Millions, billions, and trillions…
When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune of Warren Buffett, or the massive amount of global debt accumulated – all of these things sound large, but they are actually extremely different in magnitude.
That’s why, as Visual Capitalists’ Jeff Desjardins explains, visualizing things spatially can give us a better perspective on money and markets.
How Much Money Exists? This infographic was initially created to show how much money exists in its different forms. For example, to highlight how much physical cash there is in comparison to broader measures of money which include saving and checking account deposits.
Interestingly, what is considered ‘money’ depends on who you are asking.
Are the abstractions created by Central Banks really money? What about gold, bitcoins, or other hard assets?
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 3, 2017.