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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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Chart: The Evolution Of Standard Oil
At the turn of the 20th century, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was a force to be reckoned with. In the year 1904, it controlled 91% of oil production and 85% of final sales in the United States.
A Decade Later: What $1K Invested In These Stocks Is Worth Today
On October 11, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high of 14,198.10 in intraday trading.
EC Introduction To Candlestick Charts
What do modern stock market analysts and 17th century Japanese rice traders have in common? A little more than you may think.
Walmart Nation: Mapping The Largest Employers In The U.S.
In an era where Amazon steals most of the headlines, it’s easy to forget about brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart.
Tesla’s Origin Story In One Giant Infographic
Priced at $17 per share just seven years ago, the Tesla IPO ended up being a total bargain for anyone lucky enough to get in.
Most Valuable U.S. Companies Over 100 Years
What will the next 50 years hold – and how many names from the 2017 list will remain?
The World’s Fastest Growing Brands In 2017, By Value
In a modern business era of near-constant disruption, which brands are winning the hearts of consumers the fastest?
Visualizing Household Income Distribution In The U.S. By State
Each state in the U.S. is unique, with different economic prospects and opportunities available to its residents.
31 Chinese Cities With Economies As Big As Countries
There are literally dozens of Chinese cities that most people have never heard of – yet they each hold millions of people and have an economic output comparable to nations.
The Richest Person On Each Continent
The e-commerce juggernaut beat both quarterly revenue and earnings forecasts, and continues to trailblaze with a 34% revenue growth rate.
The Two High-Growth Sectors That Could Outperform Tech
Like technology, the battery metals and cannabis sectors have upside attached to secular trends that are changing our world.
$63 Trillion Of World Debt In One Visualization
The U.S. is a prime example of “debt creep” – the country hasn’t posted an annual budget surplus since 2001, when the federal debt was only $6.9 trillion (54% of GDP).
All Of The World’s Money And Markets In One Visualization
Comparison of the world's money and markets.
Great Lakes Economy: Examining The Cross-Border Supply Chain
If the region surrounding the Great Lakes was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a GDP of $6 trillion. That’s bigger than Japan or Germany, and certainly a force on the global stage.
How Many Hours Americans Need To Work To Pay Their Mortgage
When it comes to the cost of living in cities, a general rule of thumb is that housing prices are much higher in the country’s economic and population hubs, especially in the cities along the coasts.
Chart: The Global Leaders In R&D Spending
For those companies that aim to innovate internally, money needs to go into the research and development (R&D) line of their income statement.
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