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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 World’s Most Valuable Bank Brands
Which financial institutions have the strongest brands, and which brands are the most valuable? Here are the top bank brands by value in 2019.
Visualizing The Future Of The Pharma Market
To meet the needs of this aging population, we will continue to need larger quantities and more varieties of prescription drug treatments – an industry that is expected to skyrocket to $1.2 trillion in size by 2024.
Visualizing 200 Years Of U.S. Stock Market Sectors
If you could travel back in time to the 19th century, it would be very difficult to convince anyone that railroad investments were not the future of the stock market.
The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns (2019 Edition)
The best performing commodity in 2018 was palladium, which found itself up 18.6% – just enough to edge out corn, which jumped up 17.9% in price last year.
HH The World’s Largest 10 Economies In 2030
Possibly the biggest surprise on the list is Egypt, a country that Standard Chartered sees growing at a torrid pace over this timeframe.
The Bull Case For Energy Metals Going Into 2019
The rapid emergence of the world’s renewable energy sector is helping set the stage for a commodity boom.
The 20 Internet Giants That Rule The Web
With each passing year, an increasingly large segment of the population no longer remembers images loading a single pixel row at a time, the earsplitting sound of a 56k modem, or the domination of web portals.
How Every Asset Class, Currency, And Sector Performed In 2018
We’re only a few days into 2019, but it appears markets have picked up exactly where they left off. There is growing uncertainty and volatility almost everywhere, and individual events are starting to become catalysts for sell-offs or rallies.
Do You Believe In The Santa Claus Rally?
There’s an average 1.3% market rally in stocks that occurs every year during the holidays. Dubbed the “Santa Claus Rally”, it’s happened about 75% of the time since 1969.
The Business Value Of The Blockchain
Blockchain can be an elusive concept. Its abstract nature leaves many wondering if this emerging technology is the global catalyst evangelists claim it to be.
The Periodic Table Of Investments
The investment universe is vast, but it’s also made up of many smaller moving pieces.
EC Visualizing The Bear Market In FAANG Stocks
The FAANG stocks have officially slipped into a bear market, with investors blaming rising interest rates, slumping sales forecasts, possible government intervention, and bubble-like valuations as reasons for the reversal in fortune.
How The World’s Biggest Companies Have Changed In Just 10 Years
Chart of the week: A decade of disruption in which much of the Fortune Global 100 list has been remade.
The World’s 10 Largest Economies By GDP (1960-Today)
Despite falling off of the top 10 list completely by 1980, China's new economic reforms in the 1980s and 1990s helped pave the way to the massive economy we know today, including the lifting of hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty.
America’s Growing Financial Literacy Problem
Smart decisions can lead to achieving financial independence, while bad decisions can lead to years of being stuck in the hole. Although it’s clear that financial literacy is important, there’s a big problem: it’s been dropping for years in the US.
Ranking The Value Of "Nation Brands"
When you rank the estimated value of nations as brands, the US, at $25.9T, is No. 1, followed by China at $12.8T. Looking at Nation Brands over the last eight years helps to get a sense of long-term trends
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