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Change Consumption Habits of Americans


The pictograph shows changes in consumption habits of the American populace for tobacco and alcohol.

In 1965 about forty two percent of the adult population smoked. This number decreased gradually over the next forty years at a rate of approximately five percent per year. The lowest percentage of smokers could be found in the year 2005, where twenty one percent of the population smoked.

Alcohol, on the other hand, has barely shown any growth or decrease, with the exception of two years; 1975 and 1985. In 1975 and 1985 the rates of alcohol consumption were ten point one percent and ten percent, respectively. This was a nearly two percent increase from the average steady rate of eight point four percent experienced in 1965, 1995, 2005 and 2008.

Chart: Showing Benefit of Buying Due to Cheap Mortgages Over the Cost of Renting


This line graph indicates the contrasting relationship between mortgage affordability and rent affordability, over a period of years.

On the ‘y’ axis, is affordability. Here, affordability refers to the amount of income spent on paying for housing costs.

On the ‘x’ axis are a series of years starting with 1982 and ending at 2017, with five year intervals.

In 1982 the average person spent twenty-five per cent of their income on mortgage payments, and would have experience a sharp surge in costs, resulting in a fifteen per cent increase in mortgage rates.

This would prove to be the last upsurge for mortgage payments, as the mortgage affordability continued to steadily decline from 1987 onward.

Rent affordability, on the other hand, started out at twenty-three per cent or less, and steadily rose to about thirty per cent of one’s income by the end of 2012.

Charts: 50-Year Chart Of Horses And Mules Against Growth of Tractors


This chart creates a contrast of the populations of mules and tractors over a period of time.

Horses and mules once numbered in the mid four thousands in the year 1910, when they suddenly experienced a sharp decline. Their numbers slid from about four thousand, five hundred in the year 1910 to about zero in 1960.

Tracctors, on the other hand, experienced an upward rise which coincided with the decline of horses and mules. Tractor populations numbered at zero in 1910 and rose to twenty-five thousand by 1960. The rise in tractor levels was steady and sure, just as the descent in mules and horses was.

Grpahic: Number of IPO’s With 100%+ First Day Returns by Year

This chart shows you the first day returns years at a time starting with the year 1999 through 2014.

Number of IPO's With 100%+ First Day Returns by Year

You can see that in 1999 and the year 2000 IPO’s did very well, compared to the year 2006 and 2014. The year 2014 which compared to the previous years results were not as good and showing after the year 2000 IPO’s have never really been the same.

The percent rating is a lot lower now and companies are struggling to compete in this new market and succeeded but showing that some companies do succeeded but its much lower percentage then in the latter years.