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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How Big Is Apple? This Visualization Puts Things Into Perspective

Apple in 2012 became the most valuable company in history, with a market capitalization of $621 billion. Its upward trajectory didn’t stop there: in 2018, Apple reached a market cap of $1 trillion. While it’s cooled off at times since then, sometimes dipping below $1 trillion, it’s undeniable that [...]

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The Biggest Foreign Holders Of U.S. Debt – In One Chart

In 2019, the U.S. national debt reached a new milestone of $22 trillion. Taking on debt enables the government to increase its spending on various domestic programs or make up shortfalls from tax revenue. One of the main ways the U.S. government borrows money is by issuing treasury securities, [...]

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In One Chart: A Decade Of The U.S. Trade Deficit With China

Since 2010, the United States and China have had the world's largest economies by GDP. But one interesting difference is that the U.S. is the world's biggest importer while China is the world’s biggest exporter. The U.S. is currently China's biggest trade partner, but recent talks about tariffs have [...]

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Visualizing The World’s 100 Most Valuable Brands In 2019

Think of your favorite brand. If it’s a Big Tech company, like Apple or Microsoft, it may be worth something! That’s the takeaway from Forbes magazine’s latest list of the world’s 100 most valuable brands. For this annual report, Forbes estimated the contribution of each company’s earnings from its [...]

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Mapping Out Each Country’s Largest Public Company

Recent IPOs filed by Silicon Valley firms like Uber, Lyft, and Beyond Meat have garnered significant media attention in recent weeks. While the American news cycle has covered a lot about these newcomers to the stock exchange, they are only a small snapshot of the global network of public [...]

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Visualizing Fragility & GDP: How Stable Is Your Country?

In terms of stability, all countries are not created equal. Some are rich, some are poor, some are violent and some are safe. The Fund For Peace, a U.S.-based NGO, stack ranks 174 countries every year based on how stable a country is. Hard data such as economic indicators, [...]

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Animation: U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales (2010-19)

It’s challenging to get ahead, but it’s even harder to stay ahead. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc For companies looking to create a sustainable competitive advantage in a fast-moving, capital intensive, and nascent sector like manufacturing electric vehicles, this is a simple reality that must be accounted for. Every milestone [...]

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A Snapshot Of The World Money Transfer Market

Every year, migrant workers living in other countries send money back to their home countries. The flow of money earned in one country and sent to another is known as remittances. Remittances account for one of the main forms of international money transfers, in addition to foreign direct investment [...]

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Mapped: Who Owns The World’s Gold Reserves

In 2010, the world’s central banks stopped selling gold and started accumulating it. As gold provides a hedge against economic uncertainty and currency manipulation, the action of these central banks gives us insight as to which countries are most capable of handling an economic storm. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, [...]

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What The Numbers Tell Us About The U.S. Drug Crisis

The U.S. has been battling a growing drug use epidemic for several years. This crisis has resulted in an increase in overdose-related deaths as well as an increase in prescription drug spending. By looking at how much people are spending on prescription drugs in each state, we begin to [...]

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