

Audience questions ran a wide gamut but tended to focus around issues of currency conversion, licensing requirements, and financial planning/estate planning considerations for clients with assets and interests in multiple countries.

With a specialization in working with Canadian and US residents, Canadian and American expatriates, and those immigrating to Canada or the U.S. from abroad, we have the unique ability to oversee and advance the goals of our clients wherever they call home.

Cardinal Point clients enjoy the assurance that comes with having a team of experienced, multidisciplinary professionals working to build a comprehensive wealth plan tailored to their unique needs while focusing on creating long-term value for them.

Cross-border relocation can come with tough challenges, yet these are the issues that excite all employees at Cardinal Point. Solving these more complex financial planning questions is not only extremely helpful to our clients but very satisfying to us.

With unparalleled experience in the Canada/US space, we go to work everyday ready to work through all of the problems that impact our client’s lives.

https://cfa-sf.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1049170&group=

Trading In Gold Over Forex Trading

Gold and silver jewels apart from a symbol of pride and beauty turned to be the centerpiece of tradition and legacy.

Investing and trading in gold is one of the most lucrative and favorite alternative investment forms for investors today.

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In this present scenario, it is the best time to purchase or invest or trade in gold.  The market for this precious metal seems to be sturdy nowadays.

Whatever the rate increases it is found that the sales of gold and silver never love to come down.

The amazing fact is that at present thousands of dollars worth precious metal investment is made online. Yes, now you can trade-in your precious metal without making a move from where you are.

If you want you can also sell your scrap gold and get the cash instantly for better profits.

However, before you proceed further you should check the price of gold and get the help of a gold price calculator to know various details about your gold investment.

Tips for Small Investors

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Are You Ready for 5G?

What is 5G?

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.

Everything you need to know

The latest news, views and developments in the exciting world of 5G networks.

Learn more about 5G and see the stories that will unlock how it will impact your everyday life.

Join the discussion at https://5glatestnews.com

The world is close to the launch of 5G.

While 5G sets the stage for new opportunities across many fields, it also will bring disruption to many industries.

5G will create an ecosystem for technical and business innovation involving vertical markets such as self driving cars 5gselfdringcars.com) , energy, food and agriculture, city management, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public transportation, and many more.

5G will enable additional revenue streams for operators in the wake of IoT and the digitalization of industries.

5G Availability Around the World Most countries will have access to 5G networks by 2020.

According to Manoj Sinha, the minister of the Department of Telecommunications, India is set to adopt 5G by that same year: “When the world will roll out 5G in 2020, I believe India will be at par with them.”

On top of that, in August 2018, one of India’s largest telecom providers, Vodafone Idea Limited (previously called Idea Cellular), merged with Vodafone (which was the world’s second-largest phone company before the merger).

Vodafone was already preparing for 5G, having set up “future ready technology” in 2017 by upgrading their entire radio network to support 5G.

5G will affect many industries and also create millions of jobs for Mobile operators, app developers, Technicians, Engineers, installers will be in great demand.

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Cross Border Retirement Income: Canada Pension Plans, Canadian Old Age Security, U.S. Social Security and the Windfall Elimination Provision

Cross Border Retirement Income: Canada Pension Plans, Canadian Old Age Security, U.S. Social Security and the Windfall Elimination Provision

Calling all eligible benefit holders of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Canadian Old Age Security (OAS) and U.S. Social Security (SS)……….

Does your or your spouse’s story narrate a history of employment in both Canada and the U.S.? If so, you may have the privilege of drawing from SS, OAS and CPP. The confusion lies amidst the qualifications and how these benefits interact with one another given the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

Let’s break it down……

Social Security (SS)

To qualify for retirement benefits under U.S. Social Security, you must have 40 credits of covered work.  Each credit represents a quarter (i.e. 3 months) of full-time employment.  Thus, generally speaking, you must have 10 years of full time employment in order to qualify for retirement benefits.

All monthly benefits are based on your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA), which is the amount you would receive if you retired at your full retirement age (FRA). The FRA is age 65 for people born before 1938, gradually increasing to age 67 for those born in 1960 and later.

