Category: 2023

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Dear VC readers,

Because of the pressures of inflation and all the associated costs, we will be increasing the price of our VC+ premium membership.

The new price for the annual subscription will be US $78.95 starting on February 1st. The monthly price will rise to US $8.22.

We haven’t taken this decision lightly but having kept the price the same for three years along with everything from salaries and server costs rising substantially, we’re left with little choice.

VC+ continues to offer extraordinary value with twice-weekly visual insights from The Trendline, monthly features, and exclusive annual undertakings such as our recent 2023 Global Forecast Series ($50 value alone) which comes with an in-depth report, recorded webinar, and more.

We’ll also be opening up our complete archive of VC+ content for subscribers all in one place, coming soon! It pains us to put up prices and we hope we don’t have to do it again.

We wanted to give you a fair warning so if you’re thinking of signing up, you can subscribe to VC+ before February 1st and secure our lowest price. As always we offer a 25% discount on annual subscriptions.

All the best,
Jeff Desjardins
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Visual Capitalist


The complete ‘2023 Global Forecast Series’ is now available!

Our popular Global Forecast Series is now fully available with the main report ready to download for VC+ members. Our team scoured through 500+ expert predictions to curate the ultimate visual guide of what 2023 (Read more...)

Access Our Exclusive Report and Upcoming ‘2023 Global Forecast’ Webinar on VC+



As part of our ongoing Global Forecast Series, the main report is now available to download for VC+ members. Our team scoured through 500+ expert predictions to curate the ultimate visual guide of what 2023 might have in store, including:

 

  • The top banks’ forecasts for the S&P 500, treasury yields, and recession timelines charted
  • A bird’s-eye view of the IMF’s inflation, unemployment, and GDP growth outlooks for nations
  • A collection of the “spiciest” and most outrageous predictions from experts for the year ahead
  • Results from our audience prediction polls

 

 

Also, don’t miss out on our upcoming VC+ exclusive webinar on January 25th. The VC Team will deep-dive into the report’s contents, show predictions that didn’t make the cut, and answer any questions you might have about the year ahead.

To access the report and webinar along with our regularly scheduled content like our premium newsletter, The Trendline, and bi-monthly special features, sign up for VC+.

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Need more details? Here’s what we have in store for the series and more this month:


“VC+ Webinar: Unpacking the 2023 Global Forecast”

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Explore 2023’s Predictions With the VC Team and Ask About Specific Forecasts

This special event gives members a chance to explore the key findings from our 2023 Global Forecast Report, as the VC team dives into additional insights and predictions that didn’t make it into the report.

VC+ members will get a chance to ask questions regarding expert (Read more...)

The Biggest Global Risks of 2023


This post is by Nick Routley from Visual Capitalist


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The Biggest Global Risks of 2023

The profile of risks facing the world is evolving constantly. Events like last year’s invasion of Ukraine can send shockwaves through the system, radically shifting perceptions of what the biggest risks facing humanity are.

Today’s graphic summarizes findings from the Global Risks Report, an annual publication produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It provides an overview of the most pressing global risks that the world is facing, as identified by experts and decision-makers.

These risks are grouped into five general categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological.

Let’s dive into this year’s findings.

2023’s Risk Profile

In the lower–middle portion of the chart are the risks that could have serious impacts—such as attacks involving nuclear or biological weapons—but that were highlighted by fewer experts.

Over in the top-right quadrant of the chart are the risks that a number of experts mentioned, and that are causing a strain on society. Not surprisingly, the top risks are related to issues that impact a wide variety of people, such as the rising cost of living and inflation. When staples like food and energy become more expensive, this can fuel unrest and political instability—particularly in countries that already had simmering discontent. WEF points out that increases in fuel prices alone led to protests in an estimated 92 countries.

One risk worth watching is geoeconomic confrontation, which includes sanctions, trade wars, investment screening, and other actions that have the intent of weakening the countries on (Read more...)

Join VC+ for 2023’s Global Forecast Report of Expert Predictions


This post is by Niccolo Conte from Visual Capitalist


There’s no better way to prepare yourself for 2023 than seeing what the world’s experts are predicting for the year ahead.

As part of our ongoing Global Forecast Series, next week, VC+ members will be receiving the 2023 Global Forecast Report. Our team has been reading through hundreds of expert predictions and outlooks to curate the ultimate visual guide of what 2023 might have in store.

2023 Global Forecast Report image

Some of what you’ll find in the 2023 Global Forecast Report includes:

  • The top banks’ forecasts for the S&P 500, treasury yields, and recession timelines charted
  • A bird’s-eye view of the IMF’s inflation, unemployment, and GDP growth outlooks for nations
  • A collection of the “spiciest” and most outrageous predictions from experts for the year ahead

Along with these, the report will also include the results of our audience prediction polls which are running on our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram pages until January 6th.

