A Real Vision Update

Published on
June 5th, 2018
10 minutes

A Real Vision Update

Presentations ·
Featuring Raoul Pal

Published on: June 5th, 2018 • Duration: 10 minutes

Co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal shares an update from the front lines of the financial media revolution. He explains some recent changes, and shares of a glimpse of where Real Vision’s content is headed. Filmed on May 29, 2018 in New York.


  • RA
    Rob A.
    5 October 2019 @ 17:08
    Any chance of making your App available on the “Android TV” version of the android OS ? Right now your app is only available on the regular OS which is actually intended only for mobiles and tablets. Unfortunately, an increasing number of smart TVs and set-top boxes are now using the version of Android intended for TVs and that has a different google play store.
  • TS
    Theodore S.
    30 August 2018 @ 23:51
    Great video Raoul. Love what you guys are doing. Just watched Jim Grant interview Mervyn King which led me to pick up his book "The End of Alchemy". Awesome read! That's what I love about Real Vision....you never know where a video will take you. I have learned so much in the last couple of months.
  • SW
    Scott W.
    24 July 2018 @ 01:40
    ty for this video..Im greatful you mentioned us, out here trying to learn. you have a huge heart, and it shows. I feel a bit overwhelmed at times, but such is learning. you folks have created something that will blossom beyong your wildest dreams, simply because you've extended the hand up, not out. much love.
  • Kv
    Kristian v.
    29 June 2018 @ 06:37
    Thanks for the update. From my perspective it really comes down to categorization and organization of content. It’s great to hear that you have Product management working on that as it’s critical. I’m looking forward to the improvements. One thing I’d like to suggest is a Favorites list where users can save favorite video’s they’ve seen. Sometimes I see content I really like that I might want to watch again or reference later and a favorites list would help with that. I’ve sort been using the watch later feature for this but it’s not the same. Of course once you categorize the vids you can start using favorites or vids liked and dislikes to suggest similar vids to your users. I know AI on that gets pretty tough but maybe you can steal some engineers from Netflix by selling them on the lifestyle of the Cayman Islands :)
  • BB
    Bojo B.
    25 June 2018 @ 06:41
    Great explanation, Raoul. I welcome the diversity. Also, series of interviews with Jim Grant, Grant W, and now K. Sokoloff have been amazing. One great thing to keep from the old times would be a conversation, like once or twice a year, between you and Grant, on the big picture.
  • VS
    Vignesh S.
    24 June 2018 @ 16:49
    More power to you. Consider captions, please? (watching at 2x, helps with clarity)
  • VS
    Vignesh S.
    24 June 2018 @ 16:49
    More power to you. Consider captions, please? (watching at 2x, helps with clarity)
  • NR
    Nelson R.
    24 June 2018 @ 13:17
    Netflix of Finance, you can do it!
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    10 June 2018 @ 14:19
    Again, thanks you for being the rock stars that you are an giving us so many great ideas. Just to update you what we are working on: A complete content delivery overhaul sorted by series preference so you get the choice what you see but without making it difficult to dip into other series when something interests you or we launch new ones. As ever, to be quick and reactive to input we will roll out Minimum Viable Product versions, iterate and improve and eventually blend in AI (but without the echo chamber - we have some ideas on this). But choice of content and clarity of delivery will help massively. Personal curation of content is the future of the industry and is the key difference between the old world of TV and the new tech-driven world of OTT video channels. We are mulling over a 101 style course on two things; market basics (how bonds work, FX, options, etc and even what they are) and also a series on Trade and Portfolio Management. Again, these will be small steps where we gather feedback and engagement and then roll out more complex ones and a broader suite. We are not an education service per se but there is clearly a desire for more education. We will start small and build content here. We are building out enormous amounts of new programming to address the needs of everyone and building out the number of platforms that features Real Vision to give you the choice, be it web, IOS app, Android app, Apple TV, Roku or Amazon (and a few more key market leaders). We are also looking at an enhanced community as so many love commenting, sharing ideas and getting feedback. The current format is just too clunky for this. We wont rest on our laurels. We will keep driving it forwards, taking your feedback into account and creating some even more special than many of us even dreamed of. Lots of work to do, but exciting times Raoul There is lots fo come in the journey
    • CB
      Cristof B.
      14 June 2018 @ 15:52
      Hi Raoul, Thanks to you and the team for all the hard work! An additional idea for those 101 courses - as a novice myself one of the issues I've been having on the analysis side is to get to some of the information/ data I see on RV TV. I don't have access to Bloomberg or comparable professional services. So would be great to have the 101 courses relay the information with tools and sources which are accessible to small retail investors / traders. In my view there still seems to be a hurdle for retail to get access to good but affordable tools and data in order to do proper anaysis. Any help in this regard would be much appreciated. Best regards
    • LH
      Leigh H.
      24 June 2018 @ 12:01
      Would love a 101 set of courses!
  • DT
    Dr T.
    16 June 2018 @ 16:58
    I Said it before and I'll say it again! segments should not exceed 35 minutes. Split them into 2 parts if you cannot edit them shorter. I don't have the time for a one hour segment! Thomas D Conrad, Ph.D.
    • ZY
      ZHENG Y.
      17 June 2018 @ 14:31
      just my view, i found the function of stop at the middle of content, and able to playback from where i stop. Solved my problem with long video.
  • TB
    Tad B.
    16 June 2018 @ 16:16
    Just seen this.... I think you guys provide exclusive, informed & eclectic content that's not available anywhere else.... and in a informal style that makes it easy to access. I have 3 or 4 areas of interest and when I see something new within those categories I'm excited to watch; they never disappoint. I have to admit that I don't watch a large percentage of the content on RV because it does not apply to me or interest me, although I'm sure it's perfect for others. I don't feel short-changed at all. Surely we all pick & choose... We can't all watch every programme: Thought that would be "bleedin' obvious". 😂 Keep it up gang !
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    Alex E.
