Assorted infographics on personal finance


I am a fan of Carl Richard’s (Behaviour Gap) napkin drawings (who is not?!).  From time to time, I have thought of similar sketches but never got around to actually drawing them on my own napkin – Excel.  Here are few.

The whole point of such a sketch is that it should be self-explanatory. So I am not going to add much commentary. Do let me know what you think.




This is how the stock market actually behaves! (Source: Wikipedia)

This is how the stock market actually behaves!

Note: This is referred to as a bifurcation map and has a one-to-one correspondence to a something known as a Mandelbrot set.

This is how the financial system models the stock market!

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Empirical Rule” by Dan KernlerOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.

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14 thoughts on “Assorted infographics on personal finance

  1. Returns vs risk is linear only up to a certain risk. Post that risk limit, returns saturate. This was observed in some post here a long time back. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent first degree model.

  2. Returns vs risk is linear only up to a certain risk. Post that risk limit, returns saturate. This was observed in some post here a long time back. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent first degree model.

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