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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

April 15, 2016 |

Visualizing Data: How the Media Blows Things Out of Proportion

Every year, it seems that there is a new type of virus or an imminent technological disaster that will purportedly threaten the existence of humankind.

If it wasn’t the Y2K apocalypse that would bring society back to the Stone … Read More

April 7, 2016 |

The Wealthiest Billionaires Under 35 Years Old

The first billion is the hardest, according to oil magnate T. Boone Pickens.

And while getting to a net worth of $1 billion at any point in time is a feat, doing it before the age of 35 is … Read More

April 6, 2016 |

The Salary Needed to Buy a Home in 27 Different U.S. Cities

The popping of the Greenspan-era housing bubble took about six years in total to fully “deflate”.

Most U.S. housing markets peaked sometime in 2006, and it wouldn’t be until just before the third-round of quantitative easing in 2012 that … Read More

April 5, 2016 |

Why Startups Fail: Here’s the 20 Most Common Reasons

For anyone who launches a new venture, there’s a grim reality involved: eventually 90% of startups bite the dust, and 51% of all businesses die off within a period of five years.

While failure is not fatal, there’s definitely no … Read More

April 4, 2016 |

Chart: Deaths of Roman Emperors vs. Coinage Debasement

The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.

Correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

In other words, just because … Read More

April 1, 2016 |

China’s Economy: The Sum of the Parts

Geographically vast countries such as the United States or Canada have incredible diversity within their borders. Every part of the country appears unique, as the distribution of population, culture, geographical features, natural resources, and regional industries vary from place to … Read More

March 31, 2016 |

The Fastest Startups to Hit $1 Billion Valuations

For the founders coding in the trenches of Silicon Valley, achieving the status of a “unicorn” is still the Holy Grail. The term, which references the presumably rare and mythological uni-horned creature, is used to describe a tech startup … Read More

March 29, 2016 |

The 3 Types of Quantum Computers and Their Applications

It’s an exciting time in computing.

Just days ago, Google’s AlphaGo AI took an insurmountable lead in the 3,000 year-old game of Go against the reigning world champion, Lee Sedol. In a five-game series, the score is now 3-1 for … Read More

March 28, 2016 |

Animation: Japan’s Aging Population

Japan’s infamous “Lost Decade” was supposed to refer to the stagnant economic period from 1991 until 2000, after the collapse of the asset price bubble in Japanese housing and stocks.

However, it seems the phrase was coined a little early, … Read More

March 22, 2016 |

Extraordinary Raw Materials in a Tesla Model S

Presented by: Red Cloud Klondike Strike (Equity crowdfunding in mining)

The Tesla Model S is the world’s most-wanted electric car, with 100,000 units already sold as of December 2015.

Critics have lauded the car for its impressive safety rating, … Read More

March 18, 2016 |

The Militarization of the Middle East in Numbers

The global arms trade is huge.

While it’s hard to pin down an exact value of arms transfers, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that the number was at least $76 billion in 2013, with the caveat that it … Read More

March 17, 2016 |

33 Facts About Women in Technology

Silicon Valley is known for a lot of things.

With a rich history of innovation and a healthy population of angel investors, there’s no doubt that it’s the startup capital of the world. Silicon Valley is also home to one … Read More

March 16, 2016 |

Animation: Wealth vs. Population for USA, China, and India

China already consumes mind-boggling amounts of raw materials, contributes 30.3% of global growth, and has a new spending class of 415 million millennials that is starting to demand middle class comforts.

But, if you’re still skeptical of this new economic … Read More

March 11, 2016 |

The 100 Most Expensive Keywords on Google

What do lawyers do with all of those legal fees that they generate?

Apparently, they throw it at cost-per-click advertising on Google AdWords.

According to today’s infographic on the 100 most expensive keywords on Google by WebpageFX, search phrases related … Read More

March 9, 2016 |

All of the World’s Stock Exchanges by Size

There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising.

At the high end of the spectrum is the mighty NYSE, representing $18.5 trillion in market capitalization, or about 27% of the total … Read More

March 4, 2016 |

Why a Brexit Could Be a Losing Proposition for Everyone

After two days of intense negotiations, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a new agreement that could allow Britain to stay in the European Union. Although not all of his demands were met in full, the potential deal … Read More

February 26, 2016 |

Animation: Re-sizing U.S. Counties Based on Local Economies

On a global level, the World Bank estimates that although only 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, more than 80% of all economic production happens in cities.

Urban areas provide a combination of network effects and economies … Read More

February 25, 2016 |

The Players in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality has been exiled to the dreaded trough of disillusionment for years, but it is finally on the path to escape. Products such as Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are continuously wowing both users and investors, and these … Read More

February 24, 2016 |

Putting America’s Defense Spending into Perspective

Wouldn’t it be a strange world to live in if 50% of military spending was paid for by just 5% of the population?

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Every year, the United States government spends the equivalent of … Read More

February 23, 2016 |

Sizing Up the Tallest Skyscraper of 2015

There were more skyscrapers built in 2015 than any other past year, according to the 2015 Year in Review report created by Skyscraper Central.

This year’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, comes in at a staggering 2,073 ft (632m) to … Read More

February 18, 2016 |

Investing in the Rise of the New Spending Class

It’s no secret that the world has been a little down on China.

The world’s most populous country has been the primary engine of economic growth for decades, but recently investor optimism around China has diminished significantly. With a sliding … Read More

February 15, 2016 |

Millionaire to Billionaire: How Long Does it Take?

Years ago, a memorable exchange on took place after Canadian rapper Drake tweeted that “the first million is the hardest.”

Moments after, an unexpected reply came from Texan oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens:

Today’s infographic, also found here … Read More

February 12, 2016 |

The Slowdown in Venture Capital Deals is a Cause for Concern

Last year, the market for venture capital soared to new heights. A record amount of money was raised, with global funding for VC-backed companies reaching $128.5 billion, a 44% jump from 2014.

However, this impressive annual data doesn’t show … Read More

February 8, 2016 |

The World’s Most Famous Case of Deflation

 

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

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