What a Year!

Published on: December 21st, 2020

Raoul reviews the year where two of the biggest bets in his life paid off as well as a few others didn’t, and he looks out to 2021 – and beyond – for opportunities that are currently setting up.


  • TB
    Terence B.
    21 December 2020 @ 15:52
    Hi Raoul - Thanks for the update. Very much appreciated. I'm very excited to see your research on EM. equities. I saw your tweet this weekend about yields breaking lower soon. Do you have any thoughts/updates on your TLT trade recommendation?
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 16:58
      Not until it actually breaks...then we can add more risk but lets not force the trade.
  • Dd
    David d.
    21 December 2020 @ 15:59
    Raoul, Thank you for your conviction, clear recommendations, and willingness to recap both the good and the bad. Really appreciate your unbelievably excellent crypto recommendations. Question: I know you like BTC better than GBTC, but GBTC has benefits in a Roth IRA where profits are not taxed. Is there anything in particular that you dislike about GBTC such that you would use in a Roth IRA as a BTC proxy? Same questions for Grayscale's ETHE? Also, any thoughts on BITW and BRPHF as a crypto plays? Thank you again for your prescient, keen insights as we navigate this most uncertain time. All the best to you and your family!
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 16:57
      Its the best we've got right now, so go for it.
    • Dd
      David d.
      21 December 2020 @ 16:05
      Correction to my post above, I meant to ask, "Is there anything in particular that you dislike about GBTC such that you would NOT use it in a Roth IRA as a BTC proxy?"
  • JG
    Johan G.
    21 December 2020 @ 16:13
    Happy Holidays Raoul, and a really good New Year!
  • EH
    Eric H.
    21 December 2020 @ 16:16
    HI Raoul, I also am interested in knowing your thoughts about TLT?
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 16:57
      I like it still..
  • MH
    Madhushanka H.
    21 December 2020 @ 17:05
    Hi Raoul & Julian, I can't thank you enough for the value you guys added with RV pro. Subscribing to Pro was game changer to me. I have beeen investing for past 5 years and had little success. I subcribed to RV pro on march 2020,and within 9 months i was able to double my money. I had no clue about macro when i signed up for the product, but now i feel like i am learning something new every week. Looking forward to another cracking year.. Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 23:15
      This is so amazing to hear...dont expect every year to be like this year...
  • DR
    Derrick R.
    21 December 2020 @ 18:07
    Joining RV Pro was the smartest thing I’ve done this year. Raoul, you’ve created something amazing beyond words, and it’s been an absolute delight experiencing this community and learning together.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 23:14
      Wow! Thank you!
  • JJ
    JW2 J.
    21 December 2020 @ 18:20
    Thanks Raoul. Punchy summary. Let me end this with a song: "Listening to the wind of change The world is closing in Did you ever think That we could be so close, like brothers The future's in the air Can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change" .... better to listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FMpIiDo-Ic
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    adam c.
    21 December 2020 @ 18:42
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge :-) and have good christmas on the beach :-)
  • BE
    Brandon E.
    21 December 2020 @ 22:18
    Raoul, Thanks to you and all of the RealVision Team. I came to Pro a bit late (April/May) but have definitely enjoyed the ride the 2nd half of the year. I am looking forward to 2021. May you, the RealVision Team and all of your families have a blessed, safe and healthy holiday season.......and please Dear God a Happy New Year! Brandon
    • HM
      Harry M. | Real Vision
      23 December 2020 @ 13:03
      Thanks Brandon; And may you and yours prosper in the years to come!
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      21 December 2020 @ 23:14
      Thanks! Same to you and yours!
  • AB
    Avik B.
    21 December 2020 @ 23:50
    Fantastic year Raoul.
  • AR
    Anthony R.
    22 December 2020 @ 00:23
    Thank you Raoul! It's an amazing time to be leading the macro charge and I'd say you and the team have stepped up at a time that is most important! Thank you for a great year and look forward to 2021 and taking advantage to some of the big themes.
  • NH
    Nathan H.
    22 December 2020 @ 05:25
    Hi Raoul, thanks for giving me the opportunity to invest like a pro. I have confession, I have not followed your advice on Bitcoin & Ether, I did things like use stop losses, and trade in and out. Mostly because of fear. As a result I have currently made zero. At least I'm not negative. I'm new and learning but I have to admit it hurts considering I started investing in bitcoin back in June. Just want to know if I should be fully allocated at current prices or if I should be waiting for a pullback considering the insane parabolic graph. thanks. I will hodl from now on with no stops.