    16 June 2018 @ 01:04
    Thank you, Raoul, for the explanation for "The Knock-on effect". I was confused as to subject matter and how it was delivered. Now I understand the raisson-de-etre for the videos. Similar to reading the newspaper, one chooses what wants to view while ignoring the others. I commend your efforts to educate everyone. Keep up the good work, Sir...
  • JH
    Jamie H.
    15 June 2018 @ 21:23
    Rough and ready is what makes media interesting. When you have the calibre, and personality of the people who appear on this platform, you get real depth, and what I've found to be very thought provoking. The one thing I lack as someone who has worked in investments from the tech side, is the professional conditioning and sharp feel for good strategies and plays based on market conditions. If you could have a series that progresses you through practical skills to get you where you need to be quick, almost like learning new fitness workouts, or martial arts moves, that would be very beneficial. Something like the Million Dollar Trader but with the RV style would be nice. Think you are going in the right direction though.
  • RP
    Ross P.
    14 June 2018 @ 01:06
    Hey Raoul, I love all of the content RV has delivered in the past and where it is heading. I work in the start up space so I can relate to testing and adjusting your product to please current customers and find new ones without compromising your brand. I love the deep dives Grant does and I am sure that this is something on his and your horizon but the term "impact investing" is beginning to gain traction in mainstream. This link is a good starting point to insight around the growth and allocation of capital in this space. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170724005881/en/Impact-Investing-Market-Report-2017-Illustrative-Sector
  • SB
    Samuel B.
    13 June 2018 @ 17:05
    I have been trading for years, I still want to know the person who doesn't want to hear a trade pitch from a pro in wall street.
  • RA
    Richard A.
    13 June 2018 @ 12:26
    I hear you Raoul. I will stop whining about the fluff and stick with the content that interests me. Always tried to watch everything but loved your Netflix analogy. I won’t stop whining about the overuse of background and/or jarring music though lol. Stay in business and keep the good content coming so different levels of financial experience stay engaged. Cheers
  • FK
    Firoze K.
    13 June 2018 @ 08:56
    I'm a recent subscriber and loving the content. My only issue is finding the time to get through it all!
  • PD
    Pat D.
    13 June 2018 @ 08:43
    Thanks Raoul, for addressing all that you have done in your clip. I am guilty of negatively criticising the "Knock-On Effect". My apologies. My RVTV sub is probably one of the best financial decisions I have made. I applaud your vision, your efforts, and your perseverance. Thank you!
  • JT
    Jan T.
    13 June 2018 @ 08:41
    Raoul, firstly absolutely love Realvision, have been member for day 1 when the price was much higher. But you sorted that out very generously with us. I think the longer session with Grant Williams have been absolutely mindblowing. The one with Hugh Hendry are still my favourite. I particular enjoy the way how you guys film things. But what I think would be useful is, sometimes a hedge fund manager describes a certain trade. It would be good to get some explanation afterwards by an expert on how the trade exactly worked and how a retail client can do something simular. i.e.was the trade done by buying/selling receiver/payer swaptions. TRS etc etc.. And also a bit more about the dynamics of such trade, i.e. sensitivity etc... Than any other educational materials would be usefull, like you did with Charting with Peter Brandt. For the rest keep doing what you guys doing!
  • BM
    Beth M.
    13 June 2018 @ 01:52
    Raoul, what is the best (and direct) way to invest in a rising dollar? Thanks in advance!
  • PF
    Patrick F.
    11 June 2018 @ 15:43
    "If you don't like it don't watch it" - there in lies the rub or "key point" problem. Real Vision started as a curator of excellent content and now has become a garbage collector. Filtering content is an intensive process for consumers - we only have so much time and it should not be wasted, whatever the price of entry. We had no problem paying Real Vision's high fee because we knew quality was on the other side and did not have to waste as much time finding the good stuff (of course, nothing is perfect). You simply cannot know you do not want to watch it until you have watched it so when you load a channel/platform with garbage it becomes a problem. Bottom line, resources are wasted following your "don't watch it" advice. Others will disagree, but I think Real Vision is now watering down, blending garbage, and breaking from successful roots. My take away from this video (building on prior video and e-mails) is Raoul saying to tune out Real Vision. Good call. I'm out.
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      H2 O.
      12 June 2018 @ 00:45
      Agree. Seems like presenters are being asked to dumb down their segments. Would prefer fewer, better segments and not so much filler. Otherwise I am going to buy published research in place of this because medium matters less than substance.
  • MS
    Max S.
    11 June 2018 @ 07:54
    I do agree with Raoul, if you do not like a book just put it away, you are not forced to read every single book. But I am for sure certain that (more than) three-quarters of the content that is offered is extremely valuable! The idea of the 101 program would be great and highly insightful I am sure! Realizing that your audience is so young, is extremely impressive, I thought I was one of the rare ones that wasn't 40+
  • AW
    Austin W.
    11 June 2018 @ 02:48
    I love when you say the "F" word. #nohomo. Keep doing your thing!
  • RB
    Roy B.
    10 June 2018 @ 22:38
    I agree with Raoul. It’s like reading the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal: you don’t have to read everything – just the stuff that is of interest. I’ve been on Real TV since the very beginning and have done just that. I intend to will keep doing so. I’m blown away by the fact that your readership is so young. That is most encouraging in this day and age where we’re not sure what the generation is up to financially. Just keep it coming.
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    10 June 2018 @ 14:24
    *We need an edit function too!
  • RX
    Robert X.
    10 June 2018 @ 13:53
    I think housing all of the content of a separately branded channel (ala Think Tank or Macro Insiders) for people who are new to the world of Real Vision - or who need a 101 level course on virtually any concept might make sense. In the description of these new videos in this new brand, you could also make references and have links back to archived Real Vision videos where somebody may explore a topic in more detail. It will remove the clutter for those of us who are here for the more advanced stuff - and provide a bridge for the newbie to 'graduate' to more advanced concepts and content. Could call it 'Real Vision 101' or something to that effect. I think others (like Matt S.) have suggested a version of this.
