A picture is worth a thousand words

Dec 18, 2015 | Dian Chaaban


As we near the end of 2015, I thought it might be nice to share some of my (nerdy) chart favs with you – and while I’d love to take credit for it, Maclean’s magazine has done a fantastic job each year compiling the list by asking dozens of analysts, economists, investors and financial authors to each share their pick for the most “important” chart for Canada in the year ahead.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a decent chart has just as much capacity to enlighten our understanding of the economy and what we could expect in the coming years – and just like any picture, they can be interpreted in various ways.


The charts collected in this annual report cover a large range of vital factors impacting our economy; everything from currency and trade and to oil prices, demographics, debt levels, income, employment and the housing market, to name a few.


Click here to view the 50 chart collection – just below each chart you’ll see a brief description from each person about why they believe the chart is so important to our future.


Since next Friday is Christmas (!!) there will be no WOTS next week – but – I will write to you again before the New Year with our annual count down. In the meantime, so that you don’t miss me too much, I’ve put together an RRSP Quick Tips and a TFSA Quick Tips article for you to download and read to put us ahead of schedule for your 2016 contribution plans.


And while I have the very special opportunity to do so, let me sincerely wish you and those you love all the very best for the happiest of holidays this season.