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Ranked: The 20 Best Franchises in the U.S.

The U.S. is famous for chain restaurants, franchised shops, and brand name hotels. One thing these franchises aim for is consistency in store feel, customer service, product offerings, and prices, no matter which state you’re in.

Ranked: The 20 Best Franchises in the U.S. Best franchises in the U.S. worth owning, from Dunkin’ Donuts to ... →

How Long Does it Take to Double Your Money?

At first glance, a 7% return on your investment may not seem that impressive. Yet what if you heard that your money could double in roughly 10 years?

How Long Does it Take to Double Your Money? Why it Pays to Know the Math →

The Monthly Cost of Buying vs. Renting a House in America

With home prices and mortgage rates both rising, the U.S. is now witnessing the biggest numerical gap in the monthly cost between owning a home and renting in over 50 years. Americans, however, have seen similar scenarios occur since the early 1980s.

The Monthly Cost of Buying vs. Renting a House in America See the difference of buying vs. renting a single-family residence in the U.S. since 1970, adjusted for inflation. →

Just 7 Companies Dominate the Nasdaq 100

Launched in 1985, the Nasdaq 100 index tracks the performance of the largest, and most actively-traded, non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Just 7 Companies Dominate the Nasdaq 100 Companies in the Nasdaq 100, by Weight →

Visualizing U.S. Wealth by Generation

The distribution of wealth is an important measure of the economic power of each generation. In the U.S., for example, baby boomers own half of the nation’s $156 trillion in assets despite making up 21% of the country’s population.

Visualizing U.S. Wealth by Generation Visualizing $156 Trillion in U.S. Assets, by Generation →

Timing the Market: Why It’s So Hard, in One Chart

Timing the market seems simple enough: buy when prices are low and sell when they’re high.

Timing the Market: Why It’s So Hard, in One Chart The Pitfalls of Timing the Market →

The World’s Biggest Mutual Fund and ETF Providers

The global net assets of mutual fund and ETF providers totalled $38 trillion in 2022. Despite its massive size, the industry is dominated by a relatively small number of brands.

The World’s Biggest Mutual Fund and ETF Providers This graphic uses data from Morningstar to show the largest fund brands and their growth rates in 2022 →

The average monetary value of each type of person

Monarchs and world leaders appear more frequently than other people on the world’s currency. But, since many of them appear on multiple denominations, the average value of their notes and coins is lower than that of historians, mathematicians, and singers.

The average monetary value of each type of person How do spies, historians, monarchs and athletes compare? →

Visualizing the Hierarchy of Financial Needs

Behavioural scientist Abraham Maslow wrote “A Theory of Human Motivation” in 1943, arguing that humans worldwide are influenced by a “hierarchy of needs”. This theory organizes human needs across five levels, where needs in the lower end must be satisfied before progressing onto the next level.

Visualizing the Hierarchy of Financial Needs See the steps to creating a strong financial foundation →

Global Distribution of Money

The fact that China, Japan, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and India are the nations with the greatest concentrations of this wealth is not surprising. Actually, the combined wealth of just seven nations makes up 69% of the global total.

Global Distribution of Money Do you know your Net Worth? Start tracking it today →

Visualizing Annual Working Hours

Comparing the number of hours people work in different countries can provide insight into cultural work norms, economic productivity, and even labor laws.

Visualizing Annual Working Hours Where does Canada rank? How do your working hours compare? →

The most profitable U.S. companies, by sector

See the S&P 500 companies with the highest profits in their sector. Data is based on the fiscal year ending on or before January 31, 2023 across companies in the Fortune 500.

The most profitable U.S. companies, by sector America’s most profitable companies, by sector →

See the Markets in a Minute

S&P 500 companies hold $7.1 trillion in assets, and account for close to 80% of available market capitalization on U.S. stock exchanges. The index serves as a barometer for the U.S. stock market, covering the largest public U.S. companies by market capitalization. Often, it reflects investor sentiment and is considered an indicator for U.S. economic health.

See the Markets in a Minute Visualizing Every Company on the S&P 500 Index →

The Most Expensive Starbucks Items in the World

Your daily coffee habit is probably costing you a lot more than you think. What if you skipped buying two coffees a week and invested that money?

The Most Expensive Starbucks Items in the World The Price of (non-essential) Big Bucks Starbucks items in USD →

Ranked: The Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance in the World

"While some careers can be relatively stress-free, maintaining a healthy work-life balance can seem impossible for many. The easy access to technology, blurred boundaries around work and personal time, and fear of job loss push many to work overtime, and fail to use vacation time or sick leave."

Ranked: The Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance in the World How did Canadian cities measure up? →

The Fastest Rising Asset Classes in 2023

"Many corners of the market have shown resilience despite persistent inflation and slowing economic growth in 2023. U.S. equities, international equities, and a variety of bonds have seen positive returns so far this year."

The Fastest Rising Asset Classes in 2023 The top-performing asset classes to date with data from BlackRock →

Charting the Number of Failed Crypto Coins

Ever since the first major crypto boom in 2011, tens of thousands of cryptocurrency coins have been released to market. And while some cryptocurrencies performed well, others have ceased to trade or have ended up as failed or abandoned projects. These graphics from CoinKickoff break down the number of failed crypto coins by the year they died, and the year they started. The data covers a decade of coin busts from 2013 through 2022.

Charting the Number of Failed Crypto Coins The Number of Failed Crypto Coins, by Year (2013-2022) →

Just 20 Stocks Have Driven S&P 500 Returns So Far in 2023

Truman Du shows which stocks are making up the vast majority of S&P 500 returns amid AI market euphoria and broader market headwinds.

Just 20 Stocks Have Driven S&P 500 Returns So Far in 2023 Tech and AI stocks have soared as ChatGPT became a household name in 2023 →

How Much Should You Tip In Each Country?

How much should you tip when traveling abroad? The answer can vary wildly depending on the country and what type of service you are using.

How Much Should You Tip In Each Country? Servers and bartenders depend on tips to supplement wages →

Charting the Relationship Between Wealth and Happiness, by Country

Throughout history, the pursuit of happiness has been a preoccupation of humankind. Of course, we humans are not just content with measuring our own happiness, but also our happiness in relation to the people around us—and even other people around the world.

Charting the Relationship Between Wealth and Happiness, by Country Does money really buy happiness? Let’s find out →

How Gen Z Feels About Its Financial Future

Gen Z is an optimistic and driven generation. Many young people in this generational cohort are turning to entrepreneurship and side hustles as a way to supplement their income and build a brighter future.

How Gen Z Feels About Its Financial Future Gen Zers have a more positive outlook on their financial well-being than their millennial or Gen X peers →

Mapped: How Global Housing Prices Have Changed Since 2010

Houses fulfill a rare mix of necessity, utility, sentimentality, and for many, also act as a primary investment to build wealth. And it’s that last angle, combined with increasing demand in many countries, that is driving housing prices skyward.

Mapped: How Global Housing Prices Have Changed Since 2010 See how Canada measures up →

How much more are groceries costing you this year?

Mapped: Which Countries Have the Highest Inflation?

How much more are groceries costing you this year? See how Canada compares to the rest of the world →

How much do you spend on your daily coffee?

Mapped: The Price of Starbucks Coffee, by Country

How much do you spend on your daily coffee? Do you know how much you spend on daily coffee? See how you compare →