  • NF
    N. F.
    10 June 2018 @ 13:30
    It’s evident how much passion Raúl has for Real Vision, and how much he does care about the viewers when he takes the time to update us and explain the roadmap like this. Personally I think the plan is a logical step forward, and everyone should be able to get what they want out of the platform under this plan without feeling that content targeted to a different segment of the viewership is somehow subtracting from one’s own segment. It’s not a zero sum game for the membership.
    • NF
      N. F.
      10 June 2018 @ 13:39
      Raoul, apologies for the spelling error on your name!
  • RJ
    Ryan J.
    10 June 2018 @ 07:47
    Raoul. Loving your work and the progression of the RV project. As long as the quality remains high, unlike Netflix which seems to prioritise quantity over quality then I'm happy (although I appreciate that sounds subjective). What about an algorithm to recommend content for each user based on preset preferences? e.g. level of experience, risk tolerance, preferred asset classes etc combine this with machine-learning to enhance further e.g. what they watch, what they like, what they comment on etc -
    • MZ
      Martin Z.
      10 June 2018 @ 08:10
      This is a fantastic idea. Just make sure it allows for serendipity!
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      N. F.
      10 June 2018 @ 13:37
      Maybe not machine learning putting us into information bubbles, but user controlled preferences I agree would be very useful. Also a more granular rating system where we can see what parts of a video people agree or disagree with, not a blanket thumbs up/down for the whole thing where many topic may have been discussed.
  • PP
    Peter P.
    5 June 2018 @ 15:59
    Great comments, Raul. I’m a “new” viewer (just paid for my first year), having not known much about your company before, other than the Adventures in Finance podcast, which was excellent. I’m loving the new content and move on quickly if I find something I’m not interested in. I listen to the Knock On Effect podcast (audio) and enjoy it, though I loved the expansive sound of Grant saying things like “Finance, the expression of man’s greed and his fear” which gave me goosebumps. Anyway, I’m very supportive of you guys and will continue to be!
    • MS
      Matt S.
      10 June 2018 @ 11:41
      whats the knock on effect podcast?
  • RR
    Robert R.
    5 June 2018 @ 14:56
    Thank you, Raoul. I love the experimentation. When I don't like a video, I just stop watching it. I'm new here and I'm having fun (and learning a ton) treating RV like a buffet. One "area" I would love to have you explore, a section if you will, is basic financial education. I'm a Boomer, semi-retired. I'm not going to go get an MBA. Yet, I would love to understand more about how the financial world works. The plumbing, if you will. A lot of the terms that I hear in the in-depth interviews are over my head. Not a complaint; just a current fact. I'd love to better understand. So maybe a fun (got to be fun) educational section. I'll even step out on a limb? What is the purpose of bond markets? How do they work? And all those bonds and financial instruments. What are they? What benefits and risks do they pose to me as a trader/investor who focuses almost exclusively on equities and futures? I'm thinking here a Peter Brandt style masterclass. That is really fun and entertaining too. I am so happy with where RV is and is now going. I'm been on the periphery for several years and finally pulled the trigger and joined. The changes you are making is what helped me click that "buy" button. Thank you for what you do.
    • BF
      Brad F.
      5 June 2018 @ 18:18
      Check out Aswath Damodoran on YouTube for £100,000 education on these topics for free.
    • MS
      Matt S.
      10 June 2018 @ 11:23
      "What is the purpose of bond markets? How do they work? And all those bonds and financial instruments. What are they? What benefits and risks do they pose to me as a trader/investor who focuses almost exclusively on equities and futures? I'm thinking here a Peter Brandt style masterclass." Hallelujah! Thank you, I've been calling for the same for months and months now! RAOUL! READ THIS!! :)
  • MS
    Matt S.
    10 June 2018 @ 11:09
    Well Raoul, two things to say; 1. I've been begging for a series that explains to a macro newbie like myself what are bonds, yields, interest rates, how do they correlate, how to see the world through their lens, given that 90% of the serious videos on RV use a solid understanding of these concepts as the basis for most macro conversations! You want to educate newbies, put your money where your mouth is, so to speak! ;) 2. Instead of weakening the more professional content of Real Vision with TV magazine style shows, consider opening a YouTube Real Vision Channel with free content, to lure people in to paying for the RVTV higher end more serious content, once they feel they are ready.
  • MS
    Matt S.
    10 June 2018 @ 10:56
    Whatever you do, do NOT copy Vice in any way!! (for your own credibility - Vice is a shameful left-wing propaganda tool now, a sorry, former shadow of it's once glorious days. I know, I used to read the free 'zines back in the 90s)
  • MZ
    Martin Z.
    10 June 2018 @ 06:47
    Well done, Raoul!...Whatever you might think about RV's business strategy, can any of you armchair critics out there imagine Mark Zuckerberg coming out on F-book in his hoodie and giving the kind of honest, humble, detailed explanation of what they are doing (and trying to do) that Raoul just did? It beats the pants off the kind of empty, patronizing Mission Statements that most companies insult their audience with. Like he said, they are trying new things, and that takes the willingness to make mistakes and piss some people off. RV is a work in progress, and - unlike CNBC, Bloomberg, and their ilk - you can help make it better, because they obviously are REALLY listening to their audience. IMO, Raoul is the financial media's Steve Jobs, minus the turtleneck - and the attitude.
  • JW
    Jim W.
    10 June 2018 @ 04:18
    Completely separately, am I the only one who really enjoyed the wal mart vs Amazon b-school kids a couple of years back? I thought that provided a simple, concise explanation of why to choose an investment.
  • CB
    Chuck B.
    10 June 2018 @ 01:48
    I’m working with the K-12 school district I pay taxes to to create a monthly lunch between small business owners and high school students. The students will have the opportunity listen to the stories of why the owner created a business. Why? Because students are frequently asked what they want to be when they grow up, while learning in a curriculum that doesn’t contribute to answering that question. You are giving us a similar “lunch” learning opportunity, and now expanding the range of students that can decrease their ignorance. Knowledge of the few is insufficient to offset the ignorance of the many. I applaud your understanding of this and your effort to address it. The quality of the future the learners will build for themselves will depend on this. I am grateful.
