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Affluent Investor | April 29, 2017

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Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist creates and curates enriched visual content focused on emerging trends in business and investing. Founded in 2011 in Vancouver and reaching millions of investors each year, Visual Capitalist’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, The New York Times, Maclean’s, The Vancouver Sun, and Business Insider.

Posts By Visual Capitalist

April 28, 2017 |

France: Macron vs. Le Pen to Decide Fate of EU

The first round of the French presidential election is now complete, with only two candidates remaining:

Candidate % Vote (Round 1) Emmanuel Macron 23.9% Marine Le Pen 21.4% François Fillon 20.0% Jean-Luc Mélenchon 19.6% Benoît Hamon 6.4% Nicolas Dupont-Aignan … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Chart: The Netflix Generation

MILLENNIALS, STREAMING PLATFORMS, AND THE SLOW DEATH OF CABLE TELEVISION

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Since launching in the United States in 1948, cable television quickly emerged as the media consumption … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

See the Chart Where Rhode Island is Bigger Than Texas

How Much State Debt Rests on Your Shoulders?

We’ve previously shown the federal government debt incurred per person in each country, but today’s infographic drills down to the state level.

How much state debt is there per person, and … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

This Map Shows the Most Extreme Comparison of Population Density We’ve Seen

 

You may have heard that the majority of the world’s population actually lives within a relatively small circle that covers China, India, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

That’s a pretty extreme example of population density – but … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today’s visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.

The full circle, known as a … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

Chart: Vetting Alphabet’s $4 Billion in “Other Bets”

Regardless of whether the policy remains in place today, one of Google’s most famous management philosophies has been the “20% rule”. Legend goes that especially in Google’s earlier days, employees were encouraged to spend 20% of their time working … Read More

April 4, 2017 |

11 Stunning Visualizations of Gold Show Its Value and Rarity

Since Ancient times, gold has served a very unique function in society.

Gold is extremely rare, impossible to create out of “thin air”, easily identifiable, malleable, and it does not tarnish. By nature of these properties, gold has been highly … Read More

April 3, 2017 |

Cheat Sheet: NAFTA’s Mixed Track Record Since 1994

CHEAT SHEET SUMS UP THE RESULTS OF NORTH AMERICAN TRADE SINCE 1994

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) officially came into … Read More

March 31, 2017 |

Here’s 48 Hedge Fund Terms Every Investor Should Know

For many investors, hedge funds appear to be shrouded in mystery.

There’s a practical reason for this. The best hedge funds are extremely careful about protecting their ideas and tactics, because they provide an important competitive advantage for making … Read More

March 30, 2017 |

The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types of Global Cities Stack Up

Back in 1950, close to 30% of the global population lived in cities.

That since has shifted dramatically. By 2050, a whopping 70% of people will live in urban areas – some of which will be megacities housing tens … Read More

March 29, 2017 |

How to Stop Your Favorite Website From Spying On You

We previously showed the various ways that Google is tracking your online activity, as well as the data the search giant likely has stored about you.

But, it’s not just Google that is quantifying everything you do – pretty much … Read More

March 21, 2017 |

Top 10 Habits of Millionaires for Building Wealth

If building large amounts of wealth was easy, then almost anyone could do it.

However, we know that only 6.4% of American adult population are millionaires, and the reality is that not all of those are self-made.

What habits … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

The Key Differences in Demographics for the Top 7 Social Networks

In today’s multi-platform world, the smart businesses are tailoring their messages to audiences based on a variety of factors.

Of course, there are the benefits and limitations to each platform to be considered – but even more importantly, the audience … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

The 100 Websites That Rule the Internet

For the full-size version of this giant infographic click here.

There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Here’s 40 Stock Market Terms That Every Beginner Should Know

Understanding the stock market can be a daunting task for any new investor. Not only are there many concepts and technical terms to figure out, but nearly everybody is trying to give you advice.

This can be overwhelming, especially … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Millionaire Migrants: Countries That Rich People Are Flocking To

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Money may not buy happiness, but it does buy the ultimate flexibility for making financial and lifestyle decisions.

For many of the world’s millionaires, money provides … Read More

March 10, 2017 |

Chart: How Bitcoin Reached Parity With Gold

CHARTING THE FAST AND VOLATILE RISE OF BITCOIN

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Would you rather have one bitcoin, or a single ounce of gold?

The answer used to be obvious. … Read More

March 9, 2017 |

The Boom of Women Entrepreneurs, in One Map

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century – back then, women were still fighting for their right to vote. It is important to remember that much still needs to be achieved. But also that women are making … Read More

March 7, 2017 |

The Worrying Decline of Freedom Around the World

The 20th century was a bull market for literacy, freedom, prosperity, health, and technology.

As a result of these gains, wealth has increased exponentially, and world poverty is now at all-time lows. Life expectancy continues to improve in most countries, … Read More

March 6, 2017 |

Is Short Selling Stocks Worth It?

When you go long, you are betting on that particular company’s success. You are hoping that the market values the stock higher in the future than they do today. Then, when you sell your stake in the company, you’ll realize … Read More

March 3, 2017 |

The Extraordinary Size of Amazon in One Chart

IT’S BIGGER THAN MOST BRICK AND MORTAR RETAILERS TOGETHER

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

What has more value: all major publicly traded department stores in the United States, or ?

Read More

March 2, 2017 |

The History of Money Explained in One Infographic

The History of Money Explained in One Infographic

Today’s infographic from Mint.com highlights the history of money, including the many monetary experiments that have taken place since ancient times.

Some innovations have stood the test of time – precious … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Interactive: Mapping the Flow of International Trade

To view the infographic, click here.

This interactive visualization was created by data visualization expert Max Galka from the Metrocosm blog. (Also check out his new project, Blueshift, which allows users to upload data and visualize it on maps … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

Color in Branding: What Does it Say About Your Industry?

The use of color can be a powerful way to guide the associations consumers have about a brand, but how and why certain colors are used can often be perplexing.

The color red is the perfect example. When it … Read More

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