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Founder and Publisher at Visual Capitalist
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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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Nvidia Joins The Trillion Dollar Club
Chipmaker Nvidia is now worth nearly as much as Amazon. For some, Nvidia’s valuation seems unrealistic even in spite of the prospects of AI.
Just 20 Stocks Have Driven S&P 500 Returns So Far In 2023
Just 20 firms—mainly AI-related stocks—are propping up the S&P 500 and driving it into positive territory, signaling growing risk in the market.
Charted: Public Trust In The Federal Reserve
Each year, Gallup conducts a survey of American adults on various economic topics, more specifically, respondents are asked how much confidence they have in the current Fed chairman to do or recommend the right thing for the U.S. economy.
Ranked: Who Made The Most U.S. Unicorn Acquisitions Since 1997?
Unicorn acquisitions are driven by two factors: the rate at which new unicorns are minted, and the climate for M&A transactions more broadly.
Ranked: The World’s Biggest Steel Producers, By Country
Global steel production in 2022 reached 1,878 million tonnes, barely surpassing the pre-pandemic production of 1,875 million tonnes in 2019.
Charting The Rise Of America’s Debt Ceiling
Every few years the debt ceiling standoff puts the credit of the U.S. at risk.
How EV Adoption Will Impact Oil Consumption (2015-2025P)
As the world moves towards the electrification of the transportation sector, the demand for oil will be replaced by the demand for electricity.
Comparing The Speed Of Interest Rate Hikes 1988-2023
After the latest rate hike on May 3rd, U.S. interest rates have reached levels not seen since 2007. The Federal Reserve has been aggressive with its interest rate hikes as it tries to combat sticky inflation.
Visualized: Real Interest Rates By Country
Interest rates play a crucial role in the economy because they affect consumers, businesses, and investors alike.
Visualizing The Assets And Liabilities Of U.S. Banks
The U.S. banking sector has more than 4,000 FDIC-insured banks that play a crucial role in the country’s economy by securely storing deposits and providing credit in the form of loans.
Which Jobs Will Be Most Impacted By ChatGPT?
OpenAI found that 80% of Americans work in occupations where at least 10% of their tasks can be done (or aided) by AI. One-fifth of the workforce belong to occupations where 50% of work tasks would be impacted by artificial intelligence.
How Smart Is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI, has become incredibly popular over the past year due to its ability to generate human-like responses in a wide range of circumstances.
Big Oil Profits Reached Record High Levels In 2022
Last year was a great year for oil companies.
Charted: Apple’s Profit Of Nearly $100 Billion In 2022
The key to Apple’s profitability is how its strong brand has allowed it to tap into an excellent gross margin percentage.
US Debt: Visualizing The $31.4 Trillion Owed In 2023
In January 2023, the U.S. hit its debt ceiling, also known as its borrowing limit. While some countries tie their debt to GDP, the U.S. sets an exact limit in dollar terms.
Global EV Production: BYD Surpasses Tesla
2022 was another historic year for EVs, with annual production surpassing 10 million cars for the first time ever.
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