  • JP
    James P.
    9 June 2018 @ 14:16
    Appreciate your honesty. Yes the transition has at times been painful - I've enjoyed some segments a lot less but the core content is still the best. Better navigation tools like just seeing a historical list of all content would be good .. trading is hard enough without having to jump about finding what is relevant to you. I am convinced things will get better. Growing is hard. Keep up the dedication to excellence and a broadening of the content will capture an aspiring audience....
  • BS
    Brian S.
    9 June 2018 @ 14:01
    I’m a 47-year old Gen-X investor and new subscriber whose been in the markets since 1985, I am one of those stuck in the middle between the professionals and the newbies. I am enjoying the content and appreciate the EVOLUTION of your content and style. As the father, I want my teen age son to be financially fluent and capable of managing his own funds as he matures. By expanding your breadth, you are helping to insure that this goal is realistic and achievable. I could go on, but since Raoul reads each comment, I’ll stop here, and say “thank you.”
  • DO
    Daryl O.
    9 June 2018 @ 03:17
    Well said Raoul. Interesting demographics btw. I'm a 67 year old keenly interested in learning and Real Vision is an indispensable part of that for me. It's a fabulous resource. And you're right - not everything on the site is for everyone but hey - that's life. There's certainly enough to satisfy my reasons for subscribing and, without a doubt, in the process of applying my own biased search filters, I've come across content that I wouldn't have initially thought was relevant - but turned out to have great value. Congrats to all involved at Real Vision. I think your motives are first class. And, at the end of the day, that underpins everything.
  • LD
    Lionel D.
    9 June 2018 @ 02:37
    Hang in there. You are on the right track.
  • JW
    James W.
    9 June 2018 @ 01:03
    I'm finding very little content of interest since these changes, Raoul. I feel there is no longer enough higher level content for more experienced market watchers. And much of what is left is falling to the general level of internet noise. I hope to be pushed and challenged here. I think younger and less experienced investors should hope for that also. If it doesn't make sense to them now, it will later. But everyone needs to be challenged - that is part of the process of learning and analyzing.
  • AB
    Aaron B.
    9 June 2018 @ 00:51
    Appreciate the no-bullshit explanation, ignore the haters.
  • PT
    Pamela T.
    8 June 2018 @ 20:45
    Thanks for moving it forward. Personally, I appreciate the longer, in depth interviews with the "experts" and the straight to the point trade ideas. Like all revolutions, it's a bit disorganized here and there, but overall, it's moving financial education forward in a positive direction and well worth my time and money.
  • EA
    Eddie A.
    8 June 2018 @ 16:52
    Thanks Raoul, I personally love all of the content, the trade ideas and technical trader series in particular as I am relatively new to investing. I think this whole site and business is revolutionary, and something I have enjoyed throughout the latter part of my degree. Great to see the Realvision team constantly evolving and expanding.
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    8 June 2018 @ 11:37
    You guys have indeed watered down the content though, Raoul. I am certain that you are seeing that in the metrics such as number of views, times spent on each video, comments / likes etc. It is your choice of strategy of course.
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    8 June 2018 @ 11:37
    You guys have indeed watered down the content though, Raoul. I am certain that you are seeing that in the metrics such as number of views, times spent on each video, comments / likes etc. It is your choice of strategy of course.
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    Glenn O.
    8 June 2018 @ 06:13
    I am a very happy client of RV. I am so glad that you are trying to make it more user friendly .i do have trouble finding topics that I would like to see. After watching you interview I now understand that I am not in you major demographics an my hair is much to grey and computers are not my first language. Any thing that you can do to make it easier to source your excellent presentations is most welcome. Perhaps more headings with details of the type of content on the desk top, ie grants interviews or Raoul interviews or trade ideas. For me I am more interested in the longer interviews not 30 second sound bites that you get on main stream media. Please keep up the great work like the dollar milkshake. Thanks Glenn
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    Andreas H.
    8 June 2018 @ 05:34
    love it!!!!
  • BM
    Beth M.
    8 June 2018 @ 02:06
    You're doing a great job Raoul...love RV...especially the "education" and learning "macro" and all the trade ideas...hugely helpful for this 54 year mom who's keen on making money!
  • mj
    miztaken j.
    8 June 2018 @ 01:30
    keep up the good work. ;)
  • JK
    John K.
    7 June 2018 @ 23:30
    Keep up the good work! If we have an idea for how RealVision may potentially obtain feedback from each subscriber for each video, but in a valuable, metricized way, what is the best way to communicate that idea verbally (maybe via a Discord channel (think free VOIP for both RealVision and the subscriber) verses writing a series of enormous emails)? Thank you.
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    Sid v.
    7 June 2018 @ 21:40
    RV is provides me so much value, and I realize I must sort through the content that is useful to me. My problem is I like it all! you guys are doing great, and I am thrilled to be along for the ride.
  • JW
    Jim W.
    7 June 2018 @ 20:37
    Raoul, thanks as always for keeping us in the loop on developments. As a long-time subscriber, I would like a different feed for the trade ideas--I typically look for long form content, not short form on RVTV. Beyond my personal needs, though, the gap I see in the offering right now is that we have amazing macro analysis at 30 thousand feet and then trade ideas at 10 feet. As you point out in numerous pieces, the biggest challenge for a professional investor is "how do you size the position." For a less sophisticated one, here are things that tend to be lacking from the world of financial media: portfolio construction-not just 60/40 or whatever. the advantages of keeping money in cash-how much is too little and too much? Understanding margin-should retail investors use it? Tranching purchases-especially not chasing great ideas Evaluating funds (hedge funds, etfs mutual funds) Different people have different types of investment styles that work for them--helping them to see different patterns and different possibilities might be useful. Potentially, you could even crowd source some of this content--you have a group of us who want to see RVTV succeed and care about helping in the revolution, even if we're not coming to the Caymans to work with you :-). Thanks again for doing this--I watch nearly all of your content.
