Category Archives: Chart

Plate Tectonic Evolution from 1 Billion Years Ago to the Present in 40 Seconds ….From Visual Capitalist and Earthbyte

Our friends at Visual Capitalist drew attention to this awesome visual, but we had to source the information for posting on our website at YouTube from Earthbyte …

Here is the Visual Capitalist

Here is the YouTube site for Earthbyte

This is worth 40 seconds IMHO

Very cool and helps understand the Earthquake frequency better!

Enjoy and thanks again Visual Capitalist and Earthbyte!

Have a “Better Plate Tectonic Shift Understanding” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Most Popular Cities Measured Monthly 2004 to 2020 – Animated Chart from Latos Charts

With a heavier, long Monday post and in the throws of Taxes for many, present party included…. we went light with a fun animated chart for you viewing pleasures!

From Latos Charts YouTube Channel

Had no idea how popular Paris France is!

Based on top 15 City Internet Searches

Music: Kevin Macleod

Have a Great “Most Popular Cities” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

New York, LA, Chicago, Rural Equivalent …. Interesting Population Density Comparison

We love to break the monotony of the usual Financial “Stuff” with an off topic just to keep it fun…. Fortunately there are some really interesting and unusual charts that grab our attention frequently!

Our friends and Visual Capitalist continue to push out some of the neatest charts ever ….

New York V Rural Comparison

new york city population density equivalent map

LA V Rural Comparison

los angeles county population density equivalent map

Chicago V Rural Comparison

Population Density Equivalent

Have a great “Population Density Comparison” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Break In: Spring Spotted … Spring Break Next Week … Newsletter Completion … Time Change Weekend YAY! … Friday …

With an unused make up snow day today (not sure how that happened but oh well) – kiddos out today – and next week being Spring Break an attempt personally to take some R & R time next week, I am out today and next week….

Always tethered, this time lightly as Jen and Donald are very capable of covering !

BREAK IN – Spring has sprung… each year the family watches for the early budding Tree in the back yard… Great News, the deep freeze of just a few weeks ago did not do our early budding tree in AND in the last 24 hours the blooms have started…

Who needs the Groundhog… kidding-

Well done Pierce for spotting !

Newsletter Update

While gone, the finishing touches will be put on the Newsletter, AND next week we will do a shortened version of one of the main articles – Why You Should Check Your Social Security Earnings Record Now!

Time Change Weekend – YAY

In addition to a little R and R, next week, we get my favorite time change! YAY

Sure we lose an hour of sleep…

Sure it seems to take a bit longer to adjust as the years go by…

But the Suns stays up LATE in the evenings…

Friday and Next Weeks Posts

If I can stay away from the keyboard – no promises…haha

In addition to the Newsletter Preview Post mentioned above, a re-run of another reminder post will occur as well.. hat tip DK from the field as a neat reminder!

Ahhhh…. but today is a Friday and I am away, but tethered lightly… enjoy your weekend and your Friday!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Neat Chart, 50 Years of Gaming Evolution

After a fairly heavy February Review post and looking back into February’s posts …. seeing a lot of heavy … we intentionally went very light and much to the happiness of 13 year old, who is a regular gamer..

50 Years of Gaming History –

From our Friends at Visual Capitalist – Wow they really do great work!

50 Years of Gaming Growth

Amazing, but not surprising how much Mobile (red) makes up now and looks to continue dominating other devices.

Have a Great “Gaming History” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Elon Musk Shakes the Shorts … Neat Chart from Our Friends at Visual Capitalist

While Elon Musk can certainly be a controversial figure… especially with his Cell phone and Twitter App Opened… he has a way of making successful endeavors.

Not withstanding the above, we find Musk an innovator and certainly not afraid of what critics may say. Here and here and even here in our Newsletter earlier this year we spoke of Musk. With Musk’s announcement of moving to Austin Texas, we likely will be seeing and hearing more from him.

The following chart was just too good to pass up from our friends at Visual Capitalist.

As a reminder, a short seller makes a bet the stock will go down, which usually happens much faster than a stock climbs, by borrowing the stock from some one, selling it with the intent of buying it back at a lower price. Two big catches with this technique are that a short sellers losses are unlimited as a stock may grow to the sky and if too many shorts end up on the same company, a short squeeze or unnecessary and unwarranted run up in the stock as everyone buys to cover may occur….. trampling the Shorts !

Have a Great “Musk Shakes the Shorts” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Cool Population Density Map … Office Hours End of the Week and Next

On a smack dab in the middle of the week, heading into a holiday shortened coming week … we thought it nice to keep it simple…

Population Density 3-D Chart

From our friends at Visual Capitalist, who continue to pump out some of the neatest charts ever…

Water is sure popular over the Globe ….

Warmth also seems a favorite too …

With Monday being a holiday, our office as well as Capital Markets will be closed… planning on being in and out (mostly the latter) Friday as well… always tethered electronically!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Money Versus Markets from Our Friends at Visual Capitalist … Quadrillion Notional Value

The most interesting part of this chart from our friends at Visual Capitalist in our opinion is the synthetic versus notional value of assets… What?

Ok… so we laid some Wall Street Gibberish on you…

All of this is near the end of the chart…

Derivatives …. A synthetic product is basically a product of some type that allows you to use a small amount of money to control a larger amount of assets… most importantly for a defined period of time…..

Used correctly, most of these types of products are for lowering risk, also called hedging…

Used aggressively, these products are speculative and can cause harm to an investors portfolio….

Notional or real value of the assets held by Derivatives are currently a Quadrillion … not a term used frequently… such the interest…

It’s a long chart, but very informative and interesting… take a moment to digest… think it worth it!

 

8-1-20 Visual Cap Money and Markets

 

Hope you enjoyed !

Have a Great “Quadrillion Notional Value” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

 

Top Daily Google Searches for the Last 10 Years In Each State … Showing our VERY Short Attention Spans –

Long time followers know we cannot resist these neat Animated Charts… just fascinating to us ….

The following is daily Google searches for the last 10 years – its a bit long, so pick your time period if you want to watch…. it’s surprisingly interesting.

Couple of observations from our perch:

  • Whew… we have SHORT attention spans!
  • We all school like fish at once – notice how the states show similar searches almost every time
  • Entertainment (music and movies) dominates any other subject
  • The 15 year old watched and knew tons more items than myself
  • Adele and Billie Eilish seem to carry the popularity crown the longest from a muscian standpoint
  • Fortnite was by far the most dominate gaming search
  • Never heard of Myxer – and it is no longer around (maybe that is why we never heard of)
  • Who knew Pepe the Frog was so popular

This again from our friends at Visual Capitalist who usually do not do animated charts, but we sure like this one…

This one is 11 minutes long…well worth the time, but we know most will not watch for more than 2 – Pick a time frame when you think you may know what everyone was searching – You will likely be surprisingly wrong – again, VERY short attention spans for everyting!

Hope you enjoyed as much as we did!

Have a Great “Fellow Short Attention Span” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
street-cents

 

 

Fun Tax Day Animated Stats on …… Taxes by Rate and Country –

It’s finally here…

Tax Day is Today !!

The busiest wiring $$ day of the year – for obvious reasons.

The longest lines day of the year at the post office – postage must be stamped today in order not to miss the deadline!

As we wipe our brow and say goodbye to the longest regular filing season we have experienced…. a fun animated chart was in the cards from a new source, Anima Stats

Top 20 Highest Income Tax Rates by Countries (1960-2017)

These guys even got the background music perfect!

Have a Great “Tax Day”!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
jkfinancialinc
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