Percentage Price Oscillator

What is it? The Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO) shows the momentum of price as a percentage. It measures the difference between two moving averages as a percentage of the larger moving average. Not to be confused with the percentage volume oscillator (PVO), which is very similar, but shows the momentum of volume instead. The Percentage Price Oscillator is […]

Tesla’s Rise Has Inspired a Dozen New Electric Vehicle Rivals

  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Elon Musk should be blushing. In addition to the increased competition from big auto manufacturers, there are also now many venture-backed startups that are now kicking tires within the electric vehicle industry. According to Tracxn, a startup intelligence platform, some of Tesla’s rivals include Faraday […]

An Inside Look at the World’s Biggest Paper Gold Market

By JEFF DESJARDINS at Visual Capitalist Every day, there are a whopping 5,500 tonnes ($212 billion) of gold traded in London, making it the largest wholesale and over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold in the world. To put that in perspective, more gold is traded in London each day than what is stored at Fort Knox […]

Investor Confidence in Cloud Storage is Sky High

Investor Confidence in Cloud Storage is Sky High For technology investors in 2015, cloud was king. Money continued to flow to the cloud storage sector, where a total of 1,800 transactions were made in 2015 for a total value of more than $100 billion. The largest of these deals was between two storage giants, with […]

The Shift to a Cashless Society is Snowballing

Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society. In some ways this is great news for consumers. The rise of mobile and electronic payments means faster, convenient, and more efficient purchases in most instances. New technologies are being built and improved to facilitate these transactions, and improving security […]

China’s Debt Bomb: No One Really Knows the Payload

By JEFF DESJARDINS at Visual Capitalist NO ONE KNOWS IF ITS A HAND GRENADE OR A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION The ramp up in Chinese debt accumulation has been a leading concern of investors for years. The average total debt of emerging market economies is 175% of GDP, and skyrocketing corporate non-financial debt has launched China far […]

The Silver Series: History, Supply and Demand, Investment

Making Cents of Rare Coins

Rare coins can play a role in an investor’s portfolio as an alternative asset. Rare coins can hold their value quite well over time, while remaining small and portable as physical assets. A rare coin can also sell for many multiples of the metal contained within, and this additional premium is known as its numismatic […]

This One Map Sums Up the Economy of the Middle East

By JEFF DESJARDINS at Visual Capitalist   TOP EXPORT BY REVENUE IN MIDDLE EAST ECONOMIES We’ll start with the obvious: the number one export for many countries here is crude oil or related petroleum products. Middle Eastern countries made up a significant portion of global oil export revenues during 2015 with shipments valued at $325 […]


By JEFF DESJARDINS at Visual Capitalist Visualizing the Most Miserable Countries in the World Every year, the Cato Institute publishes a list of the world’s most “miserable countries” by using a simple economic formula to calculate the scores. Described as a Misery Index, the tally for each country can be found by adding the unemployment rate, […]