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Affluent Christian Investor | October 22, 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 24, 2016 |

Why Oil Prices Fluctuate

During the summer of 2014, WTI oil traded at prices north of $105/bbl.

Around this time, Bloomberg had an article titled “Oil Topping $116 Seen Possible as Iraq Conflict Widens” while even Investopedia forecasted on June 19, 2014 that oil … Read More

June 23, 2016 |

Investor Confidence in Cloud Technology is Sky High

For technology investors in 2015, cloud was king.

Money continued to flow to the cloud storage sector, where a total of 1,800 transactions were made in 2015 for a total value of more than $100 billion. The largest of these … Read More

June 20, 2016 |

The Trajectory of Venezuelan Hyperinflation Looks Familiar…

Extreme shortages of food and power continue to ravage the country of Venezuela, and ordinary people have been paying the price.

With triple-digit inflation, that “price” is expected to continue to soar even higher. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), … Read More

June 14, 2016 |

China’s Debt Bomb

No One Knows if its a Hand Grenade or a Nuclear Explosion

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

The ramp up in Chinese debt accumulation has been a leading concern of investors … Read More

June 13, 2016 |

This One Map Sums Up the Economy of the Middle East

If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.

In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural … Read More

June 10, 2016 |

A Changing Skyline: The World’s Tallest Buildings Over Time

For thousands of years, the technological advancements needed to build taller structures only inched forward. For example, the Great Pyramid of Giza, erected over 4,000 years ago at a height of 481 ft (147 m), amazingly made the list … Read More

June 6, 2016 |

How Oil Imports to the U.S. Have Shifted Dramatically Over 15 Years

While green energy is making inroads particularly at the electrical grid, the majority of energy in the United States is still consumed by the industrial and transportation sectors. Today, it’s still true that about 90% of all energy used … Read More

June 3, 2016 |

The Largest Global Risks to Business in 2016

The Largest Global Risks to Business in 2016

Every year, the World Economic Forum releases an updated list of the top risks to business based on its survey to 750 members of the organization’s global multi-stakeholder community. Today’s charts and … Read More

June 2, 2016 |

An Inside Look at the World’s Biggest Paper Gold Market

Every day, there are a whopping 5,500 tonnes ($212 billion) of gold traded in London, making it the largest wholesale and over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold in the world.

To put that in perspective, more gold is traded in … Read More

June 1, 2016 |

Brightest Millennials in Business: Here’s What They Think

Investors, advertisers, and business leaders around the world are still trying to understand millennials, the generational group that will shape commerce for the foreseeable future. In the past, that’s why we’ve looked at millennial investing and banking preferences, their favorite … Read More

May 25, 2016 |

Why the Lottery is a Regressive Tax on the Nation’s Poorest

Every year, Americans spend a mind-blowing $70.1 billion on the lottery. That works out to an average of $630 per household, representing more money spent on gambling than on books, sports tickets, recorded music sales, video games, and the … Read More

May 19, 2016 |

Do You Want Fries With That?

Over half of U.S. jobs created this year are in Food or Retail

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation report, summing up the most recent government figures on employment in the United States. Investors … Read More

May 18, 2016 |

What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2016?

Several weeks ago, we published U.S. consumption numbers in real-time, highlighting the speed at which physical goods and services are purchased.

Today, we enter into the digital realm to see what happens every minute on the internet. The statistics are … Read More

May 17, 2016 |

The March of the Zombie Miners Continues

New report shows that over half (52%) of all Canadian-listed mining companies are zombies

Canada has a reputation worldwide as the epicenter for mining exploration, and over the years the country’s junior-listed companies have created billions of dollars in … Read More

May 16, 2016 |

Visualizing the Most Miserable Countries in the World

Every year, the Cato Institute publishes a list of the world’s most “miserable countries” by using a simple economic formula to calculate the scores. Described as a Misery Index, the tally for each country can be found by adding the … Read More

May 13, 2016 |

The Riskiest Places to Live

Risk, from a mathematical perspective, is the probability of an event multiplied by its potential impact.

The World Risk Report, which is published each year, looks at the risks of natural disasters in this way. The model used in … Read More

May 11, 2016 |

Time Machine: Apple vs. Microsoft vs. IBM over the Last 20 Years

A decade ago, if you asked someone how they would get rich off of a time travel machine, a fairly common answer would be to go back in time and buy shares of Microsoft after its 1986 IPO.

While … Read More

May 9, 2016 |

Is Your Startup Idea Already Taken?

There’s an ongoing joke in the startup world about how aspiring founders pitch their new ventures. Every startup idea is reduced to an “Uber for _____” or a “Tinder for _______”, where some niche untapped market is inserted in the … Read More

May 6, 2016 |

Step by Step: How Elon Musk Built His Empire

“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their … Read More

May 5, 2016 |

Video: The History of Credit Cards

Today, credit cards are one of the most important sources of big bank profits. However, a look at the history of credit cards shows that things weren’t always that way.

The History of Credit Cards

While it may seem … Read More

May 3, 2016 |

See How the Internet of Things Will Change Your Life

The dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) era is already upon us, but for many people there is a chance that the future impact of the IoT is still pretty unclear.

What is the scale of this technological … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

IMF Growth Forecasts: Missing the Mark So Far

Will next week’s report be on target after 5 years of downward revisions?

Projections on the global economic recovery have been overestimated by most policymakers and institutions for some time now. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been no … Read More

April 29, 2016 |

The Energy and Mineral Riches of the Arctic

The Energy and Mineral Riches of the Arctic

The Arctic has been the fascination of many people for centuries.

Hundreds of years ago, the Europeans saw the Arctic’s frigid waters as a potential gateway to the Pacific. The region … Read More

April 27, 2016 |

Commodities: Gold and Zinc Crush it in Q1, Energy Gets Smoked

Commodities: Gold and Zinc Crush it in Q1, Energy Gets Smoked

The start of 2016 has been a roller coaster for investors.

Global markets had their worst ever start in the first trading days of the year, with the S&P … Read More

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