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: '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

INFOGRAPHIC: The riskiest places to live

Risk, from a mathematical perspective, is the probability of an event multiplied by its potential impact.

INFOGRAPHIC: Four maps showing China’s rising dominance in trade

China’s economic prowess is one of these new paradigms that has emerged, but many people still can’t really wrap their heads around the scale or scope of it.

Chart: The march of the zombie miners continues

It was just over a year ago that Tony Simon, President of Seguro Consulting, brought to our attention the initial problem of the zombie miners (definition referred to mining exploration companies that had negative working capital and therefore did not meet the Continuous Listing Requirements (CLR) for the TSX and TSX-V stock exchanges).

IMF growth forecasts: Missing the mark so far

Projections on the global economic recovery have been overestimated by most policymakers and institutions for some time now. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been no exception to this fallacy.

INFOGRAPHIC: Silver's biggest winning and losing streaks

Here's silver's biggest winning streaks (+10% gains) as well as its worst losing streaks (-10% losses) since 1971.

Animation: How China trumps the US in trade

The U.S. trade deficit with China reached record proportions in 2015.

The richest and poorest countries in the world

The world economy is complex, but today’s series of maps will allow you to simplify your understanding of the relative wealth of people around the globe.

Chart: Deaths of Roman Emperors vs. coinage debasement

Is it by chance, or is it more than a coincidence?

INFOGRAPHIC: The extraordinary metals in an iPhone 6s

Today, we open up one of the world's most popular mobile handsets - the iPhone - to see what metals and materials make it all possible!

Animation: Wealth vs. population for USA, China, and India (1970 – 2030)

The graph plots GDP per capita vs. share of world population for each country, highlighting the major differences between 1970, today, and the projected near future.

The Oscar: How it's made and what it's worth

The modern Oscar stands 13.5 inches tall with a weight of 8.5 lbs, and it is made of solid bronze with a electroplated coating of 24-karat gold.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why a "Brexit" could be a losing proposition for everyone

With a referendum approaching and polls close, investors are preparing for the impact of a potential British exit from the European Union.

INFOGRAPHIC: Currency and the collapse of the Roman Empire

In today's very illustrative infographic, we look at how currency debasement, government overspending, and heavy taxation helped fuel the collapse of one of the most powerful empires in ancient history.

INFOGRAPHIC: All of the world's stock exchanges by size

There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising.

Chart of the week: The world is turning Japanese

Negative rates, Kuroda's "Peter Pan" analogy, and gold's surge.

INFOGRAPHIC: Millionaire to billionaire – how long does it take?

It only took 2 years for Mark Zuckerberg to go from millions to billions, but he is the exception to the rule.

INFOGRAPHIC: Investing in the rise of the new spending class

The world’s most populous country has been the primary engine of economic growth for decades, but recently investor optimism around China has diminished significantly.

Chart of the Week | Oil is dirt cheap………literally

We decided to conduct an experiment at Home Depot to find out if that's true. Our landmark investigation left no stone unturned.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most famous case of deflation (Part 1 of 2)

The Great Depression was the most severe economic depression ever experienced by the Western world. It was during this troubled time that the world’s most famous case of deflation also happened.

INFOGRAPHIC: The largest company in each state by revenue

Today’s post shows the largest companies by revenue in each U.S. State.

INFOGRAPHIC: Three major reasons for gold in 2016

Here are three compelling reasons why 2016 may be the perfect time to add gold to your portfolio.

INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns

This year’s version has an interactive design that allows users to sort returns by various categories including returns, volatility, and other groupings.