Jeff Desjardins - Visual Capitalist

What people think of globalization, by country

More than in the past, the population is divided on whether globalization is a force for good or not.

Most valuable U.S. companies over 100 years

How much does the business world shift in a century?

31 Chinese cities with economies as big as countries

Gaining perspective on China’s monstrous economy isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

How billionaire investors hedge against geopolitical black swans

Investors must always be comfortable with the idea that the market bears risk.

Nickel: The secret driver of the battery revolution

Commodity markets are being turned upside down by the EV revolution.

Great Lakes economy: Examining the cross-border supply chain

In today’s extremely competitive and borderless global economy, many goods that get produced are ultimately the result of a group effort.

Boron: Making modern life possible

When it comes to modern living, there are so many things we take for granted.

31 fascinating facts on the early history of the U.S. dollar

Today, we all know the U.S. dollar as an iconic currency that is recognizable to people around the world. How and why was it conceived, and why do we call it a “dollar” or a “buck”?

The history of tungsten, the strongest natural metal on earth

With a tensile strength of 1,510 megapascals, we now know tungsten as the strongest naturally occurring metal on Earth.

China leading the charge for lithium-ion megafactories

As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.

Infographic | The top 10 reasons investors should look at cobalt

Every once in a while, a previously underappreciated metal rises to prominence.

Infographic – The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 B.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

Video | Donald Trump's $20 trillion problem

Only a few days after Trump’s inauguration ceremony, the U.S. National Debt will creep across the important psychological barrier of $20 trillion.

Infographic | The World's Largest Megaprojects

Before a megaproject gets the nod to go ahead, a very unique set of circumstances must first be considered.

Infographic | Cobalt: The Energy Metal With a Very Precarious Supply Chain

How does your mobile phone last for 12 hours on just one charge?

Infographic | 36% of electrical power coming online is from solar or wind

Despite the hype around renewables, it takes time, money, and new technology to build out these plants at a scale that will make a difference.

Infographic | 75 years of how Americans spend their money

Consumers are the foundation of the U.S. economy, and how they choose to spend their money is a telling indicator of the overall American economic story.

[Video] Energy sources 101: these short videos explain the basics

If you’ve ever searched online for unbiased and fact-driven articles on energy, you’ve probably noticed that they can be quite rare. Almost every information source seems to be pushing an agenda.

The critical ingredients needed to fuel the battery boom

The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.

11 things every metal investor needs to know about zinc

Certain commodities tend to fly under the radar for periods of time. One of those metals that comes and goes is zinc – and after shooting up in price over 35% this year, it definitely has the attention of many investors and speculators again.

Infographic | What Americans actually think about energy and the climate

There is a wealth of information to be explored in the modern era, and there’s no shortage of new ideas or contrary viewpoints to be discovered.

Commodity update: Is the summer slump over?

Despite bumps in the road, most commodities are still having big years on a YTD basis.

41 interesting facts about Tesla Motors

Regardless of where a person stands on Tesla and Elon, the story remains downright fascinating for many reasons.

Rise of ETFs and passive investing

For the investing world, the meteoric rise of ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, has been a key story to follow since the 2008 crisis.

How oil is formed

Does the oil we use today originate from the remains of dead dinosaurs? No, but the actual answer is just as interesting.