Bank Failures in America

Bank Failures in America

March 18, 2013

In 2009, a startling number of banks were seized and quietly closed down on weekends to avoid causing panic. This infographic takes a look at what it means when and why banks fail, and where the largest concentration of failed banks were located. Source

Which Sector Will Be the Next to Burst?

Which Sector Will Be the Next to Burst?

March 17, 2013

“Creative destruction” is the name given to the process of capitalism. Wealth built up in old industries flows to hot new sectors where it creates growth, matures, and then is destroyed to make way for the next wave. Sometimes popular attitudes push growth in one sector beyond sustainable limits until it pops like a bubble […]

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Then and Now: The European Debt Crisis

January 21, 2013

As the global economy continues to falter, all eyes are fixed on the European Union nations who have been rocked by credit downgrades, bailout discussions, and austerity measures. Here we examine how government debt as a percentage of GDP has changed from 2000 to 2010 for all 27 European Union countries, including the 17 within […]

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Crash of the Titans

January 19, 2013

What is an economy crisis? What is going on in Europe? How does one understand their story? What are the factors that affect the economy. The following visuals throw some light on these issues, making the eurozone crisis visible and understandable. Source

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The US Mortgage Crisis

January 7, 2013

This infographic gives an excellent overview of the mortgage crisis in the United States of America. It shows you the subprime mortgages in 2007, which is now 4 years ago. These were the criminally negligent acts that contributed to the financial downfall of the US, and ultimately its decreased credit rating by Standard and Poor’s […]

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The Mortgage Crisis

January 6, 2013

The founding fathers of the United States wanted to create a financial system taht would not allow private interests to impact national fiscal policy. Whether our current financial system represents that which the patriots of this nation had in mind when creating the initial banking system, or whether it represents exactly what they feared is […]

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Is Dubai about to hang itself?

January 5, 2013

One of the emirate’s largest investment companies, state-owned Dubai World, has asked for a delay on repaying its US$60 billion debt until at least May. The company’s real estate arm, Nakheel – whose projects include the palm-shaped islands in the Gulf – shoulders the bulk of money due to banks, investment houses and outside development […]

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European Debt Crisis

December 26, 2012

From The Globe and Mail, here’s an infographic map that shows the debt crisis facing European nations, which may have an increasing effect on the debt crisis in the U.S.

The EU Debt Crisis In Charts

The EU Debt Crisis In Charts

November 17, 2012

With all of the recent news surrounding the ongoing European Monetary Union debt crisis and the growing possibility of a Greek default, ForexNewsNow has compiled a detailed graphic in an effort to visually lay out the current financial state of individual EU member states as well as the region as a whole. Source

Famine at the Horn of Africa

Famine at the Horn of Africa

November 15, 2012

An Infographic exploring the catastrophic situation caused at the horn of Africa due to the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years and ways to help! Source

Japan: The Global Economy

Japan: The Global Economy’s Elephant in the Room

November 7, 2012

What we see from the chart below should be causing our early-warning systems to shift into full air-raid mode. Not only is the bubble representing Japan’s debt crisis a big giant outlier, it looks just overripe enough to burst. Or, as John Mauldin put’s it in his book, The End Game: “Japan is a bug […]

How the Economy is Killing Americans

How the Economy is Killing Americans

November 6, 2012

With the current state of the economy, Americans are cutting back on basic necessities. Healthy nutrition and medical practices are declining; stress and anxiety are on the rise. See how the economy is really affecting our quality of life with this somber look at our mental, physical and financial health. Source