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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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Real Estate Bubbles: The 8 Global Cities At Risk
If you had $1 billion to spend on safe real estate assets, where would you look to buy?
How Startups Can Improve Their Odds Of Becoming A Unicorn
In the U.S. alone, there are currently 19,550 venture-backed startups vying for those same massive valuations. At the same time, it’s been estimated that each new startup only has a 0.00006% chance of becoming a billion dollar company.
The Power Of Dividend Investing
Dividends are a key way for companies to give back to shareholders, and in the right situation, dividend stocks can be a powerful component in an investor’s portfolio.
Summing Up 5 Key Predictions For Global Markets In 2018
Despite being roughly nine years into the second-longest bull market in history, recent headwinds have cropped up to make the start of 2018 an interesting one for markets.
The Tech Giants Growing Behind China’s Great Firewall
Four Chinese tech giants are taking advantage of a lack of foreign competition to post explosive growth numbers – some which compare favorably even to their American peers.
The Most Valuable Brand In Each Country In 2018
As Amazon continues to rapidly scale its revenue, and as the Jeff Bezos Empire expands, we are all now very familiar with the online retailer’s dominance.
What Drives Long-Term National Debt Growth?
With the current 106% debt-to-GDP ratio, there’s no doubt that today’s government debt is high. The last time the United States reached this mark, it was during the aftermath of WWII in the late 1940s.
Visualizing A Global Shift In Wealth Over 10 Years
The world has now accumulated $215 trillion in private wealth, a 12% increase over 2017, according to the latest report by market research company New World Wealth.
The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns
If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie. Commodities are a volatile asset class – and as a result, their respective rankings fluctuate wildly each year.
Tesla’s Journey: From IPO To Passing Ford In Value, In Just 7 Years
Tesla was the first American car company to IPO since The Ford Motor Company went public in 1956.
The 10 Companies That Dominate The Global Arms Trade
The world puts $1.69 trillion towards military expenditures per year, and about $375 billion of that goes towards buying arms specifically.
Amazon Vs. Google: The Battle For Smart Speaker Market Share
Steve Rabuchin, the VP of Amazon Alexa, has a vision. He dreams of customers having a conversation – not just with voice-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo, but with appliances, cars, and everything in between.
China’s Digital Wallets Offer A Glimpse At The Future Of Payments
Chinese consumers conduct 11 times more mobile payments than their counterparts in the United States, so as we look to the future of digital wallets, China is a natural place to start.
The 57 Startups That Became Unicorns In 2017
In 2017, there were 57 startups that crossed the unicorn threshold, and they range from well-known companies such as Reddit or Quora to rapid-risers like China’s Toutiao (now valued at $20 billion), which has seemingly come out of nowhere.
The 20 Companies With The Most Profit Per Employee
While Apple makes a solid $393,853 in profit for each employee, it gets outperformed by one tech company (Facebook, at $599,307 per employee), as well as a combination of companies from the financial, utilities, and biotech sectors.
Visualizing The Rise Of The ICO
ICOs, on the other hand, are usually used to raise capital for a new idea or technology. Ethereum, which ICO’d in 2015, is a blockchain-based technology that focuses on enabling smart contracts and decentralized apps.
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