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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

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
December 9, 2015 |

The Race for Arctic Domination

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In the year 1776, James Cook was dispatched from Great Britain on an important mission: to discover the Northwest Passage. The famed hypothetical route from the Pacific to the Atlantic was a primary motivation … Read More

December 4, 2015 |

How Affluent Millennials are Changing the Finance Industry

We previously showed a set of nine charts that show the views of Millennials on debt, banking, and investing. We also recently showed what Millennials want in a first home.

Today’s infographic follows a similar thread, looking at the values … Read More

December 3, 2015 |

Becoming Big Oil: How the 10 Largest Oil Companies Were Born

The size and scope of Big Oil is truly mind-boggling.

For example, Chinese government-owned Sinopec, the world’s largest oil company by 2014 revenues, employs 358,571 people and brought in a whopping $455 billion in revenue last year.

Royal Dutch Shell … Read More

December 2, 2015 |

The Bitcoin Universe Explained

This infographic explains the wide ranges of the Bitcoin universe, accompanied with quotes from some of its best-known business leaders.

The diverse selection of companies in the Bitcoin universe is one of the multiple reasons that we are bullish on … Read More

November 25, 2015 |

The Market Has No Bite Without the “FANG” Stocks

, , Netflix, and Google created over $440 in value over 2015

In the sixth year of the bull run, the U.S. large cap market has had its ups and downs. The S&P 500 peaked at 2134.7 in the early … Read More

November 24, 2015 |

Most Americans Hit “Peak Income” More Than 15 Years Ago

After adjusting for inflation, the majority of Americans are worse off today than they were decades ago. The map below shows that median household income actually peaked at least 15 years ago in 81% of U.S. counties.

This visualization of … Read More

November 18, 2015 |

The Psychology of Prices

The fascinating infographic we share today focuses in on the psychology of pricing strategy.

In other words: do the actual pricing options provided to a consumer influence overall buying behavior? It turns out the answer to that is a “yes”, … Read More

November 16, 2015 |

Where Does Global Growth Come From?

Over 80% of GDP growth comes from just 16 countries.

Most investors know the story of the MINT and BRICS countries. These are emerging markets with rapidly expanding economies, and investors expect these countries to drive global growth both now … Read More

November 13, 2015 |

The Modern Era of Investor Relations

The internet’s explosion in popularity is attributed mainly to the invention of the first graphical web browser in 1993. Since then, the way investors have gotten information on companies and financials has changed dramatically.

Let’s take a look at how … Read More

November 11, 2015 |

Japan Officially Gets Leapfrogged by the Four Asian Tigers

Throughout the decades in the 1950s and 1960s, the Japanese economy was envied for its unrelenting growth.

Dubbed the “Post-War Miracle”, this period of time saw Japan become a global center of manufacturing and exports. Japanese brands such as … Read More

November 6, 2015 |

This Stunning 3D Map Shows U.S. GDP Contribution by City

The United States economy makes up about 23.3% of global output and boasts annual economic productivity of $17.3 trillion. In the past, we’ve shown a visualization comparing all of the world’s economies, a direct comparison between the economies of the … Read More

November 4, 2015 |

Explained: The Differences Between Electronic Money and Bitcoin

Electronic Money (commonly abbreviated e-money) and Bitcoin are two systems for making payments that are digital in nature. Both are catalysts in the mobile payments revolution, but that is where their similarities end.

In reality, the two systems are extremely … Read More

November 2, 2015 |

Turning Down Billions: Grading 15 Tech Companies that Declined Big Takeover Offers

If you were to ask legendary investor Peter Thiel about the most important moment in history, he would point to an exchange in July 2006.

Yahoo had made the lucrative offer of $1 billion for , and Peter Thiel … Read More

October 27, 2015 |

The Internet of Things and Our Mobile Future

By the time you finish reading this infographic, there will be 3,810 new devices connected to the Internet of Things.

That’s because there are 328 million devices being connected to the internet each month. It’s also why researchers estimate that … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Is Age Just a Number? Big Wins by Older Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial archetype that people think of in 2015 is usually some sort of kid-genius programmer or visionary that strikes it big. Think of Mark Zuckerberg, who created co-founded in his early 20s and launched a multi-billion dollar empire.

Read More

October 23, 2015 |

Is Gold Off to the Races?

Commodity traders know that gold is highly cyclical, and that it takes significant changes in the fundamentals and sentiment to change the long-term price trend. That said, the latest news on gold is cautiously optimistic for those waiting for a … Read More

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