Below is a sneak preview of the results from three of our most salient questions:

Visual Capitalist audience poll question results

The 2023 Global Forecast Report featuring all of these insights and more is being sent out to VC+ members on Wednesday, January 11th.

To receive it along with our regularly scheduled content including our premium newsletter, The Trendline, and bi-monthly special features, sign up for VC+.

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Need more details? Here’s what else we have in store for the series and more:


“VC+ Webinar: Unpacking the 2023 Global Forecast”

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Explore 2023’s Predictions (Read more...)

A Philosophical Start to 2023



We are once again at a transition moment in history. Where our journey goes from here could be exceptionally good or absurdly bad. This mirrors past moments, such as the transition into the Agrarian Age, which gave us early high cultures but also various dark ages. Or more recently the transition into the Industrial Age, with democracies flourishing, but also fascism and communism killing tens of millions.

In the past few years we have had incredible unlocks across many fields. To name just a few, in computation we are making real progress on artificial intelligence; in biology, we can now read and write genetic code; in energy, we are closing in on nuclear fusion.

At the same time we are facing unprecedented threats. The climate crisis is accelerating at a pace faster than most of the dire predictions. Our democracies are moribund with bloated and risk-averse bureaucracies. With social media and easy image/video manipulation and creation we live in post-truth world. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has edged us closer to the possibility of nuclear war.

The threats are truly scary and I completely understand why some people find it hard to get out of bed. The opportunities can be anxiety inducing in their own ways, even if you don’t think a superintelligence will wipe out humanity any day now. At all times there are people seeing that opportunity is elsewhere, finding themselves trapped in stagnant fields. Personally I am excited by the opportunities. But even excitement carries potential failure modes (Read more...)

Bonus Gift: Get our ‘Best of VC+ in 2022’



To celebrate the launch of our 2023 Global Forecast Series, we’re offering all VC+ subscribers a bonus gift – ‘Our Best of VC+ in 2022’.

BONUS GIFT

Subscribe to VC+ and receive ‘Our Best of VC+ in 2022’.

Everyone who subscribes before Dec 30th will receive a specially curated list of all the best VC+ dispatches that have been sent out to members over the last year.

 

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to discover more about what you’ll get from the Global Forecast Series and all the regular VC+ content.


As 2022 comes to a close, this past year was packed with uncertainty and volatility across international borders and markets.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has worn on, entrenching geopolitical divides
  • Energy prices have surged around the world with record-setting volatility
  • Markets await the Fed’s pivot on interest rates as a global recession looms

To help you navigate the year ahead, we’re giving a glimpse into the future at what experts are predicting for 2023 with the upcoming Global Forecast Series.

The 2023 Global Forecast Series

Over the next few weeks, VC+ members will be receiving the ultimate cheatsheet for 2023, giving them a head start into the New Year.

This includes an in-depth report curating the most important insights from 300+ expert predictions for 2023, access to an exclusive webinar and Q&A session, along with a recap of how expert predictions panned out this past year.

To gain access to the 2023 Global Forecast Series and more, (Read more...)

Join Us as We Reveal Game-Changing Predictions for 2023


This post is by Niccolo Conte from Visual Capitalist


As 2022 comes to a close, this past year was packed with uncertainty and volatility across international borders and markets.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has worn on, entrenching geopolitical divides
  • Energy prices have surged around the world with record-setting volatility
  • Markets await the Fed’s pivot on interest rates as a global recession looms

To help you navigate the year ahead, we’re giving a glimpse into the future at what experts are predicting for 2023 with the upcoming Global Forecast Series.

The 2023 Global Forecast Series

Over the next few weeks, VC+ members will be receiving the ultimate cheatsheet for 2023, giving them a head start into the New Year.

This includes an in-depth report curating the most important insights from 300+ expert predictions for 2023, access to an exclusive webinar and Q&A session, along with a recap of how expert predictions panned out this past year.

To gain access to the 2023 Global Forecast Series and more, join VC+ and all these special features will be sent straight to your inbox.

Sign Up for VC+
 

Need more details? Here’s what we have in store:


“2023 Global Forecast Report”

REPORT: Your Guide to 2023’s Expert Predictions and Trends to Watch Out For

The 2023 Global Forecast Report will reveal the pivotal trends that will shape our world next year. Compiling hundreds of expert predictions, we distill their insights for 2023 into one essential report.

From how current geopolitical clashes and tensions will unfold to market and industry forecasts, this report will contain everything you (Read more...)