Which Goods Are Most Traded Between U.S. & China?

Trade talks between the United States and China are ongoing, with another round of talk set to launch soon. The standoff remains with just over a year to go before the 2020 presidential election. Two-thirds of voters said in a recent poll that tariffs on Chinese goods will increase [...]

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Charted: These Giant Companies Make Millions Every Day

In an age of “unicorn” companies, which are private companies with billion-dollar valuations, and even trillion dollar companies, it can be difficult to mentally comprehend important financial metrics due to their enormity. Worldwide corporate profits are certainly one such measure, with many companies clearing hundreds of billions of dollars [...]

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Visualizing The Importance Of Services In The World’s Economy

Most of the world’s economic production comes from the agriculture, industry, and services sectors. The services sector, in particular, plays a much larger role in the world economy than you might think. To illustrate the impact of the services sector on the world economy, we created a collection of visualizations [...]

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Visualizing The Importance Of Industry In The World’s Economy

When measuring economic production around the world, most of what the world produces falls into one of three categories: agriculture, industry (which includes manufacturing), and services. Industry, which is defined as mining, manufacturing, construction, electricity, water, and gas, is the second-largest contributor to worldwide GDP. Our latest series of [...]

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A Snapshot Of The Tourist Spending Around The Globe

Despite signs of a global economic slowdown, it seems that there is no stop on tourism growth. For many individuals, traveling is an ideal way to experience new cultures, meet new people, and broaden horizons. At the same time, tourism is a major component of the economy for many [...]

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America’s Mortgage Debt Spiral Accelerates To All-Time High

Since the 1940s, housing prices have soared to new levels. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median home value in the U.S. was $30,600 in 1940 (adjusted for inflation). By 2017, that number was $193,500. Not surprisingly, as housing prices increase, so does the amount of mortgage debt that [...]

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Mapping International Trade: Who Are The Biggest Importers?

Every country in the world relies on imports to bolster its economy. Imports allow consumers to buy and take advantage of products that may not be available in their own country. Your own home is probably filled with products imported from countries around the world. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, [...]

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Mapping International Trade: Who Are The Biggest Exporters?

Exports are a major aspect of international trade. Countries around the world can bolster their economies by selling their resources and consumer goods to other nations around the world. Developing and developed countries both export products around the globe. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc But which countries lead the [...]

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The World’s $86 Trillion Economy Visualized In One Chart

The world’s GDP still grew a healthy 6.9% in 2018, up from $80.2 trillion in 2017 to $85.8 trillion. Nearly half of this growth came from the world’s two largest economies: the United States, at $20.5 trillion (up 5.4% from 2017), and China, at $13.6 trillion (up 10%). However, [...]

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Currency Wars: Stacking Up The World’s Largest Currencies

Money makes the world go ‘round. But, which currencies and assets make up most of the money supply? To find the answer, it takes a little more than looking at the total amount of currency in the world. The world’s money supply includes currency, cryptocurrency, precious metals, and any [...]

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Illustrating The Credit Card Debt Burden In All 50 States

Total private and public debts in the U.S. have hit an all-time high $70 trillion. One contributor, fueled by high interest rates and expanding services, is credit card debt. Per capita credit card balances top $3,000 in the U.S., with the most expensive states to live in impacted the most. Q2 [...]

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USA vs. China Trade War Illustrated In 6 Visualizations

Since World War II the United States sat atop the global throne of trade and industry. By every measure they dominated the world economy. China leveraged its massive population for economic growth. They’ve exploded onto the global stage as one of the largest economic powers. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, [...]

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Visualizing How Much Money Americans Spend On Commutes

We know commuting is costly, but just how much are Americans spending on their commutes? Depending on the state, Americans spend as much as $5,000 per year on their daily commutes - including gas, maintenance costs, public transportation, and other expenses. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Let’s take a [...]

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Mapping The Best & Worst States To Get A Mortgage

Did you know that where you live could cost you money when you own a home? The state you live in has a major impact on the cost of property, which drives your monthly mortgage payments. At the same time, the shock left from The Great Recession has changed the [...]

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The Biggest Corporate Debts Visualized In One Chart

In the first quarter of 2019, the total private and public debt of the United States hit a record $70 trillion, raising concerns about the possibility of widespread defaults. Non-financial corporate businesses hold about $9 trillion of that debt. What companies are holding the most debt, and which are [...]

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Visualizing The Highest & Lowest Paid S&P 500 CEOs In 2018

2018 in general was not a great year for stocks, with the S&P 500 down 6.2%. However, the CEO compensation of S&P CEOs continued to rise, reaching a median of $12.4 million in 2018. What explains this unprecedented rise in executive compensation, and is it reason for concern? Q2 hedge [...]

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