  • MF
    Martin F.
    7 June 2018 @ 15:40
    I hope it will turn out positively for you to blow up the content. A lot of different target groups. Good luck.
  • KC
    Kenneth C.
    7 June 2018 @ 15:36
    Raoul, since you read all of these, I just wanted to suggest bringing back The Writers Series. I think it was a great idea before you had the subscribers base to justify it. I get half my book idea purchases from various twitter feeds. So when stumbled on these last night, it was nice to hear the authors explain in a short window what the book was about and how it was written to help people.
  • YW
    Yowshi W.
    6 June 2018 @ 04:40
    I would like to suggest improvement for the app and that it can play minimized or floating while other tabs are open. Thank you for this. I’m learning a lot. If I don’t like a content, I don’t watch it. But one can learn something from anyone.
    • JW
      Jim W.
      7 June 2018 @ 11:54
      I wholeheartedly concur. I listen to RVTV, while I read the other things that are produced. I watch very little of anything.... The improvements are appreciated, though, where we can do audio only downloads, access offline, and increase the speed.
  • JB
    Jason B.
    7 June 2018 @ 11:52
    Thanks for taking the time to do this video Raoul.....reorganizing the content sounds great... Is it posible to have a section in the menu that lists all of the latest content, with dates for the episodes on the main file page.... cheers
  • JP
    Justin P.
    7 June 2018 @ 11:36
    Hi Raoul, thanks for the great content. I subscribe primarily for the long form content to which I gets lots of value given the considered questions from you and grant and the nuanced responses from your guests. When discussing a thematic such as the issue with car sales in the united states (which i found very interesting) it would be interesting to hear say how a GM or Ford reacts either via an interview with management or investor relations. If they go all elon musk on you or your team call them out on it i.e. tell us that they refused to engage with you. Just dont do what most business tv shows / sell side analyst do and start by saying ohh congratulations on a great quarter etc etc. And essentially just kiss the companies proverbial. Another suggestion is that although the long form content generally discusses medium to long term themes, you should ask a chartist how they currently view the trade idea (just dont tell them what direction the long form interviewee has gone...it doesn't matter if they contradict each other). A final suggestion is to occasionally do long form videos of fund managers presenting trade ideas formally as if they were at sohn or pitching for a mandate (although you should put some limits of this type of content relative to your existing great long form videos). Overall great thought provoking content. I can understand the move to broaden the base just as long as you try to keep up your run rate on the longer form stuff. Cheers
  • DS
    Darryl S.
    7 June 2018 @ 09:52
    New subscriber and I am not sure where I sit on the scale. Suffice it to say, I find the breadth and quantity of information to be better than I can gain elsewhere - by a long shot. And the subscription is cheap by any comparison. It is accessible, by no means vague, beautifully filmed and edited (past filmmaker experience) and a necessary challenge to my thinking. Thank you.
  • JC
    John C.
    7 June 2018 @ 06:15
    Long time viewer here. Thanks for this as I was wondering sometimes 'where are we going' but not really in a bad way per se, more like 'what's next?', 'will they get rid of certain segments/themes/series?' etc. And to criticize the RV audience a bit, I have to say it.....but there's a lot of drama out that filtering in from social media platforms. I mean come on guys & ladies, if you don't like a particular video or don't understand it then just move on to something you do like! When I started as a subscriber there were something like 2-3 videos per week and that was it (!). Now there is so much choice that you have to budget your time and viewing expertise. To which I say 'that's ok' - you can grow into certain things or just choose not to watch. Complaining on and on ad infinitum about certain content you don't like is a rich person's problem. Sure it takes me awhile to figure out what to watch, when to watch etc. and I think a bit part of the recent increasing content dilemma is to realize that as Raoul stated you simply can't watch it all - sort of like Netflix. Let's face it - there is a LOT of drama out there on social media these days and of course it has crept into RV. But I say let's all continue to be intellectually curious & critical, but less emotional in how we view, respond and comment on the content. Maybe I'd say to the average RV viewer 'stop complaining and offer up some constructive criticism?' Good stuff RV!
  • GO
    Gary O.
    7 June 2018 @ 05:57
    I love Real Vision! You guys want to help. You guys want to share.
  • LK
    Lisa K.
    7 June 2018 @ 02:44
    Thanks for taking the time to update us Real Vision members on the thinking behind the changes. I would like to suggest a four hand rating system for each video instead of thumbs up or down. And the ability to 5 Star a video, but no more than 10 videos per login. Then allow the RV members to search by hand ratings of the videos. There are highly rated/must see (5 star) videos on your site, but impossible to find unless you watched every one of them and saved favorites on watchlist, like me. Also for help navigating the site, have a questionnaire or bot to gauge the member's interest. IE for beginners or retiree, based on type of financial investor profile, then have a recommended watchlist of videos. I would also like to be able to send my video watchlist to my friends who are Real Vision members. Start a place for RV member video submissions, which show how they use Real Vision to change their financial life. How it changed investing style, or business goals, or business plans. Pick the best ones to show. Give members who have constructively commented on 100 videos, ability to suggest topics they want to see covered or possible future guests. Keep a running Reading list of books that RV guest have suggested/recommended. Turn RV videos into curriculum, or Continuing Education credits. Have a viewing plan, and quizzes to test watching retention, and turn into certificates, or special ratings of members, that will show up in when member comments. After the crash, be sure to poll the members. Will see how many took the advice to heart and protected themselves.
  • rm
    robert m.
    7 June 2018 @ 01:36
    cool, and love where you seem to be going
  • ES
    Ellis S.
    7 June 2018 @ 00:37
    Thanks Raoul, I look continue to feel inspired daily by RV and look forward to a new paradigm in your content and programming. Keep up the great work!!
