An Investing Megatrend: How Emerging Wealth is Shaping the Future

From agrarian economy to global superpower in half a century—China’s transformation has been an economic success story unlike any other. Today, China is the world’s second largest economy, making up...

The Global Inequality Gap, and How It’s Changed Over 200 Years

For millennia, people have found support and community through defining factors, ranging from age and race to income and education levels. However, these characteristics are not static—and drastic demographic changes...

Priced for Perfection

The stock market has now priced in a perfect resolution for all of its erstwhile perils. Wall Street Shills would have you believe that since the Fed has turned...

War and Peace: How Violence is Disrupting the Global Economy

Today, we live in a low-interest-rate environment, where the cost of borrowing for governments and institutions is lower than the historical average. It is easy to see that interest...

Mapped: The 1.2 Billion People Without Access to Electricity

For anyone reading this article, the benefits of electricity need not be explained. Access to electricity is now an afterthought in most parts of the world, so it may come...

Visualized: The Race to Invest in the Space Economy

Humans have long viewed outer space as the final frontier. Our thirst for exploration has brought whole nations together to create more advanced technologies─all in the pursuit of discovering the...

The Relentless Road to Recession Continued

Consider this a travelogue in pictures (graphs and charts really) that presents a rather striking and comprehensive image of a nation journeying into recession. Our decline is steeper now...

Countries Ranked by Their Economic Complexity

In the past, the trade between nations was a much simpler matter to grasp. Commodities and a few finished goods moved between a handful of countries in a straightforward...

Repocalypse: The Little Crisis that Roared

That didn’t take long. I just published an article showing how the Fed had responded with a quarter of a trillion dollars to save the economy from what it...

The History of Interest Rates Over 670 Years

Today, we live in a low-interest-rate environment, where the cost of borrowing for governments and institutions is lower than the historical average. It is easy to see that interest...

$69 Trillion of World Debt in One Infographic

Two decades ago, total government debt was estimated to sit at $20 trillion. Since then, according to the latest figures by the IMF, the number has ballooned to $69.3 trillion with a...

From Coast to Coast: How U.S. Muni Bonds Help Build the...

Over 200 Years of U.S. Municipal Bond History Our modern society shares few characteristics with the 1800s. In the last two centuries, styles have changed, laws have evolved, and cities...