THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD

most important charts

Photo: Simone Foxman/Business Insider

If you read Business Insider you know we love charts. Pretty much all of them. Throw it in Excel, show us something interesting, something we hopefully haven’t seen before, and you’ve gotten our attention.So we reached out to some of the world’s most influential analysts, economists, hedge-funders and traders and asked them a simple question: what charts are you always keeping your eye on?

Their responses were surprisingly varied, from slides that delved into S&P earnings, to another that broke down US demographics, and another that found new and improved ways to look at European borrowing, and much much more.

Click here to see the charts >
We’d like to thank all of the contributors to this list: Lakshman Achuthan (ECRI), Scott Barber (Reuters), Harley Bassman (Credit Suisse), Rich Bernstein (Richard Bernstein Advisors), David Bianco (Deutsche Bank), Michael Block (Phoenix Partners Group), Jack Bogle (Vanguard), Josh Brown (The Reformed Broker), Matt Busigin (macrofugue), Dutch Book (Stone Street Advisors), Steven Englander (Citi FX Strategy), Kevin Ferry (Cronus Futures Management), Martin Fridson (BNP Paribas), George Goncalves (Nomura), Megan Greene (Roubini Global Economics), Dan Greenhaus (BTIG), Dylan Grice (Societe Generale), Jeffrey Gundlach (Doubleline Capital), Jan Hatzius (Goldman Sachs), John Hussman (Hussman Funds), Doug Kass (Seabreeze Capital Management), Tom Keene (Bloomberg TV & Radio), Jordan Kotick (Barclays), Paul Krugman (New York Times, Princeton, Nobel Laureate), Eric Lascelles (RBC Global Asset Management),  Joe LaVorgna (Deutsche Bank), Bill McBride (Calculated Risk), Michael McDonough (Bloomberg Brief), Jim O’Neill (Goldman Sachs), Tom Porcelli (RBC Capital Markets), David Rosenberg (Gluskin Sheff + Associates), David Schawel, Gary Shilling, John Stoltzfus (Oppenheimer Asset Management), Peter Tchir (TF Markets Advisors), Jason Trennert (Strategas), Byron Wien (Blackstone Group), Ellen Zentner (Nomura).

BI would also like to send a major thanks to Bloomberg for letting us use screenshots from the Bloomberg Terminal, which many economists sent to us directly.

Jack Bogle, The Vanguard Group

Byron Wien, Blackstone Group

Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management

Ellen Zentner, Nomura

David Bianco, Deutsche Bank

Dylan Grice, Societe Generale

Rich Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors

Tom Keene, Bloomberg TV

Peter Tchir, TF Market Advisors

Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs

Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank

David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates

David Schawel, Portfolio Manager

Megan Greene, Roubini Global Economics

Gary Shilling, Economist

Eric Lascelles, RBC Global Asset Management

Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management

Dan Greenhaus: BTIG, Jim O'Neill: Goldman Sachs, Tom Porcelli: RBC

Michael McDonough, Bloomberg Brief

Martin Fridson, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Bill McBride, Calculated Risk Blog

Matt Busigin, Macrofugue

Jason Trennert, Strategas

Michael Block, Phoenix Partners Group

George Goncalves, Nomura

Lakshman Achuthan, ECRI

Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs

George Goncalves, Nomura

Steven Englander, Citi

Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital

David Bianco, Deutsche Bank

George Goncalves, Nomura

Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management

Dutch Book, Stone Street Advisors

Byron Wien, Blackstone Group

Michael Block, Phoenix Partners Group

David Schawel, Portfolio Manager

Martin Fridson, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Scott Barber, Reuters

David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates

Michael McDonough, Bloomberg Brief

Tom Keene, Bloomberg TV

John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer Asset Management

Joshua Brown, The Reformed Broker

Dutch Book, Stone Street Advisors

Byron Wien, Blackstone Group

Michael McDonough, Bloomberg Brief

Harley Bassman, Credit Suisse

Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs

David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates

Peter Tchir, TF Market Advisors

Jason Trennert, Strategas

Michael McDonough: Bloomberg Brief, Dutch Book: Stone Street Advisors

Scott Barber, Reuters

Steven Englander: Citi FX, Michael McDonough: Bloomberg Brief

Bill McBride, Calculated Risk Blog

Jordan Kotick, Barclays

Eric Lascelles, RBC Global Asset Management

George Goncalves, Nomura

David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates

John Hussman, Hussman Funds

Steven Englander, Citi FX

Matt Busigin, Macrofugue

Scott Barber, Reuters

Tom Porcelli, RBC

Paul Krugman, New York Times

Jason Trennert, Strategas

Don't miss more of our proprietary slideshows...

NOW READ: THE TRUTH ABOUT GOLD >

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.