  • SS
    Sam S.
    6 June 2018 @ 23:56
    Raoul, I've got say, you've got em talking and commenting---which is awesome!
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    6 June 2018 @ 19:40
    This is why Real Vision is so special. It is a journey for all of us (RV and you lovely lot), breaking new boundaries, testing ideas, failing from time to time clearly communicating what we are trying to achieve and getting thoughtful feedback from you. I just get a strong sense that we are all in this together, which is incredible. I, for one, am incredibly proud to have you with us on this journey and this comment thread is so encouraging, useful, enlightening and heartwarming to all the hard working Visionaries working in Cayman, NYC and London (along with a few scattered elsewhere such as Romania, Malaysia and elsewhere in the USA). From the bottom of my heart, Thanks you. Here's to the Revolution! Raoul
    • SS
      Sam S.
      6 June 2018 @ 23:49
  • JC
    John C.
    6 June 2018 @ 23:25
    Thank you for the quip about the connect four game during the interview. I personally found it distracting but understand the need to give the subject matter a coffee house feel to broaden you customer base.
  • AC
    Andrew C.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:35
    A suggestion if I may: a discussion board and a comment section with each video. Some of your guests are fantastic with answering subscribers questions but these get lost in the comments section, often full of "great interview, I love this"- which is great assistance in deciding whether a particular video is worth your time to watch, but... Please consider a comment section where subscribers can pass a comment, and a separate discussion board where subscribers can continue the question/answer session with the guest and each other (though admittedly this probably would need an administrator to regulate, more work for you guys...) Keep up the innovative work
    • TB
      Tim B.
      6 June 2018 @ 12:42
      I've been hoping for this as well. Some way to get some more cross pollination going amongst the subs. For example, just recently I found a book rec on one of the vids. Great! Now it would be even better if we could have a forum to discuss the book, alternatives, teachings, etc.
    • JL
      J L.
      6 June 2018 @ 22:43
      This is the most important issue of all, the site needs a discussion forum other than the comments section. A shame to see you spend millions on production and forget about something that would cost almost nothing.
  • PG
    Philippe G.
    6 June 2018 @ 22:42
    Great stuff Raoul & Co. I'm extremely pleased with Real Vision content and I greatly appreciate authentic engagement like this video.
  • PJ
    Peter J.
    5 June 2018 @ 21:26
    Good update. One point I'd like to make is that Raoul says you don't have to watch what doesn't interest you, but that can be difficult. I've got no interest in trading per se, but one of my top five series of videos was Peter Brandt, whose thought processes, methods and disciplines were brilliant for trading but also highly transferable. Is there going to be an improved index / overview of content to make it easier to understand what I want to watch, without attempting to watch everything (I used to watcheverything). I love some of the new people that are regularly introduced, Bill Strong being the obvious recent one. I am missing some of my favourite old contributors who haven't done a follow up for some time, examples being Stephanie Pomboy and Julian Brigden (Julian promised an update at the end of 2017 but hasn't made an appearance recently on the main RV channel.
    • PD
      Philip D.
      5 June 2018 @ 21:41
      Talking about Peter Brandit; don't quote me but there is a Twitter handle @guruleaks1 who is pretty darn good at exposing fraudsters who run the talk but don't put their own money in the game.Perhaps you should check it out. From my experience, there are number of TA specialists out there but v. few can trade...they make their dollars via selling subscriptions & memberships.
    • gg
      gurdeep g.
      5 June 2018 @ 23:08
      to reply below, Philip there are lots of self style vigilantes like guru leaks doing exactly what they are causing others of doing ...creating a following. To go after Peter Brandt is ridiculous, and Mike Minervini so forth. Its easy to be sceptical and sell scepticism of others. Trading is ultimately wealth creation, no reason not to have a subscription service if the demand is there.
    • gg
      gurdeep g.
      5 June 2018 @ 23:08
      accusing others*
    • JP
      John P.
      6 June 2018 @ 03:11
      How is Peter a fraud? He posts charts....the charts speak for themselves. It would be one thing if he posted bogus fundamentals or "insider information" but if the chart's were bad you'd be able to see it in the posts. He's also accidentally posted his account balance before...I doubt he got that from subscription services.
    • PD
      Philip D.
      6 June 2018 @ 20:14
      @gurdeep & @john. you are v.well entitled to your opinion. Everyone needs to do their own homework in this game...get burnt & learn. Btw if an account is not third party verified from a reliable source, I wouldn't buy it.As for posting his account accidentally...there are no accidents; just like the Janet Jackson nipple slip & fashion show wardrobe malfunctions...its' called marketing. But again, I'm not here to convince anyone & I respect your opinion. There is no doubt, he is an educator...perhaps my word fraudster was a bit too strong.
    • gg
      gurdeep g.
      6 June 2018 @ 21:40
      Philip fair play, you reserve judgement. I know of (i mean personally) of 5-6 traders retail, who have racked up consistent %40 plus gains year in year out for the last 10 years. Considering the bull market we have been in its entirely believable. All share similar traits for eg none of them withdraw a dollar from their account. You would think that to trade full time one would need to, but it interferes with psychology and the beauty of compounding wealth. So few not every choose to teach, mentor or have subscription service or other things. I believe Peter talks more about his risk management than he does about his charts. Thats a vital clue in distinguishing a legit professional to one who is a marketer
  • KW
    Kurt W.
    6 June 2018 @ 20:13
    Very refreshing to hear your thoughts. Now retired (68) after careers in banking, finance and most recently a small business owner in a mature industry in decline. I knew it was unsophisticated but thought i could change it (lapse in judgement); but learned first hand the destructive consequences of an industry trying to maintain the status quo. Manifests itself in crises management, cronyism and corruption. Hopefully, your strategic thinking, innovation and trial and error is the beginning of a new trend. Carry on boys. Kurt Wollenberg
  • WG
    Wade G.
    6 June 2018 @ 20:09
    Happy I'm here and looking forward to your continued success. Thanks to all of u for all you do.
