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Affluent Christian Investor | September 21, 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

January 20, 2016 |

Animation: 100 Years of the Most Populous Countries

“I think ageing demographics is a bigger issue in China than people think. And the problems it creates should be become evident as early as 2016.”

– Stan Druckenmiller, a 2013 quote

Over the last year, we’ve … Read More

January 18, 2016 |

The World’s Most Valuable Substances by Weight

In the field of economics, the laws of supply and demand state that the price of a product and its available supply to the market are interconnected. For example, if a good such as crude oil is produced in excess, … Read More

January 15, 2016 |

Global Stock Markets Off to Worst Start in History

The first four trading days show optimism for 2016 is in short supply.

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

In our review of the economic events of 2015, we noted that the simple … Read More

January 14, 2016 |

The Average Investor Lost 3.1% in 2015

Contrarian investors pride themselves in running a different direction than the majority of the pack. They find opportunities in asset classes that are universally hated by the masses, and try to carve out their own convictions by downplaying popular sentiment.

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January 13, 2016 |

It’s Official: Bitcoin was the Top Performing Currency of 2015

For most investors, the major story of 2015 was the expectation and eventual fulfillment of a rate hike, signalling the start of tightening monetary policy in the United States. This policy is divergent to those of other major central banks, … Read More

January 12, 2016 |

Visual Capitalist’s Top 15 Infographics of 2015

Put down your turkey leftovers and the rum-infused eggnog – it’s time to recap our favorite posts on Visual Capitalist from 2015.

The following list includes a mix of infographics, data visualizations, and charts. Some of the posts listed … Read More

January 11, 2016 |

A Timeline of Failed Tech Predictions

In the realm of technology, predictions about the future are famously hard to make.

Technology evolves at a logarithmic pace. Even small incremental changes over time can compound to create an entirely different business reality in the future. Entire industries … Read More

January 8, 2016 |

5 Maps Showing the Extreme Variance in U.S. Population Distribution

The United States is the third most populous country in the world with approximately 320 million people living within its borders.

However, the country is also the third largest in land size, giving it a wide and diverse geographical … Read More

January 7, 2016 |

The 20 Best Stories in Science from 2015

It’s easy to pontificate about what the future may hold, but sometimes it comes with disastrous results. Instead, the best way to get a taste of the future may be to look at the most recent scientific developments that happened … Read More

January 6, 2016 |

Here’s the Top Quotes from an SF Investment Conference

Weeks ago we were delighted to attend an investment conference in San Francisco called The Silver Summit & Resource Expo.

Speakers included well-known voices in the investment community such as Grant Williams, Frank Holmes, Frank Trotter, and Rick Rule. The … Read More

January 5, 2016 |

The World’s Strangest Currencies


Originally posted on 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 … Read More

January 4, 2016 |

Best Performing Currency of 2015… Bitcoin!

It’s been a year of mixed results for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and speculators.

The biggest positive for Bitcoin is that it was actually the best performing currency this year, ahead of the US Dollar and the Israeli Shekel. Bitcoins have climbed … Read More

December 31, 2015 |

The Year in News 2015

Every social media platform has a differentiating factor that determines how it’s used. , for example, is best suited for networking and business, while Instagram is designed to share photos.

The key differentiation of has become clear over time: … Read More

December 30, 2015 |

Junk Bonds Finally Capitulate to Lower Oil Price Environment

High-yield bond ETFs are down double-digits since the summer.

Over the month of December, the market for high-yield bonds (also known as junk bonds) had a mini-meltdown that’s raised some eyebrows.

Junk bonds, which are non-investment grade debt instruments that … Read More

December 29, 2015 |

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization

How much money exists in the world?

Strangely enough, there are multiple answers to this question, and the amount of money that exists changes depending on how we define it. The more abstract definition of money we use, the higher … Read More

December 23, 2015 |

The Properties of Money

While a deeper look at money did raise many questions, there are at least some foundational truths that can be discerned about money.

For example, many economists and experts in the field agree that money must be a medium of … Read More

December 22, 2015 |

What is Money?

At first glance, the concept of “money” seems extremely straightforward.

For example: the cost of a loaf of bread in New York City at a grocery store may be $3.50. We don’t think about it much, and we pull out … Read More

December 21, 2015 |

The 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World

Every year, Forbes analyzes the sports world to produce a list of the 50 most valuable sports teams in the world.

The most valuable team for the third year in a row is Real Madrid CF, which first overtook Manchester … Read More

December 18, 2015 |

The World’s “Hot” Money

Over $7.8 trillion of illicit money has flowed out of developing countries in last decade

Every year, roughly $1 trillion flows illegally out of developing and emerging economies due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. This amount is more than … Read More

December 16, 2015 |

Visualizing Chinese Investment in Africa

We have said previously that Africa is the new land of opportunity for speculators and investors. Although there is no shortage of risks, the continent is home to vast amounts of resource wealth, the fastest growing class of millionaires, and … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

The Increasingly Crowded Unicorn Club

Unicorns, a moniker applied to private startups valued at over $1 billion or more, are supposed to be mythical in nature.

At best, there are supposed to be so few of them that venture capital firms would be absolutely elated … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

Deal Flow: The Technologies Receiving the Most Investment from VCs

Angel investors and venture capitalists put up with a lack of liquidity in there investments for a good reason. The ability to fund private, early-stage ventures allows these investors to get a pulse on industry trends before they fully materialize … Read More

December 11, 2015 |

The Nuclear Conundrum

Median age of all operating nuclear reactors is 28.8 years and counting.

The nuclear sector today certainly has its immediate challenges. Costs had already been a long problem, but the incident at Fukushima complicated matters even further. The industry and … Read More

December 10, 2015 |

How are Silver and Gold Bullion Premiums Calculated?

The price paid for each ounce of bullion is composed of the metal’s spot price and the bullion premium.

Here’s the price composition of some common rounds:

  • Silver Eagle: 80% spot price / 20% bullion premium
  • Silver Canadian Maple … Read More

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