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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 Economic Impact Of Violence
The economic impact of violence to the global economy was $14.76 trillion in 2017 in constant purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. This is roughly 12.4% of world gross domestic product (GDP), or $1,988 per person.
Infographic: What Is A Mutual Fund?
A mutual fund is defined as an investment vehicle made up of a pool of money collected from many investors.
In Charts: How American Household Finances Are Changing
Households are spending more on shelter and healthcare – meanwhile, the cost for food, entertainment, and shelter are decreasing over time.
Mapped: The Countries With The Most Foreign Currency Reserves
In the high stakes game of international trade, holding onto a stockpile of foreign cash gives you options. Forex reserves can help buoy the local currency or even provide much-needed insurance in the case of a national economic emergency.
Why Diversification Makes A Precious Metals Portfolio Stronger
Precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum have many things in common. They tend to be heavy, durable, ductile, and malleable – all desirable traits for monetary metals.
The History Of North American Cooperation On Aluminum And Steel
As the global rhetoric around trade heats up, aluminum and steel are two metals that have been unexpectedly thrust into the international spotlight.
A Tale Of Two Banking Sectors: Canada Vs. U.S.
Canadian and U.S. banks are similar in many ways – but their differing histories, competitive frameworks, and economic environments each provide unique exposure for investors.
Copper: Driving The Green Energy Revolution
Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage.
The Changing Landscape Of Business Risk
In the modern era, the pace of business is fast – but the pace of technological change is even faster.
Ranked: The 10 Wealthiest Countries In The World
Over the last decade, China and India have more than doubled their wealth.
The Rise Of The ICO, And What It Could Mean For Venture Capital
For any ambitious startup founder, the traditional route to funding goes through angel/seed investors and then eventually to the big venture capitalists.
The Warren Buffett Empire In One Giant Chart
Most people know Berkshire Hathaway as the massive conglomerate that serves as the investment vehicle for Warren Buffett’s $83 billion fortune. However, far fewer people know what this giant does, and how it actually makes its money.
The Largest Export Of Every U.S. State In 2017
Last year, the U.S. exported $2.3 trillion worth of goods to international customers. However, today’s infographic zooms down to the state level, where things get much more interesting.
How Different Age Groups View The Trade-Off Between Time And Money
Judging by age alone, one might guess that younger generations would prefer to “take the money and run”. Interestingly, this doesn’t seem to be the case at all, at least according to U.S. data.
Visualizing Elon Musk’s Vision For The Future Of Tesla
The future of Tesla is ambitious, and the company’s strategy is even considered naïve by some.
Why Big Tech Is Plotting An Invasion Of The Healthcare Market
For technology companies focused on big data, the healthcare market is a compelling opportunity.
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