  • JG
    Jory G.
    6 June 2018 @ 19:43
    Most innovation comes from tinkering and experimenting. I am an old (68) newbee and like what you are doing. Tinker on!
  • NS
    Nico S.
    6 June 2018 @ 18:30
    Thanks Raoul for the update as I was wondering whee RV was going with the changes. I get it and certainly understand that change must happen especially if you want to do something different. I love it and that's why I invested in you and feel that this is just a small growing pain to great success in the near horizon. Keep the progress going.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    6 June 2018 @ 18:25
    Awesome Raoul! I am really impressed with all the new products (and the creative presentation with the music and the recent board game) and I already figured out that one can simply pick and choose. The Netflix of finance makes sense! I hope that some the serious folks respect that the audience is broad and that there are many layers in finance. Keep it up and I wish you and your team a lot fun the coming years!
  • VP
    Vash P.
    6 June 2018 @ 17:50
    Raoul's comments make sense, they have to survive as a business first and foremost. However, I wish they would bring back some of the older serieses that have not been update. "The Chain" I think it was called, was a really great series and I wish they'd bring that back. The one where the interviewee in each episode becomes the interviewer of someone they look up to on the next episode.
  • AF
    Andrew F.
    6 June 2018 @ 17:26
    Thanks for the update Raoul and RV team. Your content is very eye opening and has tons of good content. What you said in your update has made things clearer to me where you going and how you intend to get there. Even if it's by New experiences in your topics. It an eye opener for me and make me think differently. Keep it up and Thanks to all of the RV Team.
  • PT
    Patrick T.
    6 June 2018 @ 16:43
    Hi Raoul, thanks for the update. I completely understand and appreciate the need to market RV to a broader demographic, specifically millennials. Makes perfect sense. That said, I'd suggest that RV consider focusing more on specific TOPICS that would appeal to millennials as a way of drawing them in. For example, it would be great if RV became THE place for millennials to consume quality, in-depth financial content on high-interest topics like the sharing economy, disruption, serial entrepreneurship, crypto/blockchain, the FIRE movement, etc. Less important, in my opinion, is the need to present topics in a "millennial friendly manner" (e.g. the Knock On Effect). Either way, kudos to you guys for trying new things, seeing what sticks, and accepting feedback from the audience. Look forward to the continued evolution of Real Vision -- thanks!
  • PH
    Paul H.
    6 June 2018 @ 16:02
    Raoul - Thank you for this video. I am a new subscriber and have come to Real Vision as a way to increase my knowledge base. I am one of those boomers that you spoke about. I have been fortunate in having benefitted very well from the massive bull market although exclusively as a passive investor. As you have eloquently expressed I ‘know fuck-all about fuck-all’ when it comes to finance and active investing. The service that you’re providing is exactly what I was looking for to provide me the skills to actively manage my investments going forward. Keep up the good work. Teaks & adjustments to your programming are an expected part of the journey that you have embarked on. Your programming is helping me in ways that I never thought possible. Paul H.
  • SS
    S S.
    6 June 2018 @ 07:21
    The backlash has arisen because you got rid of Adventures in Finance and replaced it with The Knock on Effect. If you kept both, there wouldn't be any issues.
    • PT
      Patrick T.
      6 June 2018 @ 16:01
      Totally agree with this comment. The early days of AIF was some of the best radio I've ever listened to. The original combination of Grant Williams and Aaron Chan was unbeatable; and I always looked forward to each new episode. Would love it if you guys would consider bringing back AIF in something as close to the original format as possible! Thanks and keep up the good work.
  • MS
    Mark S.
    6 June 2018 @ 14:59
    Raoul I think you guys are doing a great job. I take these adjustments in format and style to be part of growing a business. One suggestion I have, which you may already have in place is that for the Trade ideas when the move goes against the trader, I would hope that you have them back on again. You had I believe 2 separate guys put trade ideas forward recently that required oil to continue up. Clearly back fired. I would like to see those guys back on in a timely manner. One think people hated about CNBC was they'd have some guy make a bad trade, lose 40%, then have him on again and not only would he talk be required to talk about his loss but he would predict another bad trade.
  • MG
    Mohamed G.
    6 June 2018 @ 14:54
    Hi Raul. Thank you for clarifying. For the past month I was wondering WTF is going on here! It looked like a slap job of content thrown together and for a moment I thought you guys abandoned your focus and mission because of the fee drop! This talk was very necessary. Well done and keep up the good work 👍🏽
  • VA
    Val A.
    6 June 2018 @ 14:46
    Thank you! Could you please stop producing videos where questions are overlaid on screen as text, at least make the interviewer or speaker repeat them. It's very annoying when you don't have your eyes on the screen and just listening to audio. Also, musical intros can be a lot shorter, 2-3s if not less. Please give the mobile website some love, I know you have, it needs more ;-) Really appreciate that things are continuing to get better, great job!
  • TD
    Timothy D.
    6 June 2018 @ 14:41
    Thanks Raul and Co. I could sense there was some discontent but it seems more than I would have thought. I think you guys are a bit victims of your own success in this regard. The long form content filled a gap so well and at such a high level that any change could be seen as a potential threat to that high level of engagement that the viewers want as much as you do. RV is one of the first things I check in the morning for new downloads, and it’s a constant companion on my drive to work and flights around the country. I think many of your subscribers are used to devouring every single second of content produced, and so changing into a larger and more inclusive content slate will simply take some adjustment. Thanks for providing the personal note, you’re doing to right thing in both pushing forward and communicating the vision.
  • HA
    Hugh A.
    6 June 2018 @ 13:18
    Thank you for the clarification Raoul. Keep up the great work.
  • TB
    Tim B.
    6 June 2018 @ 12:47
    The epitome of how capitalism is supposed to work. Doing well, by doing good.
  • PE
    Paul E.
    6 June 2018 @ 12:40
    Is there any way to bring back the Adventures in Finance podcast!? It was so excellent to listen to every week.
