Visual Capitalist

At Visual Capitalist we believe that exceptional visual content has the power to transform how investors gain insight and share information. Because of this, we use both data visualization and infographics to showcase our original research on commodities and equities. This allows investors to get information fast, instinctively, and clearly.

Chart of the week – The Oxfam Inequitly Report is important, but there's more to the story

Prior to the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam International made waves with its latest report on global inequality.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's deepest gold mine

Humans will do almost anything for gold. In fact, they will even suspend themselves 2.5 miles into the Earth – braving extreme temperatures, armed thieves, and constant seismic activity – just to mine a 30-inch gold reef.

$60 trillion of world debt in one visualization

The United States constitutes 23.3% of the world economy but 29.1% of world debt.

Visualizing the size of the U.S. national debt

The U.S. national debt currently sits at $19.5 trillion, which is actually such a large number that it is truly difficult for the average person to comprehend.

Which countries are damaged most by low oil prices?

This week's chart looks at costs per barrel, exports, and total oil production.

INFOGRAPHIC: All US energy consumption in one giant diagram

This particular one shows the total estimated energy consumption in the United States in 2015, and how energy flowed from source to the final destination.

INFOGRAPHIC: 31 incredible facts about gold

No metal can claim a legacy comparable to gold.

INFOGRAPHIC: These 3 animated charts capture the rise of Asia

Check out these three GIF charts that show how fast China climbed the economic ladder

Infographic: Tesla's gigafactory opens this week: What we know in 9 epic slides

The massive new structure will be the world's biggest building by footprint, and it could possibly be a game-changer for the auto, energy, and battery industries.

INFOGRAPHIC: Our energy problem – the battery in context

We examine what batteries can and cannot do, and the energy problem that humans hope that batteries can help solve.

INFOGRAPHIC: The volatile history of crude oil markets

The infographic serves as the perfect primer for all the questions about oil that you had, yet were afraid to ask.

INFOGRAPHIC: The story of the Golden Triangle in British Columbia

Billions of dollars of undiscovered gold, silver, and copper still sit within an unexplored area that was once remote. However, only now can these world-class deposits be finally tapped.

INFOGRAPHIC: Silver skyrockets post-Brexit, energy is back!

Energy had an impressive comeback in Q2, with natural gas and oil being the best performing commodities of the quarter.

The decline of coal in three charts

These three charts show how coal went from hero to zero.

INFOGRAPHIC: How machines destroy and create jobs

The best thing that we can do is to understand these trends and build a set of skills that will be in demand in any market.

INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of battery technology

Battery technology already makes electric cars possible, as well as helping us to store emergency power, fly satellites, and use portable electronic devices.

Chart of the Week: 'wealth inequality'

Across the board, Americans are finding that the “system” isn’t working for most people in its current state.

INFOGRAPHIC: The trajectory of Venezuelan hyperinflation looks familiar…

Extreme shortages of food and power continue to ravage the country of Venezuela, and ordinary people have been paying the price.

World's most popular gold and silver mints compared

In this infographic with JMBullion, we highlight key facts and comparisons on some of the world’s most popular mints, including the United States Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, PAMP Suisse, and Sunshine Minting.

INFOGRAPHIC: The entire blockchain ecosystem in one visualization

With the Bitcoin price hitting 21-month highs at $540, we thought it was appropriate to share this infographic depicting the entire blockchain ecosystem.

An inside look at the world's biggest paper gold market

Every day, there are a whopping 5,500 tonnes ($212 billion) of gold traded in London, making it the largest wholesale and over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold in the world.

Chart of the Week: 'China's debt bomb'

The ramp up in Chinese debt accumulation has been a leading concern of investors for years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Making cents of rare coins

Rare coins can play a role in an investor’s portfolio as an alternative asset.

Chart of the week: Oil bankruptcy mayhem

Total debt of newly bankrupted energy companies is soaring each month