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The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns

Natural resources are the building blocks of the world, essential to progress and prosperity. These commodities can have wide price fluctuations over time. Uncover the patterns in commodity returns over the past 10 years.



Understanding the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac, or Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle with each year representing a different animal. Explore our slideshow to find out more about this unique part of Chinese culture.

The Top 10 Most Valuable Luxury Brands in the World

In this slideshow, we highlight in descending order the 10 most valuable luxury brands in the world. Can you guess which ranks as number one?

Blockchain Terminology

In this slideshow, we cover the top twenty need-to-know terms to understand and interact with the world of cryptocurrency. Not sure what cryptocurrency is? You’ve come to the right spot.

7 Things to Know About Diwali

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is arguably the most sacred holiday in Hinduism, celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Explore our slideshow to learn more about the fall festival.

Top 10 Largest Cities in China

China is a vast country, covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers or 3.7 million square miles. In this slideshow, we cover the top 10 largest cities located in this East Asian country.

25 Surprising Facts About Gold

Gold has been a prized commodity since its discovery thousands of years ago for its beautiful appearance and variety of uses. Here are just 25 of the most surprising facts about the yellow metal.

Do You Live in One of the World’s Smartest Countries?

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States ranks sixth globally for adult education level. Explore which countries round out the rest of the top 10 list in this slideshow.

Interesting Facts About Silver

Explore our slideshow to learn some interesting facts about the brilliantly white metal!

10 of the Most Beautiful Eastern European Cities

This area of Europe offers sights off the beaten path and can be less expensive to visit than the Western half of the continent. These 10 cities are quickly becoming popular attractions with their unique architecture and histories as cultural capitals.

Gold Through the Ages – Civilization’s Love Affair with the Yellow Metal

As long as there have been people, there’s been an attraction to gold. From pharaohs to hedge funds, gold has been an important tool for building and protecting wealth. Explore our golden timeline to see how the fascination with gold has evolved over the years!

15 Airlines That Dominate the Skies: Discover the World’s Busiest Airlines!

Get ready to embark on a journey around the globe, as we reveal the top 15 airlines that rule the skies with their impressive number of daily flights!

Top 20 Silver Producing Countries

Silver is a valuable precious metal that is used in various industries, including electronics, jewelry, and medicine. Check out the top producers!


How to Attend a Golden Wedding in India

India is the world’s second-largest gold market, importing tons of gold every fall as Diwali and the wedding season begin. Join Phyllis as she takes a journey across the globe to get better acquainted with gold’s Love Trade!

How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandma

Cryptocurrencies are rapidly joining the mainstream. All around the country, in communities just like yours, unsuspecting people are ambushed by their grandparents asking… What is bitcoin?


5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a festival celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar for 15 days until the next full moon. Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the festival.

Millennials Are Saving Big for Travel and Experiences

Millennials, with their ever growing purchasing power, are driving the trend of “getting away” and taking frequent trips. We believe all of this is positive news for the airline industry. Explore the infographic that highlights millennial air travel trends.

Who Wins The Money Matchup? Men vs. Women

When it comes to money habits, men and women differ drastically – from saving, to spending and even to investing. Explore the infographic to see these differences.

How Much Energy Do Crypto Miners Consume?

Cryptocurrency mining, or the process of creating new digital tokens, is one that can consume a significant amount of energy. But how much, exactly? This infographic explores the latest estimates among miners in the digital space.

What Are Gold Royalty Companies?

Royalty companies, sometimes called streaming companies, help fund exploration and production projects in return for royalties on what the mine produces or rights to a “stream.” Explore our infographic to learn more!

Growing Sustainable Futures: A Story of Palm Oil Production

Palm oil production is a complex process that involves several stages, from planting to harvesting, processing, and distribution. Here is a brief overview of the main steps involved in the production of palm oil.

The Journey from Exploration to Production: Understanding the Lifecycle of a Mine

In order to find the diamonds in the rough of gold mining stocks, it’s important to identify where a mine is in its lifecycle. Explore this infographic story and learn about the stages gold mines flow through from discovery to production.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (Ai)?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that has revolutionized various aspects of our lives. Explore this infographic to learn the different subsets of AI, how it is used in various applications and more.



