This Map Shows The Average Tax Refund In Every State

The 2018 tax season is off to a slow start. According to the IRS, refunds are 8% lower than last year, and taxpayers appear to be taking their time filing their returns. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc But refunds will likely still run as high as two or three thousand [...]


How Much You Should Save In Every State For An Early Retirement

Who doesn’t want to retire early? Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc There’s a new movement among financial advisors called FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early). The basic idea is to live below what you could theoretically afford, so that you can maximize retirement savings and exit the workforce as [...]


Visualizing The Funding Behind The Most Innovative Fintech Companies

The most innovative fintech companies have two things in common. They’re getting a lot of attention from investors, and they’re using technology to dramatically simplify financial transactions. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc That’s our conclusion from reading a new ranking from Forbes on the most innovative fintech companies in [...]


These Maps Reveal The Secret World Of Modern Slavery

Tens of millions of people are in slavery around the world, and lots of them live in your country. That’s according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, a detailed analysis of modern human trafficking and slavery around the world from the Walk Free Foundation. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops [...]


Fact Check: The Best & Worst Presidents For Job Growth Since WWII

Imagine President Trump could directly control how many jobs the American economy produces. He would no doubt want to see tens of millions of more jobs before the next election, more than any other administration in American history. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc To be sure, presidents control some [...]


Lords Of War: Visualizing The Global Arms Trade Network

Selling weapons to other countries is big business. It’s so lucrative that President Trump famously refused to cancel an American arms deal with Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. So just how big is the international market? Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The Stockholm International Peace [...]


What Countries Attract The Most Foreign Direct Investment?

President Trump loves railing against the trade deficit even as it reaches a 10-year high. But here’s the thing. Countries with large surpluses have to do something with all that cash, and there’s only so many domestic investments available. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Instead, much of that money [...]


Visualizing The Highest-Paid Job In Every State

Want to make a lot of money? Become a doctor. That’s the basic message behind our new map breaking down the highest paid occupations in every state. Almost every single top-ranking job is in the healthcare field. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etcWe have together a list of the highest paying [...]


Charted: The 50 Best Jobs In America

Go to college and get a high-paying job. That’s what most parents say they want for their children. But it’s hard to figure out which career path offers both high compensation and widespread demand. That’s why we created a new visualization breaking down the top 50 best jobs in America [...]


Foreign Aid Keeps Flowing Under President Trump

President Trump loves to talk about cutting U.S. foreign aid, even if he doesn’t always follow through. What’s most often missed in media coverage about this debate is where American dollars are going, and the issues U.S. expenditures are meant to fix. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Our latest [...]


Visualizing The State Of Government Debt Around The World

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of the goods and services produced within a country over a period of time, like a year or fiscal quarter. The ratio of debt-to-GDP makes it possible to compare relative debt levels across many different countries. The U.S. is able to [...]


Think You’re Middle Class? Check This Chart To Find Out

Are you in the middle class? You probably think you are, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re right. It turns out household size is a major determiner of status in the lower, middle and upper classes. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops [...]


Top 50 Manufacturing Titans In The United States

President Trump wants Apple to move all its manufacturing to the U.S., repeatedly warning that he will slap tariffs on Apple products in an escalating trade fight with China. He might be onto something because the economy is generating factory jobs at an impressive clip, growing 3.1% over the [...]


How Much Money Americans Need For Economic Security In Every State

1 out of 3 adults in the U.S. is economically insecure, meaning they don’t have the resources to provide for housing, food, transportation and childcare. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc That is according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), an advocacy organization designed [...]


This Chart Shows Which States Produce The Most Wind Energy

There are lots of problems with wind power. Wind turbines are ugly and loud. They kill lots of birds. They only produce electricity if the wind is blowing, obviously. Plus, they’re expensive, relying on lots of government subsidies to get up and running. Combined with the fact that green energy [...]


Top 50 Places To Live In The United States In 2018

There are lots of ways to compare cities against each other. To name only a few, you could look at average income, expenses, housing prices, crime rates, the quality of schools, traffic, proximity to professional sports teams, weather, politics, job security and racial diversity. The list goes on and on. [...]


How Much Longer Until The U.S. Debt Bubble Bursts?

The American government is fast approaching the $22 Trillion mark in national debt. That’s about 137% of our entire GDP, one of the highest rates of indebtedness in the entire world. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc If the government seems addicted to adding to the national balance sheet, then [...]


Visualizing The Aftermath Of The Real Estate Bubble (2007-17)

The economy is at full employment, the stock market is doing fine, and memories of the Great Recession are finally starting to fade. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Unfortunately, not everyone is feeling the love of a growing economy, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the housing [...]


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