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.

How Canada’s mining sector impacts the economy

Canada is one of the world’s largest exporters of minerals and metals, supplying approximately 60 different mineral commodities to over 100 countries.

The base metal boom: The start of a new bull market?

Base metals are the most fundamental minerals produced for the modern economy, and metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, lead, and aluminum.

Visualizing the world’s largest importers in 2017

Which countries can throw their weight around the most with tariffs and retaliatory measures? - It’s those that import the most goods

The future of gold exploration is under cover

In the world’s most prolific gold jurisdictions, there are massive amounts of land that have not yet been explored because of cover.

Copper: driving the green energy revolution

Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage.

The world’s safest source of energy will surprise you

Majority of scientists classify nuclear as a sustainable and safe energy source, along with other renewables.

Commodities: the top asset class of 2018 so far

If the commodity sector keeps the pace for the rest of 2018, this will be the best year for the asset class since 2003.

A deep dive into the world’s oceans, lakes, and drill holes

The first company to find an economical way to harvest nodules from the ocean floor could reap a significant windfall.

Visualizing China’s most ambitious megaproject

Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects.

Why investors go to copper as an inflation hedge

In an analysis by Bloomberg Intelligence, copper outperformed every major asset class aside from energy as an inflation hedge.

The mineral exploration roadmap

Today’s infographic shows the steps of mineral exploration, and how teams can use data to add value throughout the process.

China’s staggering demand for commodities

It’s said that in China, a new skyscraper is built every five days.

35 minerals absolutely critical to US security

The list includes minerals that are important for defense, economic, and industrial purposes.

The future of automobile innovation

The auto market is expected to jump from $3.5 trillion (2015) to $6.7 trillion (2030) – and 30% of the revenue will come from new services.

Summing up 5 key predictions for global markets in 2018

The following graphic discusses key themes of the year such as central bank policy, European unity, China, cryptocurrencies, and emerging markets.

Animation: human population growth over all of history

Imagine that for every million people on Earth, there was a single dot on a map. What if we went back in time, watched dots accumulate over human history?

The periodic table of commodity returns

If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie.

The raw materials that fuel the Green Revolution

A full green shift still requires plenty of natural resources- they're just not the traditional fossil fuels we're used to.

What is an ETF?

How does it work? What are the pros and cons? A Visual Capitalist infographic explores ETFs.

Infographic | How currency fluctuations impact Canadian investors

For many Canadians, currency movements are an everyday part of life.

All of the world’s money and markets in one visualization (New!)

We've re-made our most famous infographic of all-time to show you all of the world's money and markets in one giant data visualization!

The massive impact of EVs on commodities in one chart

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

Vanadium: the energy storage metal

Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are fairly unique in the battery world.

The oil market is bigger than all metal markets combined

Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of the most crucial commodities on Earth.

Chart of the week: Economic Power

Long before the invention of modern day maps or gunpowder, the planet’s major powers were already duking it out for economic and geopolitical supremacy.