How Much Do You Know About Oil?

You heard it called crude, black gold and Texas tea. Take our interactive quiz to test your knowledge of oil’s history, geopolitics and place in popular culture.

Name the Currency’s Country

You are probably familiar with Franklin’s famous face, but how familiar are you with banknotes around the world? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

S&P 500 Decade in Review

The 2010s saw the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, with the S&P 500 soaring to record highs. Test your knowledge of the biggest moves and surprises in the stock market from 2010 to 2019.

Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?

How can one waterway be so essential to the world of oil and energy trading? Test your basic knowledge of the strait in this short quiz!

What Type of Investor Are You? (Quiz)

Which style of investing do you lean toward – value or growth? Or maybe you’re both! Take the quiz to find out.

Guess the Small- and Mid-Cap Company Ticker Symbols

How well do you know smaller companies traded on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)? Find out in this ticker symbol quiz!

Are You a Travel Pro?

Take the Traveler IQ Challenge.

Financial Products Quiz

In order to make wise investment decisions, it’s important to know what financial products are available to help you meet your goals. How strong is your investing vocabulary? Let’s find out!

Can You Pass Our Gold Quiz?

From ancient coins to statues, gold’s enduring qualities have made it one of the most coveted metals of all time. We invite you to test your knowledge.

What Do You Know About Digital Currencies?

Unsurprisingly, given its sudden appearance and novel structure, cryptocurrencies are still confusing for many people. How well do you know your cryptocurrencies?

Which Industrial Metal Are You?

Industrial metals are literally the building blocks of the world around you. Take our quiz to find out which one you are!

How Well Do you Know Your Flags?

You can easily point out the flag of your own country, but what about 20 other flags from around the world? See a flag, read the clues and click a match! Take our quiz now.

Match the Business Leader with Their Quote

You’re probably familiar with the top CEOs and investors today, but can you identify who said what quote? Take the quiz to find out if you can match the business leader with their words of wisdom!

How Much Do You Know About Bonds?

Bonds are one of the oldest asset classes around. While they aren’t typically considered exciting, they have thousands of years’ worth of history, including numerous ups and downs. Take our quiz to test your knowledge on bonds!

What’s In A (Element’s) Name?

Periodic tables line the walls of classrooms around the world, illustrating the elements that make up our universe. While we’ve all seen the posters, how much do you really know about where the elements’ names and symbols come from?

How Well Do You Know Your S&P 500 Index History?

Now in the eighth year of its incredible bull run, the S&P 500 Index has closed at multiple all-time highs so far this year, with no sign that it will slow down anytime soon. See how well you know your S&P 500 history!

Can You Guess Which Movies Feature Gold?

For centuries, gold has played an integral role in many of the stories we tell, our infatuation with gold carried over into moving pictures. So make a bag of golden buttery popcorn, dim the house lights and test your knowledge of films that feature gold!

How Well Do You Know North and South Korea

On April 25, 2018, the leaders of North and South Korea announced their mutual intent to pursue a peace deal.

How Much Do You Know About Human Geography?

Human geography stands apart from physical geography in that it examines social organizations in relation to their environment. Test your knowledge!

Gold Rush: Test Your Knowledge of Central Banks and Their Gold Reserves!

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. Central banks around the world bought 272.9 tonnes of bullion in 2020. Can you put them in order from least to greatest gold holdings?

What is Artificial Intelligence (Ai)?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that has revolutionized various aspects of our lives. Take this quiz to join the revolution.

How Well Do You Know Bitcoin History?

Test your knowledge on key milestones in the history of Bitcoin.

10 Most Educated Countries in the World 2023

Do you know the Smartest countries of 2023?

Exploring the History of Gold’s All-Time Highs

Let’s find out just how high your knowledge of gold’s all-time highs truly soars!


Top Gold Producing Countries

Although rare, gold is found on nearly all continents. Explore this interactive map of the top 10 countries that mine the most gold and view production trends over the last few years.

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