Tag Archives: Visual Capitalist

The US Dollar, Trading Pairs, Exchanges, Foreign Holdings …. Very Dominate!

This chart popped into our in box earlier this month and is a great example for those that may wonder just how dominant the US Dollar is around the world.

It is easy to find folks that worry about the US dollar and it’s reign as the world currency….

Of course, anything can happen, but the following Chart shows is dominance at this time.

US Dollar Usage, Trading Pairs, Exchanges, Foreign Holdings

From our Friends at Visual Capitalist

Have a Great “US Dollar Update” 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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Best selling Cars in the US 1978 to Present- Try to Guess Before You Look – You Will Not Get it Most Likely … Dominance Since 1999

In a lighter post today, what follows are the best selling car models in the US from 1978 to present….from our friends here at Visual Capitalist…

Tried to enlarge this for ease on the eyeballs…

Before you look…. try to guess the dominant car…. bet it will surprise you!

Have a Great “Surprised Best Selling Cars” 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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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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IMF Global GDP Estimates 2020-2022 From Visual Capitalist – Cool Three Year Global Estimate

We have noted multiple times to expect some roaring Economic Numbers, which is not a super prescient call due to easy year over year comparisons and the world actually reopening…. (Our curiosity is how this data is digested by Governments, Forecasters and Market Participants)

We ran across a neat Goldman micro time GDP chart recently, that has left our sight grrrrr, but is a quarter by quarter estimate that is fascinating…. we will likely find it eventually and present it here…

For now, we wanted to show this three year global GDP (Gross Domestic Production-Blunt Economic Growth Measurement) from the IMF (International Monetary Fund) –

The IMF, just like any organization misses in Forecasts …. it is not in stone, but this is a very interesting three year, more high level look at the globe as it reopens….

IMF – Visual Capitalist Global Three Year GDP Comparison

This chart was a slider and can be found directly at our friends from Visual Capitalist Here

Year 2020 Findings we find most interesting:

USA GDP Contracts only 3.3% Wow

Global Average the same 3.3% Contraction – Wow Wow

Year 2021 ESTIMATES

Note USA estimated Growth of 6.4% – surprising low

IMF World rebound Estimate of 6% – again, surprisingly low

Year 2022 ESTIMATES – The farther you go the harder they are!

IMF US Estimate at 3.5%

Global Estimate 4.4% –

Not really what to think of this…. both seem off to us ! Clearly a USA Laggard Estimate!

This will be marked as forecast and we can look back and see how good or bad the estimates were!

Have a Great “Multi Year Global GDP Estimate” 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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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

Why Student Loan Debt Has Grown So Fast – Change In US Household Types of Debt – Interesting Chart From HowMuch.net – Paired with Another Interesting Chart that Explains from Visual Capitalist

We ran across this neat chart below from “HowMuch.net, a financial literacy website”… which stunned us.

The comparison growth of student loan growth versus other types of debt is amazing.

For the record we are huge fans of higher education, but not the debt that may come with it.

So we set off to see if there were a cause and effect for the above chart…

Thanks to our friends at Visual Capitalist the following chart answers a lot.

The small blue shaded area is inflation, compared to how fast Tuitions have increased… No wonder the gigantic growth in Student Debt…

Have a Great “Cause and Effect” 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

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

An Interesting Look at Airbnb …

This neat chart here from our friends at Visual Capitalist shows interesting facts of a family favorite Airbnb..

The third chart is most interesting to us…. the huge number of listed rooms, which is not surprising upon further thought of the business model… individuals homes or second homes.

Have a Great “Airbnb Reviewed” 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

Another Timely Graph, Post Black Friday and Cyber Monday … Shift Key Continues to Aggravate

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday… just on our rear view mirrors…. the following neat chart from our friends at Visual Capitalist made its way to the inbox…. AND the shift key continues to cause problems.

For those that missed the November Video, the laptop shift key works inconsistently which causes major problems with strong passwords and you really never know how many thing need capitalized until you lose the shift key…haha

As you receive this, a new keyboard is being installed… lookout longer posts.

Have a Great Bricks versus Cyber 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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The Economics of Coffee … Friday Before Halloween

One of the favorite ways to start the day in our household includes a small, but very rewarding cup of coffee!

Usually only one, first thing in the AM … anything later in the day leads to extended tossing and turning along with sleepy but not sleeping views on the ceiling…

As we head into a Weekend, our friends at Visual Capitalist hit us with a neat coffee chart!

Have A Great Friday … Halloween (Be Safe) and Weekend … here is your chart !

The Economics of Coffee

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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