You can choose to take it as early as age 62, resulting in a 25% reduction in benefits. At a more granular level, the monthly PIA is reduced by 5/9ths of 1% for each of the first 36 months before your FRA. You can also choose to earn delayed retirement credits (DRCs) for any month from FRA up to age 70.

DRCs increase the benefit for the retired worker but not the spouse (if utilizing the spousal benefit). If you were born in 1943 or later, you earn 8% DRCs for each full year (prorated for months) up to age 70 for a maximum increase of 32%.

Individuals have the opportunity to take a SS benefit on the greater of their own record or 50% of their spouse’s SS benefit.

Canadian Old Age Security (OAS)

The rules to qualify for full OAS benefits under the Canadian system are centered on residency in Canada beyond the age of 18, not employment history. A full benefit is received when an individual has accumulated a Canadian residence history of 40 years.

The pension can commence as early as the month following one’s 65th birthday or be delayed as late as age 70. By deferring one’s OAS, the benefit increases by 0.6% per month/7.2% per year, which equals a 36% increase if OAS is deferred to age 70. Partial OAS benefits may be available in certain situations. Let’s review a few scenarios:

Let’s assume you’ve lived in Canada less than 40 years and you are currently residing in Canada. As long as you are 65 years or older, a legal resident of Canada or Canadian citizen, and have lived in Canada at least 10 years since the age of 18, you are eligible for a prorated OAS benefit.

To take it a step further, let’s assume the same scenario with a bit of a twist. Instead of currently residing in Canada, you are now living in the U.S. These circumstances dictate you must have resided in Canada for a minimum of 20 years since the age of 18 in order to receive a partial benefit.

If neither of these examples apply to you, there may still be an opportunity to collect on the benefit if the country in which you currently reside has a social security agreement with Canada.

One final item on OAS; if one were to reside in Canada at the time of receipt of the OAS benefit, the individual may be subject to the OAS clawback. This would be created when your income exceeds certain threshold levels.

For the 2019 tax year, the OAS clawback kicks in when income exceeds, $77,580. On the other hand, if OAS payments are made to a physical resident of the U.S. – and not a Canadian physical or tax resident – the clawback provisions are eliminated, and the entire benefit is paid to the recipient. No OAS clawback would apply.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Unlike Old Age Security, CPP is based upon your pension contributions through your employment record, subject to certain maximums. As long as you’ve made at least one contribution to the plan, you are entitled to receive a CPP benefit.

This benefit is available at age 65, but one can opt for a reduced benefit as early as age 60 (reduced by 7.2% annually) or a delayed benefit as late as age 70 (increased by 8.4% annually). In addition, the CPP benefit is not subject to any clawbacks.

How then do these benefits tie in with the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)?

Understanding the Windfall Elimination Provision

Under Title II of the Social Security Act, the Windfall Elimination Provision was born. It authorized the Social Security Administration to reduce an individual’s Social Security benefit in the event the recipient was also receiving a foreign pension (e.g. CPP). To understand the “why” behind the WEP, it’s important to comprehend how the SS benefit is calculated, specifically the Primary Insurance Amount (PIA).

A worker’s PIA is based off their average monthly earnings separated into three amounts. These values are then multiplied utilizing three distinct factors. Here’s an example:

For a worker who turns 62 in 2018, the first $895 of average monthly earnings is multiplied by 90%, earnings between $895 and $5,397 by 32%, and the balance by 15%. The sum of these three amounts equals the PIA, which is then either increased or decreased depending on when a worker decides to draw SS. This is how the monthly payment is determined.

Social security was meant to replace part of an individual’s pre-retirement earnings. With the previous calculation in mind, one can conclude that workers with lower average monthly earnings have a higher percentage of their pre-retirement earnings replaced via Social Security than those with higher average monthly earnings.

For example, a 62 year old worker with average earnings per month of $3,000 could receive a benefit at FRA of $1,479 (49 percent of their pre-retirement earnings), increased by cost of living adjustments. For a worker with $8,000 of average earnings per month, the benefit starting at FRA could be $2,636 (32 percent of their pre-retirement earnings) plus cost of living adjustments.

