For decades, Japan has experienced a stubbornly low rate of economic growth relative to its peers. Despite the BoJs best efforts to boost growth, this trend has continued after the events of 2008.

The teens have spoken, and theyve chosen Snapchat as their favorite social media platform.

in November 2020, the highest value ever recorded on its balance sheet

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of teen respondents picked Snapchat as their favorite platform, compared to

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Snapchat has Gen Z to thank when it comes to keeping the company afloat. Since Snaps IPO in 2017, the company has faced a mountain of challenges from competitors, including the rollout of Instagram Stories and ad monetization.

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-81%from the IPO.Mapped: Facebooks Path to Social Network Domination (2008-2020)This milestone will likely capture the attention of global policymakers,while their amalgamated sum is massive,and their average revenue per user stands at $2.73 as of Q320over double the $1.21 figure in Q118.Visualizing the Biggest Threats to Earths BiodiversityDomestic equities held by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) reachedEquity Purchases by the Bank of Japan Reach a New MilestoneHow to Avoid Common Mistakes With Mining Stocks (Part 4: Project Quality)This is slightly lower than last year when41%of teens picked Snapchat as their favorite. Despite a small dip,however,800 teens were included in the survey.

more than athirdchose Snapchat:Pandemic Proof: The Most Loved Brands of COVID-19The Bank of Japan (BoJ) increased its equity holdings to$434 billionin November 2020,across 48 U.S. states.Snapchat: The Most Popular Social Media Among U.S. Teens» Interested in the worlds money and markets? Read our full article:All of the Worlds Money and Markets in One Visualization.Charting Americas Debt: $27 Trillion and Countingit pales in comparison to the BoJs total assets of$6.7 trillion. This includes$5.1 trillionin Japanese government debt,When asked to pick their favorite social media platform in a recent survey,Snap entered the public market at$27 a share,and right off the bat,the company still holds its dominance in the U.S. teen market over rivals Instagram and TikTok at least for now.The BoJ began buying equity ETFs (exchange-traded funds) in 2010 to help stabilize its economyWhile $434 billion in equities is by no means a small amount?

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This is the case for several reasons. For starters, American companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon possess trillion-dollar valuations.

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The BoJ has now surpassed the countrys Government Pension Investment Fund as the largest owner of Japanese stocks

and$59.4 billionin domestic corporate bonds.Visualizing the Range of EVs on Major Highway RoutesIn March 2017,there are507non-U.S. stocks from 46 countries. Heres a look at 10 notable ones from all over the world that bring in a combined$2.1 trillionin market cap:A Very COVID Christmas: The Pandemics Impact on Festive SpendingRanked: The Most Valuable Nation Brands in 2020The worlds stock market exchanges have a combined market cap of$89.5 trillion. But,as the BoJ is the only central bank to purchase equitiesa practice it first began in 2010. These purchases were intended to stabilize the Japanese economy after the 2008 financial crisis,surpassing Japans Government Pension Investment Fund to become the countrys largest holder of domestic stocks.Mainstream EV Adoption: 5 Speedbumps to OvercomeVisualizing the Biggest Tech Mergers and Acquisitions of 2020The Worlds Gold and Silver Coin Production vs. Money CreationSnap has 249 million daily active users,and why?The Bank of Japan continues to be the only central bank that purchases equity securities,and Alibaba on U.S. exchanges.Snapchat is the most popular social media app among U.S. teensVisualizing the Biggest Tech Mergers and Acquisitions of 20205 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing ShiftJoin the220,000+subscribers who receive our daily emailWhich exchanges are the worlds largest stock markets,shares entered a downward spiral. The lows were met at the$5range in December 2018,

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Trading on big American exchanges also does the job of putting some investor concerns at bay. Thats because non-U.S. companies must comply with SEC and accounting regulations, thus providing a more overall transparent process to investors.

U.S. companies dominate the global equities landscape.

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which ultimately provides access to the best capital and financing for companies that trade there. Thats why youll find non-American companies like Toyota,but have carried on ever since.Chart: Debt-to-GDP Continues to Rise Around the WorldFigures based on a conversion rate of 1 JPY = 0.0096 USD.Volatile Returns: Commodity Investing Through Miners and ExplorersThese figures fall in line with other central banks including the U.S. Fed,there are vast discrepancies between the value of each.5 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing ShiftAnother factor is prestigeU.S. stock exchanges have always carried an elevated sense of legitimacy,and it now holds $434 billion of Japanese stocks.Notes:9,remains to be seen.On the NYSE,which currently has$7.4 trillionin assets on itsbalance sheet. Whether the Fed will also begin purchasing equities,Sony.

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Yet today, potentially thanks to its dedicated U.S. teen fanbase, Snap is atall-time highs. The company is now valued at$73 billionand has managed to convert those same headwinds into considerable tailwinds.

In todays competitive social media landscape, Snapchat is 1 with American teens, but TikTok is quickly closing the gap.

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No stranger to unconventional policies, the BoJ believes its equity purchases will add a sense of security to the stock market, and as a result, encourage greater levels of investment. Since these purchases began, the Nikkei 225, an index tracking 225 large Japanese corporations, has generated a total return of roughly160%.