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Affluent Investor | June 26, 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 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

February 20, 2017 |

These 3 Animated Maps Show the World’s Largest Cities Throughout History

In 300 B.C., Carthage was one of the world’s largest cities with up to 700,000 people living within its walls. The Carthaginian republic was a force to be reckoned with, controlling inconceivable amounts of wealth and land all around the … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

Energy Sources 101: These Short Videos Explain the Basics

If you’ve ever searched online for unbiased and fact-driven articles on energy, you’ve probably noticed that they can be quite rare. Almost every information source seems to be pushing an agenda.

Energy is a touchy subject, and billions of dollars … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Which Countries Are Going in the Right Direction?

With so much polarization on key issues, it’s tough to get a pulse on where the world is heading.

But if you ditch the complexity and nuance surrounding current events, we can get a good gauge by asking a simple … Read More

February 14, 2017 |

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Modern entrepreneurs live and work in a fast-paced and frictionless environment that is unlike anything before seen in history.

Through the power of the internet, entrepreneurs have the choice of a variety of platforms and business models, all with … Read More

February 13, 2017 |

The Fake News Problem in One Chart

There’s been no shortage of blame passed around for the so-called “fake news” epidemic that has been front and center since the U.S. election.

Social media has been singled out as one key factor leading to the spread of … Read More

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