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Affluent Christian Investor | August 18, 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

July 4, 2017 |

What Happens To Trading During a Market Crash?

It’s hard to predict when a stock market crash will occur, so the best defense is to be prepared.

Today’s infographic comes to us from StocksToTrade.com, and it explains what happens when a large enough drop in the market triggers a … Read More

June 29, 2017 |

The Top 100 Companies: Revenue vs. Profit

Just over a month ago, we published a very tidy data visualization that summed up the top 50 companies in the world by revenue, based on data from Forbes.

But, just looking at revenue numbers doesn’t give a full picture on … Read More

June 28, 2017 |

Animation: The World’s Population in 2100 by Region

 

It’s a well-known fact that 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia.

Although this information isn’t necessarily new or surprising to anyone, it’s still something that we’ve found interesting ways to look at in the past. For example, … Read More

June 27, 2017 |

The Bitcoin Economy, in Perspective

As you see on this head-spinning graph below, the total amount of money in the world is $84 trillion. But that includes money in the bank. In physical coins and notes, the total global money supply is only $31 trillion. See … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Africa’s Exploding Tech Startup Ecosystem

In terms of economic potential and growth, Africa has never been more important on the world stage.

Africa is home to the fastest growing cities, and more than half of the world’s population growth will take place on the … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Interactive: What Futuristic Transport Will You See in Your Lifetime?

See the interactive chart here!

We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation.

While there are still no flying cars yet, perhaps that is for the better.

Instead, it is the integrated application of ultra-fast processors, high-tech sensors, … Read More

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

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