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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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The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns (2012-2021)
The top three performers for 2021 were energy fuels, with coal providing the single best annual return of any commodity over the past 10 years at 160.6%.
Prediction Consensus: What The Experts See Coming In 2022
During times of uncertainty, we’re even more eager to predict what’s to come. To satisfy this demand, thousands of prognosticators share their predictions as one year closes and another begins with varying levels of success.
Breaking Down Careers In Finance, From Hedge Funds To M&A
Corporate finance is a key pillar on which modern markets and economies have been built. And this complex ecosystem consists of a number of important sectors, which can lead to lucrative career avenues.
How Every Asset Class, Currency, And S&P 500 Sector Performed In 2021
After the volatility of 2020, the majority of asset classes in 2021 saw positive returns as the world reopened for business. The Fed's accommodative monetary policy, supply chain struggles, and high demand for fuels and materials moved the markets.
The U.S. Stock Market In 2021: Best And Worst Performing Sectors
Let’s take a look at which sectors thrived during the twists and turns of 2021 - and which couldn’t stomach the volatility.
A Visual Guide To Profile Picture NFTs
PFP NFTs are pieces of digital art that trade on blockchains like Ethereum and Solana. While often used as avatars on social media, they could play a larger role in the metaverse.
The Companies That Defined 2021
In 2021, a handful of companies stood out from the pack, dominating the conversation and influencing society in both positive and negative ways.
Visualizing The $94 Trillion World Economy In One Chart
Just four countries—the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany—make up over half of the world’s economic output by gross domestic product (GDP) in nominal terms.
Mapped: Economic Freedom Around The World
Let’s take a look at the economic freedom of each region in the world.
The Top 10 Semiconductor Companies By Market Share
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is by far the world’s largest chip manufacturer. It’s also the sixth most valuable company in the world.
Who Got It Right? A Look Back At Expert Predictions For 2021
If 2021 taught us anything, it’s that things can change at the drop of the hat. Amidst all this uncertainty, how many of our highlighted predictions came to fruition, and which ones didn’t pan out exactly as expected?
The Decline Of Long-Term Investing
The average holding period of shares on the NYSE has fallen to new lows. What's driving the change?
HH The World’s Biggest Startups: Top Unicorns Of 2021
In total, there are more than 800 unicorn startups -the biggest startups with a valuation above $1 billion - globally. But just 35 are 'decacorns' - unicorns with valuations above $10 billion, spread out across different countries and industries.
Ranked: The World’s Most Popular Social Networks, And Who Owns Them
Currently, there are over 4.5 billion people around the world who use some form of social media - about 57% of the global population.
The Decline Of U.S. Car Production
Recent events are a grim reminder of the direction U.S. car production is heading.
How Central Banks Think About Digital Currency
A CBDC adopts certain characteristics of everyday paper or coin currencies and cryptocurrency. It is expected to provide central banks and the monetary systems they govern a step towards modernizing.
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