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A founder of Visual Capitalist, Jeff holds a BCom from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Jeff believes that a fusion of information and design can bring investors unique insight in a way that has never been done before. Originally hailing from Penticton, BC, Jeff is also an avid traveller, ... more

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Volatile Returns: Commodity Investing Through Miners And Explorers
Investors consider gold and silver as safe-haven investments. But the companies that produce gold and silver often offer volatile returns, creating opportunities for astute investors.
Charting 20 Years Of Home Price Changes In Every U.S. City
Looking at country or state level data fails to capture the incredible nuance of home values around the country.
The Economics Of Coffee In One Chart
From the labor of growing, exporting, and roasting the coffee plants to the materials like packaging, cups, and even stir sticks, there are many underlying costs that factor into every cup of coffee consumed.
Visualizing How The Pandemic Is Impacting American Wallets
If you’ve felt that you’ve needed to penny-pinch more during the pandemic, you’re not alone...42% of U.S. consumers have missed paying one or more bills, while over a third (39%) believe they will need to skip payments in the future.
Beijing Bounces Back: China Posts Positive Q3 Growth Numbers
China became the first major economy to return to its pre-virus growth trajectory, posting positive growth numbers in Q2 2020. Now, China’s National Bureau of Statistics has reported third-quarter GDP growth that is up 4.9% from a year ago.
The Top Struggles Of Remote Workers
If remote work becomes standard, employers will need to step up.
How Total Spending By U.S. Advertisers Has Changed Over 20 Years
With an advertising economy worth $239 billion in 2019, it’s safe to say that the U.S. is home to some of the biggest advertising spenders. However, the pandemic has resulted in an upheaval of advertising, and it is unlikely to recover for some time.
How Amazon Makes Its Money
While a majority of Amazon’s revenue comes from online sales, the company has several other business segments that generate billions of dollars in revenue
Visualized: A Breakdown Of Amazon’s Revenue Model
Amazon has evolved into more than just an online store. While e-commerce makes up a significant portion of the company’s overall sales, its diverse revenue model generates billions through various business segments.
Mapped: America’s $2 Trillion Economic Drop, By State And Sector
While all states experienced a decline, the effects were not distributed equally across the nation. Take a look at state-by-state changes in GDP and the worst-performing states by industry.
Visualized: A Snapshot Of The Global Personal Tech Market
A plethora of accessories and devices, known as smartphone multipliers, have surged in popularity—this market is set to generate $459 billion in revenue by the end of 2020.
Every Company In And Out Of The Dow Jones Industrial Average Since 1928
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is reported on daily by every major finance and media platform—a testament to its importance and relevance in global financial markets.
Mapped: The Uneven Recovery Of U.S. Small Businesses
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, employing nearly half of the private sector workforce. Unfortunately, lockdown and work-from-home measures have disproportionately affected small businesses.
Visualizing The Range Of EVs On Major Highway Routes
Between growing concerns around climate change, new commuting behaviors due to COVID-19, and imminent policy changes, the global transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is well under way.
The U.S. Cities With The Highest Economic Output
At over $21 trillion, the US holds the title of the world’s largest economy accounting for almost a 25% of the global GDP total. However, the fact is that a few select cities are responsible for a large share of the country’s total economic output.
Shapes Of Recovery: When Will The Global Economy Bounce Back?
Whenever the economy is put through the ringer, levels of optimism, and pessimism about its potential recovery can vary greatly. The current state mid-pandemic is no exception.
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