For those individuals whose primary job wasn’t covered by Social Security, yet had their benefits calculated as if they were a long term, low-wage worker, they would end up receiving a benefit that would cover a higher percentage of their earnings, plus a pension from a job for which they didn’t pay Social Security taxes. This is true for someone who spent time working for an employer in Canada, earning CPP credits.

Under the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) the calculation for a worker’s Social Security benefit needs to account for the CPP payment. The 90% factor on the first $895 of monthly average earnings (when estimating PIA), could be reduced depending on the number of years of U.S. earnings history. The WEP is eliminated once a worker has 30 or more years of substantial earnings in the U.S.

The U.S. Social Security Administration has an Online WEP Calculator that is available via: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/anyPiaWepjs04.html

Despite the current provisions of WEP, a U.S. Class Action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Canadians who receive SS benefits and have been impacted by WEP.  The suit was recently filed in the State of Indiana against the SSA. The crux of the lawsuit is whether the application of WEP against individuals who also receive the same benefits in Canada is lawful.

The Plaintiffs in the Class Action are claiming that the application of WEP to U.S. benefit recipients is unlawful and presents a violation of the plain meaning of the U.S. Social Security Act, U.S. Social Security Act Regulations and the Social Security Agreement (1983-1984) between United States and Canada (the “Social Security Agreement”).

The Plaintiffs are seeking retroactive payment of the amounts that have been deducted through the application of WEP and the ending of the application of WEP moving forward.  The claim has been certified but has yet to move forward at the trial court level.

In Summary: Although a worker’s Social Security is potentially reduced by CPP, the good news is that OAS does not factor into the WEP calculation.

Whether the WEP impacts your Social Security depends on the uniqueness of your individual circumstances and the potential result of the Class Action Lawsuit.

If you think you might be impacted by WEP, we recommend you have a cross border financial planner such as Cardinal Point analyze your situation.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf#page=2

VR Real Life Offers a New Web Directory for Virtual Reality Allowing Producers to Get Paid

VRRealLife.com is offering a new online directory for virtual reality videos and information on VR. It serves as a rich platform and gathering place for enthusiasts, businesses, video producers and more.

The site also gives video producers an important way to monitize their videos by including their site or social media link below videos and comments.

Membership to www.VRRealLife.com is free. The platform furthers its own interests by placing their site link below each video.

Virtual Reality is a very hot topic among audiences everywhere. The site has been growing quickly as it offers a constantly expanding directory of videos covering just about every industry.

“Lots of people still think of VR as video games. While it’s true VR is used for gaming, VR is also being used by a variety of industries to attract audiences, explain their products, and train employees and customers.

Members can create their own channels and playlists. This can attract significant audience`s that can become prospects, customers, and drive improved profits for the producer and the company they represent.

Members are also encouraged to post comments and reviews. All this makes the site a welcoming and enthusiastic community for all things pertaining to virtual reality. Content authors are encouraged to include a link to their site to attract audiences for their own commercial or cultural interests.

In the future VR Real Life plans video contests where producers have their fans and clients vote. Prizes will be impressive. This gives videos more audience, expands the platform’s following, and gives members a no-cost way to advertise their product, service, brand, or idea.

To learn more visit www.VRRealLife.com and browse the many categories currently displayed. The site is quickly becoming an important directory for VR and a frequent destination for consumers and businesses interested in the Virtual Reality.

“But What About Making $$$ With Our Videos?”

When uploading your videos you are able to add a link to your products and services in the content area.

This gives you a way to recoup your investment of time and expense in producing your video.

For some this can be a rich market for finding commercial success with their video production. We strongly encourage video production companies, independent producers, and other companies that create VR as part of their training, education, advertising, and public relations campaigns.

Other categories include, Real Estate, and Start-ups.

We urge you to stop by VRRealLife.com and create your own FREE MEMBERSHIP. There is no charge to participate.

When you become a member and upload your videos, you can add a link to encourage viewers to visit your site, service, product, video channel, or other commercial or cultural outlet. The choice is yours.

