Mapped: The Median Age Of Every Continent

Earlier this week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published their annual letter that highlights the surprises they saw in 2018, as well as the philanthropic opportunities they’ve identified for the future. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Among many other compelling facts and stories, the letter pointed out one [...]


Rebuilding America: The Coming Opportunity In Infrastructure

It’s hard for most stakeholders to get excited about replacing an aging bridge. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Chaotic construction can disrupt the flow of traffic for many years, while annoying many of the local residents. Even worse, such projects usually go over budget, ultimately costing millions or even [...]


The 7 Major Flaws Of The Global Financial System

Since the invention of banking, the global financial system has become increasingly centralized. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc In the modern system, central banks now control everything from interest rates to the issuance of currency, while government regulators, corporations, and intergovernmental organizations wield unparalleled influence at the top of [...]


The World’s Most Valuable Bank Brands

When most people think about brands, they often picture iconic consumer marks like Coca-Cola or Apple. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etcBut in the realm of financial services, the importance of having a strong consumer brand is also rapidly growing. After all, with hundreds of new fintech entrants positioning [...]


The Wealthiest And Poorest County In Every State

The average U.S. state is made up of 62 counties. With so many counties spread throughout each state in the nation, it’s not surprising that we can find counties that exemplify almost any part of the American experience. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc In this case, we’re comparing county-level data [...]


Visualizing Corruption Around The World

Growing levels of public sector corruption can stifle a country’s economic growth while also chipping away at political freedom. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Which parts of the world are perceived to be most corrupt – and further, how does this data differ between regions, and how has it [...]


Visualizing The Future Of The Pharma Market

Around the world, people are living longer. By 2050, there will be two billion people that are 60 years or older globally. Meanwhile, the amount of seniors (65+ years old) in the U.S. will double to 100 million by 2060. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc To meet the needs of [...]


Visualizing The World’s Top Plastic Emitting Rivers

Every year, approximately eight million metric tons of plastic enters the world’s oceans – the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic every single minute. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Every plastic fork and bottle cap bobbing along the surface of the ocean has made its way to the [...]


Discount Domination: Dollar Stores Are Thriving In America

The retail landscape is in a constant state of flux. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc E-commerce is indisputably disrupting almost every imaginable aspect of retail, creating what has been coined as the “retail apocalypse”. As a result, certain segments of the market have had well publicized meltdowns – electronics [...]


Upward Momentum: Charting A Year Of Skyscraper Construction

Ever since the first towering spires broke through the clouds in New York and Chicago, skyscrapers have remained a potent symbol of economic might. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The tallest buildings require vast amounts of materials, expertise, and capital to make them a reality, but the cities that [...]


Mapped: Every Power Plant In The United States

Every year, the United States generates 4,000 million MWh of electricity from utility-scale sources. While the majority comes from fossil fuels like natural gas (32.1%) and coal (29.9%), there are also many other minor sources that feed into the grid, ranging from biomass to geothermal. Do you know where your electricity [...]


Visualizing 200 Years Of U.S. Stock Market Sectors

If you could travel back in time to the 19th century, it would be very difficult to convince anyone that railroad investments were not the future of the stock market. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Governments were offering subsidies and land grants to stimulate rapid industry growth – and [...]


5 Hidden Ways That Globalization Is Changing

Globalization has been a powerful force in shaping modern human history. The world economy has become increasingly connected and interdependent over recent decades, and conventional wisdom suggests that this will only continue in the years ahead. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc But while it’s tempting to extrapolate the past effects [...]


Walmart Nation: Mapping America’s Biggest Employers

In America, approximately 150 million people are currently employed, doing everything from neurosurgery to greeting customers at your local Walmart Supercenter. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etcWhile there is a breathtaking variety of jobs out there, a few large-scale organizations stand out as the top employer in each state. The [...]


The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns [2019 Edition]

Commodities are an interesting asset class to watch. In certain years, all commodities will move in price together in an obvious and correlated fashion. This is a representation of the cyclical characteristics of commodity markets, in which macroeconomic factors align to create a tide that lifts or sinks all boats. Q3 [...]


The Top Global Risks In 2019

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The suits are pressed and the jets are gassed up, as global political and business leaders prepare to converge in Davos for the World Economic Forum. To prep the wide variety of [...]


Visualizing The World’s Busiest Ports

An estimated 90% of world trade is facilitated by maritime shipping, and as trade volumes continue to increase, the world’s busiest ports continue to grow larger and more efficient to meet demand. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc In fact, in just the last four years, the median annual volume [...]


Animation: The Entire History Of Tesla In 5 Minutes

How did Tesla accelerate from 0-60 mph in such a short period of time? Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot Today’s five-minute-long animation is presented in association with Global Energy Metals, and it tells you everything you need to know about the history of Tesla, including [...]


The Jeff Bezos Empire In One Giant Chart

With a fortune largely tied to his 79 million Amazon shares, the net worth of Jeff Bezos has continued to rise. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Most recently, the Amazon founder was even able to surpass Bill Gates on the global wealth leaderboard with $137 billion to his name [...]


Chart: The World’s Largest 10 Economies In 2030

Today’s emerging markets are tomorrow’s powerhouses, according to a recent forecast from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The bank sees developing economies like Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, and Egypt all moving up the ladder – and by 2030, it estimates that seven [...]


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