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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing the flow of oil around the world

Every day, 93 million barrels of oil are consumed by the world economy.

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

The world’s most famous hyperinflation event, which took place in Germany from 1921 and 1924, was a financial calamity that led millions of people to have their savings erased.

INFOGRAPHIC: Animation – the most populous countries in the world, over 100 years

Today's animation shows how the world's most populous countries will change over the coming years.

INFOGRAPHIC: How normal investors can use the same strategies as hedge funds

The initial use of the hedge fund was to “hedge” specific investments against the general volatility of the market.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most valuable substances by weight

The world's most valuable substance? It sells for a cool $27 million per gram.

Chart of the Week: "Worst start in history"

In our review of the economic events of 2015, we noted that the simple turning of a calendar page does not rectify the problems of the previous year.

INFOGRAPHIC: The 20 best stories in science from 2015

These include headlines in the fields of space, robotics, artificial intelligence, genetics, drones, transportation, and energy storage.

INFOGRAPHIC: It's official – bitcoin was the top performing currency of 2015

Bitcoin, a digital and decentralized cryptocurrency, staged a late comeback in 2015 to overtake the dollar by a whopping 35% by the end of the year.

Video: How the US dollar spread across the world

History has shown that every 100 years or so, the world’s de facto reserve currency has been replaced.

Here's the top quotes from a SF investment conference

Speakers included well-known voices in the investment community such as Grant Williams, Frank Holmes, Frank Trotter, and Rick Rule.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's strangest currencies

The path to finding the best money has been long and riddled with trial and error. Here are just some of the world’s strangest currencies that we discovered in our research.

33 signs that bitcoin growth isn't slowing down in 2016

The biggest positive for Bitcoin is that it was actually the best performing currency this year, ahead of the US Dollar and the Israeli Shekel.

INFOGRAPHIC: All of the world's money and markets in one giant visualization

In this data visualization of the world’s total money supply, we wanted to not only compare the different definitions of money, but to also show powerful context for this information.

INFOGRAPHIC: The story of Voisey's Bay: Today's mine (Part 3 of 3)

The last part of this series highlights the richness of the deposit itself - and we also profile the world's largest icebreaking cargo ship that is used to transport the ore for a cool $100 million per load.

INFOGRAPHIC: Chart of the week – "Hot money"

This week's chart looks at the world's "hot" money, where it is coming from, and how it happens.

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing Chinese Investment in Africa

We have said previously that Africa is the new land of opportunity for speculators and investors.

How are silver and gold bullion premiums calculated?

The price paid for each ounce of bullion is composed of the metal’s spot price and the bullion premium.

INFOGRAPHIC: The race for Arctic domination

Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark and the United States are posturing for Arctic supremacy.

INFOGRAPHIC: The bitcoin universe explained

The bitcoin ecosystem - the areas of the bitcoin world and a few of the companies that inhabit it, with thoughts from their leaders.

INFOGRAPHIC: Mining is a crucial industry for Manitoba

Learn about this, as well as mining's contributions to Manitoba in wealth and safety.

The collapse of commodities in one simple chart

Year to date gold is one of the better performers, but rhodium comes off worst.

INFOGRAPHIC: Company snapshot: Electra Stone

Electra Stone (ELT.V), covered in today's Company Snapshot, is the first public company aiming to take this BC jade and market it directly to China.

INFOGRAPHIC: The industrial internet, and how it's revolutionizing mining

Learn in today's infographic how the "Industrial Internet", or the convergence of the global industrial sector with big data and the internet of things, is ushering in a new age of efficiency in mining.

INFOGRAPHIC: Stunning 3D map shows US GDP contribution by city

Today's visualization is a 3D map that displays the economic contribution by each metropolitan area in the United States.

INFOGRAPHIC: How 5 global brands use renewable energy

Today's infographic highlights the efforts of 5 global brands and how they are leading the charge in integrating renewable energy into their operations.