This gives you an easy way to find new audiences, grab more leads, develop enthusiastic customers, and generate lots of additional sales.  All without any cost!

Getting Best SIM Only Deals UK in 2018

If you are in UK and are using a mobile phone then you must be aware of the SIM only deals which are getting much popular in and around UK. This is one of the best ways by which you can cut down your mobile phone bills and make your calls really affordable.

SIM only deals are for SIM free handsets and are really easy to use.

One can easily go with such deals so as to use their mobile phones without worrying about the huge bills that one usually pays.

The major benefit of these SIM only deals is that these are offered by almost all the leading networks in UK such as O2, Vodaphone, T-mobile, Three and Orange. This allows you to go with your desired network and at the same time get the benefit of SIM only deals

With the increasing use of mobile phones, the demand and popularity of SIM only deals is also increasing. People are finding it easy and comfortable to go with these deals as they have the complete freedom of choosing the network and at the same time they do not have to sign a contract with the network provider.

One can easily move to another network if he or she is not satisfied with the service. The search for the best options like Three mobile SIM only deals is really easy today as one can look for them online.

If you are struggling to find the best SIM only deal for your own self then why not look for them on net. This will even allow you to compare several deals available in the market so as to make the best choice.

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Using Best Torrent VPN Service Provider For Enhanced Security And Speed

In case you have been looking forward to own the best quality VPN connection for your computer then make sure that the exact distance of your country`s server and other country`s server is not very far flung.

If the distance is too long then the time taken in data transfer shall be really high.

One can use the ping command for solving out the purpose to some extent. The ping commands communicated by you shall tell the exact milliseconds taken by the data in being transferred.

By doing this, one can literally select multiple servers along with a particular reliable connection. One must choose to pick the closed server so that one gets the highest possible connectivity speed.

Best VPN for torrent service allows the users to authenticate their key sizes there by speeding up the connection. Maximum of the VPN service providers have been seen to allow one to lower down the control channels up to 126 bits thereby making the connection reducing the connection time.

You can additionally speed up the connection speed by replacing the host name with your IP address. The direct running of the VPN connection CPU lowers down the overall connection time thereby making your VPN speed faster.

The VPN that runs upon a router is not that worthy as compared to the one that run upon CPU connections.

The major utility of best torrent VPN service is to mask the identity of the user while surfing internet. This particular tool is often helpful in rendering security and privacy to its users.

Somehow, majority of the VPN providers may claim offer ultimate words for the users. However, the only way to find out their reliability in long run is by checking where they are keeping logs or not.

VPN or virtual private network is no longer restricted to be used specifically at work. Currently, VPN is being used for preventing snoops from eavesdropping over the online activities, no matter whether that is government, marketers and someone malicious.

With VPN service providers, organizations are not required to rent T1 lines for achieving a fuller and secured connection.

The VPN services tend to allow one to use the public network infrastructure that tends to include internet for making these connections and tapping into the virtual network via much cheaper locally available leased lines or just broadband connections to an internet service provider.

Important Things To Remember When You Search For Commercial Real Estate Agent in California

When you are making your selection of real estate agent then you should be very careful about efficiency of the selection because when you will select Commercial Real Estate Agent in California then you will get the opportunity to avail the benefits of best real estate services.

If you want to stay away from all kinds of confusions and wrong selection then here I am sharing with you some of the most important things that you should necessarily keep in mind when you search for the real estate agent for your requirement.

  • See the reputation of real estate agent. If you are hiring commercial real estate broker then you should make sure that the real estate broker of your choice is well reputed. Internet will help you to do the reputation check quite efficiently.
  • Give your preference only to the best and most efficient real estate brokers because this will help you to ensure that you get best services. You should make sure that the real estate agent that you have selected for your requirement is well educated and skilled.
  • Another most important aspect that you should check in this matter is the legal authority and professionalism of the commercial real estate agent. This is necessary requirement of this selection because this is the only thing that can help you to make best selection that can ensure you best results exactly according to your expectations.

Making the selection of real estate agent is really very easy if you will simply give your preference to the right research procedure. So, what are you waiting for? Start your research and find the best real estate agent today.