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Currency And The Collapse Of The Roman Empire [Infographic]

The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money. At its peak, the Roman Empire held up to 130 million people over a span of 1.5 million square miles. Rome had conquered much of the … Continue reading

All Of The World’s Stock Exchanges By Size [Infographic]

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money. There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising. At the high end of the … Continue reading

Putting America’s Defense Spending Into Perspective [Infographic]

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist Wouldn’t it be a strange world to live in if 50% of military spending was paid for by just 5% of the population? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Every year, the United States government spends the equivalent of $3,300 for each working citizen on its military budget. In aggregate, this grand … Continue reading

Commodities: To Short, Or Not To Short? (Infographic)

COMPARING “DOGS OF THE DOW” INSPIRED STRATEGIES OVER THE LAST DECADE The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Over the last week, we have received a wide variety of reactions from our audience regarding the Periodic Table of Commodity Returns that we published last Thursday from our friends at … Continue reading

Infographic: Gold’s Biggest Winning And Losing Streaks

Gold has started 2016 in “hot” territory. Up 5% in just under a month, the yellow metal is one of the only bright spot shining in a sea of market volatility. However, a 5% rise over the course of a month is nothing for gold. Since it began trading freely in 1971, the metal has … Continue reading

Infographic: 3 Major Reasons For Gold In 2016

Presented by: Advantage Gold This year looks to be another one of increased volatility as the market see-saws in different directions. Here are three compelling reasons why 2016 may be the perfect time to add gold to your portfolio. 1: “STAY THE COURSE” Financial experts often mention that “buying and holding” stocks through good and … Continue reading

The Periodic Table Of Commodity Returns

At the beginning of each year, U.S. Global Investors puts out a fantastic visualization called 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. For those keeping score, 2015 was a historically bad year for commodities … Continue reading

The U.S. Debt Ceiling Has Risen No Matter Who Is In Office [Chart]

CURRENT LAWMAKERS DIVIDED ON CURRENT PROPOSAL FOR $19.6 TRILLION CEILING. House Republican leaders were slated to propose a bill this week linking a debt ceiling increase to conservative issues. Under the new proposal, the debt ceiling would be increased from $18.1 trillion to $19.6 trillion, and would likely extend through 2018. However, new reports out … Continue reading

Europe’s Electricity Production By Country And Fuel Type

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist The share of electricity generated by different energy sources has changed significantly in Europe over the last two decades. The major story here is the decline in consumption of fossil fuels. More specifically, the combined share of petroleum products and solid fuels (meaning coal or shale oil) has fallen from 65.1% of … Continue reading

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