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Affluent Investor | June 23, 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

June 22, 2017 |

Which Companies Make The Most Revenue Per Employee?

ON AVERAGE, COMPANIES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR MAKE AT LEAST 2X PER EMPLOYEE THAN OTHERS

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

The world’s largest companies have many similarities, but the size of … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

Tracking Hacking: The World’s Biggest Data Breaches

Each circle corresponds to the number of records lost per data breach. (Also: interactive version here)

This data visualization comes to us from Information is Beautiful. Go to their site to see the highly-recommendedinteractive format that visualizes the same … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

What Ideas Are Trending Among Tech’s Biggest Influencers?

Y Combinator, one of best-known Silicon Valley accelerators, has an impressive track record of success. With well-timed investments in Dropbox, Stripe, and Airbnb, the startups in the company’s portfolio are now worth an aggregate of $600 billion in market capitalization.

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June 16, 2017 |

Emerging Markets Are Not All Created Equal

For most investors, targeting foreign countries where there are high expectations for growth is a useful strategy.

After all, in the United States, Canada, and Europe, economies are mostly growing at about 2% or less per year. And while these … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

The Demographic Timebomb: A Rapidly Aging Population

With record-high amounts of student debt, questionable job prospects, and too much avocado toast in their bellies, many millennials already feel like they are getting the short end of the stick.

But here’s another economic headwind they face as they … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

Chart: The Coin Universe Keeps Expanding

BITCOIN’S RECORD YEAR IS JUST A PART OF THE BIG STORY

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

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

The 20 Largest Stock Exchanges in the World

Investors know the NYSE as a home for the world’s most important blue chip stocks. Massive companies like Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil, and Coca-Cola are listed on the exchange along with roughly 2,400 other companies, and together they add … Read More

June 6, 2017 |

The U.S. Spends More Public Money on Healthcare Than Sweden or Canada

Sticker Shock THE U.S. SPENDS MORE PUBLIC MONEY ON HEALTHCARE THAN SWEDEN OR CANADA

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

The underlying challenges in fixing U.S. healthcare may be multi-faceted and complex, … Read More

June 5, 2017 |

Chart: Where is Global Growth Happening?

CHINA AND U.S. STILL GENERATING >50% OF REAL GDP GROWTH

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

According to forecasts from earlier this year by the World Bank, the global economy is expected … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Long List of Failures

At first glance, it’s easy to be blown away by Elon Musk’s impressive resume.

He’s shooting for the stars with SpaceX, changing the future of transportation with Tesla, Hyperloop, and The Boring Company, and he’s already had a profound impact … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

This Animated Map Shows U.S. Unemployment Over Time (1990-2016)

When we are talking about the unemployment rate as a barometer for the health of the economy, it’s most commonly the national figure that gets referenced.

Historically, on a national level, an unemployment rate in the 4-6% range is generally … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

U.S. Federal Government Spending is Now a Single, Unified Data Set

It’s been many years in the making, but spending data from the U.S. Federal Government is now all unified in one source that can be accessed by anyone.

The significance of this cannot be overstated – every single department of … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

Here’s 13 Ideas to Fight Fake News – and a Big Problem With All of Them

While fake news is certainly problematic, the solutions proposed to penalize articles deemed to be “untrue” are just as scary.

By centralizing fact checking, a system is created that is inherently fragile, biased, and prone for abuse. Furthermore, the … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Retail Apocalypse: Everything You Need to Know

Here’s another knowledge bomb: it’s going to keep growing for the foreseeable future. Huge surprise, right?

SIGNS OF A RECKONING

Retailers eye their competition relentlessly, and the sector also has notoriously thin margins.

The big retailers must have seen … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

The Sad State of America’s Infrastructure in One Infographic

Every year, Americans spend a combined 600,000 years stuck in traffic.

If you’re thinking that time could be spent a little more productively, you’re not the only one.

In fact, even politicians are taking notice of aging and insufficient infrastructure … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ is a Backup Plan to Save the World’s Most Vital Crops

Imagine that the unthinkable has happened.

A massive asteroid impact triggers a “nuclear winter” effect, or one of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanos erupts. Maybe Donald Trump gets in an epic feud with Kim Jong-Un that initiates World War … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Measuring Perceptions of Uncertainty

What is the difference between an event that is probable and one that is highly likely?

The two terms seem mostly interchangeable, but each individual’s interpretation is actually highly subjective. That means that when stakes are high, such as for … Read More

May 2, 2017 |

Visualizing America’s Changing Energy Mix (1970 – 2030e)

WHAT POWERS THE U.S., AND HOW THAT MIX IS EVOLVING OVER TIME.

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

Today’s chart plots data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to show America’s changing … Read More

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

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