    • GR
      Gregg R.
      14 January 2021 @ 23:26
      Hi Nathan, I'm curious....did you wait for the pullback?
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      22 December 2020 @ 13:47
      Wait for a pullback, one will come and you'll then be in less fear of seeing a correction.
  • AT
    Aleem T.
    22 December 2020 @ 07:58
    Raoul - thanks to you and Julian, I have made a 100x + return ( mark to markets as opposed to realized) on the RV Pro subscription fees. Joining real vision pro was definitely the best investment I made in 2020 and probably up there as one the of the best in my life so far. Wishing you, Julian and the RV team a Merry Christmas and NY!
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      22 December 2020 @ 13:46
      Wow! Thanks so much. that is amazing to hear...
  • BA
    Bob A.
    22 December 2020 @ 09:38
    Thanks Raoul for a great year. Within the last three weeks I started my education and investment in crypto. I will be quite interested in your future thoughts on ETH as well as EM. I have been on the RV platform for several years and the content has exploded. It has also been fun to watch the younger members of your team blossom as analysts, interviewers and hosts. You have a well chosen and talented team. My holiday best to your entire global team. All the best for a Merry Christmas to you and your wife and I hope your dogs also have a great New Year.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      22 December 2020 @ 13:45
      Thanks Bob! Same to you
  • JS
    J S.
    22 December 2020 @ 14:47
    Happy holidays. Thank you for your content and for giving us access to some of the most thoughtful investors. Many blessings to you and the whole RV family.
  • ML
    Michael L.
    23 December 2020 @ 00:15
    Thank you so much for this year. First year of what will likely be a lifetime of RV and learning for me. Truly life changing moments when you realize working 9-5 forever is a losing game for the everyday guy. Stay healthy and Merry Christmas!
    • ML
      Michael L.
      23 December 2020 @ 15:04
      Thank you Harry you too! Your comment actually made me look up my own thoughts. I was under the impression that wages were deflating related to inflation because in my field has generally seen 0-1% wage increase and if inflation is usually 2-3% year on year then that's a losing game over time. Which makes investing and protecting wealth (ie. Learning on RV) very important. It certainly applies to some careers (as a pharmacist, we have a cap at most places where you stop getting raises at a certain number). My mistake was generalizing my experience to other fields because a simple search showed that is not the case for most other fields. Thanks for provoking the thought and helping me mature.
    • HM
      Harry M. | Real Vision
      23 December 2020 @ 13:06
      Our pleasure Michael. I have to say, I dont think there is anything wrong in working 9-5. But if you do, its even more important to make good financial decisions. May you prosper in the years to come.
  • LC
    Lilly C.
    23 December 2020 @ 05:12
    Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 to you and the family Raoul!! Thank you and Julian for a great year,, cheers🥂 !!
  • BM
    Brent M.
    23 December 2020 @ 05:26
    Raoul, Thanks for a great year. You have become my financial mentor. You got me into Crypto in the spring and it has become an obsession. I went "irresponsibly long" with you as I accumulated BTC and ETH position over the summer months (just in time!) I Even held a bag of GLXY after getting in late at $4.50. If only I had joined Pro sooner I would have got in on some of your suggestions earlier. Looking forward to an exciting 2021 and early retirement in 2022! - I'm 38 :-)
  • DF
    David F.
    23 December 2020 @ 18:02
    Raoul, brilliant year all round from you and the team, as it has been from the very beginning. I believe, if you polled the Pro members most will have made returns similar to those documented below, My biggest challenge still is getting the timing right. I always get into position too early on the macro moves and then have to wait it out. Still I'm ready when it comes. Have a great festive season.
  • MP
    Matt P.
    23 December 2020 @ 20:08
    Thanks JB and RP! It's been a great year with lots of learning, few wins, some losses (UUP) but nevertheless I've learned a tonne from your guys! Many thank! All the best over Chrissy and have a wonderful happy New Years! Bring on 2021!
  • DA
    Dina A.
    24 December 2020 @ 06:15
    Merry Xmas Raoul, Julian and the RV team! Here's to a great 2021!
  • SC
    Sanjeev C.
    27 December 2020 @ 05:09
    Thanks for the report! General comment about chart formatting -- it would make it easier to follow reports, if the format ensured that the symbol, timeline, scale are 1) always included and 2) clearly legible with 100% zoom.
  • RW
    Richard W.
    27 December 2020 @ 09:37
    Thank you RV - the qulaity of your content is outstanding, and faciliates a real understanding of what is happening in the World. Like the comment below, my return on subscription over the years has been substantial!