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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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Visualizing The Current State Of The Global Gender Gap
According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report, it could take up to 135.6 years to close the global gender gap, based on the current rate of change.
Interest Rate Hikes Vs. Inflation Rate, By Country
The U.S. Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive with its interest rate hikes. It has raised its policy rate by 1.5% since January, with half of that increase occurring at the June 2022 meeting.
3 Insights From The Fed’s Latest Economic Snapshot
Each month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York publishes monthly economic snapshots. Here are the three most important takeaways from the report.
Visualizing The Coming Shift In Global Economic Power
As the post-pandemic recovery chugs along, the global economy is set to see major changes in the coming decades. Most significantly, China is forecast to pass the United States to become the largest economy globally.
Four Main Factors Drive Gasoline Prices
More than half the cost of filling your tank is influenced by the price of crude oil. Meanwhile, the rest of the price at the pump is split fairly equally between refining costs, marketing and distribution, and taxes.
Charted: The Global Decline Of Fertility Rates
Lower fertility rates, coupled with increased life expectancies around the world, are creating an aging population. Since 1950, the global median age has grown from 25 years to 33 years. An older population increases economic risks.
Visualizing Well-Known Airlines By Fleet Composition
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly followed and severely impacted the entire aviation industry. As countries, airliners, and manufacturers look to bounce back and recover, fleet compositions are sure to change.
Ranked: These Are 10 Of The World’s Least Affordable Housing Markets
The US doesn't start appearing on the list til number 4 - but to make up for it, is the only country to place four cities in the global top 10.
Poll: Inflation Is The Top Financial Concern For Americans
A recent survey by Gallup discovered that inflation has become the top financial concern for Americans, surpassing other issues like low wages and housing costs.
The Best Months For Stock Market Gains
Many investors believe that equity markets perform better during certain times of the year.
Which Countries Trust Their Government, And Which Ones Don’t
Lack of faith in government and politics is nothing new, but in times of uncertainty, that lack of trust can coalesce into movements that challenge the authority of ruling parties and even threaten the stability of nations.
Visualizing China’s $18 Trillion Economy In One Chart
Let’s take a look at what powers China’s modern economy.
Mapped: The State Of Global Democracy In 2022
The world’s (almost) eight billion people live under a wide variety of political and cultural circumstances. In broad terms, those circumstances can be measured and presented on a sliding scale between “free” and “not free”.
Arms Transfers: U.S. And Russia’s Biggest Trading Partners
For decades, countries proficient in arms manufacturing have supplied weapons to other countries in demand of them. At the helm of these trades are the U.S. and Russia, which have accounted for 57% of all arms trades in the last 10 years.
Mapped: Solar And Wind Power By Country
Wind and solar generated 10.3% of global electricity for the first time in 2021, rising from 9.3% in 2020, and doubling their share compared to 2015 when the Paris Climate Agreement was signed.
Mapped: Beer Consumption In The U.S.
When stacked up next to other alcoholic beverages, beer is America’s preferred drink of choice, closely followed by wine and spirits. In fact, it is the fifth most-consumed drink overall in the country, behind coffee, water, soft drinks and tea.
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