NEW YORK (TheStreet) – The financial community is obsessed with colorful graphics. If you create a historical chart on something and infuse it with bright colors, BOOM, go retweets and favorites that boost Klout on Twitter. The craze for Apple (AAPL) – Get the Apple Inc. (AAPL) report The iPad lifetime unit sales charts are intense, as are the total number of acquisitions made by Google (GOOG) – Get the Alphabet Inc. Class C report for a given year. Don’t make me go to the sexy graphics showing how many electric cars You’re here (TSLA) – Get the Tesla Inc report sold in a quarter compared to General Motors (DG) – Get the report from General Motors Company (GM) and Ford (F) – Get the report from Ford Motor Company. Actually, I guess social love makes the effort of compiling charts worth hours, right?
Unfortunately, graphics can’t necessarily be shared during a discussion on the Memorial Day weekend barbecue unless you want to be the person releasing the iPhone 5 (Note: you never want to be this anybody). Mom or Dad may not have a chart either. So I tend to focus on collecting stats and fun facts from the companies I speak with for clients and in interviews, filling my head with enough financial anecdotes that make my life a reality. any party.
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The Vespa team were kind enough to share these five fun facts. Godetevi! (“To enjoy” in Italian)
18 million Vespas have been sold on five continents since the brand’s launch in 1946.
A full tank of gas on a Vespa = 245 miles.
To ensure stiffness (which I felt during a test drive in Central Park in New York), the Vespas are made from pressed steel.
Although there is much debate within the Vespa community, the most sought-after classic model is the 1958 G5. It represented the start of the Sport category for Vespa.
Vespa fans are affectionately referred to as “Vespisti”.
Yes, this is what the interior of a Vespa looks like …
– By Brian Sozzi CEO from Belus Capital Advisors, analyst at TheStreet. At the time of publication, the author does not hold any positions in the mentioned stocks.
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Brian Sozzi is CEO and Chief Equity Strategist of
Belus Capital Advisors
. He is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of mid and large cap stocks, in addition to leading the company’s digital content initiatives. He is also a personal finance columnist for