  • YB
    Yair B.
    6 June 2018 @ 11:54
    Raoul, You are a rare combination of a financial giant and an educator. As a teacher, I can say that your approach on how to bring the world of finance to a broader audience is right on. You will reach more people by having segments like the "Knock on Effect" without losing the in-depth content. You are differentiating the educational process and that's not only smart as a business but also morally right. I am so happy that I can finally afford more of this amazing content which I enjoyed on Adventures in Finance for a long time! Good luck!
  • MM
    Mike M.
    6 June 2018 @ 11:52
    Thanks Rao and to your associates. I look forward to the future with you all. Keep peeling the onion. As we both know this is a journey not at sprint. I am 71 and was glad to hear not everyone is an old fart. Best regards, Mike
  • CM
    Conor M.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:59
    Raoul I really enjoy the diversity of the content on the platform. One thing I think could be improved is the video display with the huge numbers for the time. Maybe a display more like Youtube would be better. keep that great content coming.
    • JB
      Jonathon B.
      6 June 2018 @ 11:15
      .......and a volume control rather just a mute of full volume
  • DW
    Denny W.
    6 June 2018 @ 11:07
    Raoul, In 2009, I had no idea of what the hell happened to the global financial system. In the four years that I’ve subscribed to RV, my knowledge, confidence, and humility have all grown. In my case, your mission of educating the masses in a far better way than mainstream media has been accomplished. Thinking for oneself is a great gift provided by RV. For example, your piece on the pension crisis made me question if US stocks have to go up in longer term because if they don’t, the financial system will break. I don’t know but at least now I question. Thank you.
  • km
    kenneth m.
    6 June 2018 @ 10:17
    Thanks Raoul. From the start of Real Vision, it has been clear that you guys are trying to do something special and your "customer service" approach has been great. Like any new thing - you will have some winners and you will have some losers. That is just the process of innovation and, as a subscriber, I am glad to be on board. You'll get it there and I think most of us will be patient!
  • CN
    Charles N.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:30
    Thanks for this, Raoul. As one of your younger viewers, and someone not working in the finance industry, I sympathize with trying to get people of my generation interested in these topics (most of my friends' eyes glaze over when I talk about e.g. volatility). In fact, I view you as a crucial resource for people my age to get out of the echo chamber and long-only bias of the traditional financial TV networks. However, as you alluded to, things like CNBC and Planet Money already exist - the shallower end of the pool is somewhat crowded, in my estimation. I was happy to shell out for a more sophisticated product, even though it sometimes takes a few re-watches and Google searches to get all that I can out of some content. Nothing wrong with enticing more subscribers at the beginning of their journey, so long as it doesn't diminish your resources or creativity for what I'd call the "professional" content (I cringed at "elite" or "elitist" since I have minimal formal finance education, am mostly self-taught, and LOVE the deep-dive content with people like Chris Cole, Michael Green, Jim Grant, etc). While I miss AiF, I also know it was experimentation and tinkering that brought that podcast into being in the first place. Thank you for having the courage to change. Perhaps I just need to break my mental connection between AiF and the Knock-on Effect and try to appreciate it as its own beast. A few humble suggestions/requests: - Something like a glossary on some videos. You don't need to define what a stock or a bond is, but acronyms are tricky in audio format - hard to look up if you're not sure what the presenter actually said and can't tell which words match the letters based on context - Recommended reading. I know you're here to produce your own media, but there are surely cases where outside papers, articles, etc. can be of use in digesting or expanding upon some content - Start-up/entrepreneurial content (I believe you mentioned this in another email/video?) - would be very interested in learning more about the nitty gritty of VC, cap tables, etc. - Search functionality on AppleTV Keep expanding and trying new things. We all want RealVision to survive for the long haul. Some bumps along the way are to be expected, and indeed embraced, as part of the journey.
    • FG
      Fred G.
      6 June 2018 @ 09:59
      Could not agree more. I am also a young member (millenial) and do not work in finance. I was initially drawn to Realvision through a snippet of the Kyle Bass China interview in 2016, then promptly subscribed. I think it was the in depth analysis that drew me in simply because it is so different to CNBC and planet money. Might be better to help people into the deep end as opposed to fighting it out in the crowded shallow end which is usually free to air and has lots of advertising. Very excited to see how things progress and best of luck.
  • MH
    Mark H.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:42
    Great Value at this price. I could not afford it otherwise. Thanks Raul, Grant and Co
    • MH
      Mark H.
      6 June 2018 @ 09:43
      Sorry I meant Raoul.
  • HC
    Howard C.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:42
    Raoul, thanks for the update! As long as you continue with Bass, Simon M., Burbank, Rogers, Rule, and all the other world-class thinkers and doers ... you guys will continue to lead the revolution. There is no other platform that delivers this type of quality global macro content on a weekly basis. Sorry to hear about your frustration with golf, the first year is tough but it is worth the effort.
  • TE
    Tito E.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:29
    I guess the difficulty here is that what you may call the 'realvision hardcore' were happy to pay that little bit more than 'a netflix fee' in order to get information that has at least some level of exclusivity. Lets say hypothetically you get to the stage where you have as many subscribers as Netflix. Thats great for your business, but the content (even if its as good or better than now) loses some clout precisely because its so 'democratised'.
  • IP
    IDA P.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:08
    I really liked this, I love Real Vision, however dear Milton I subscribed over a year ago at a certain price for a long term sbuscription paid in advance, and lately the price was lowered which is wonderful, but instead of receiving a refund for the extra price my subscription was extended for more years. I didn't like this because I wasn't given a choice, it is like I made a mistake becauase I became an early sbuscriber. It is not a big deal, it is not a lot of money but I didn't fine this principle correct so I hope in the future you will apply a different approach. Keep up good work
  • bm
    brian m.
    6 June 2018 @ 09:00
    Very well put Raul...We are in this together and a more educated population makes for a better world.... Its great to see Teachers like you..Jordan Peterson..and Lee Kuan Yew..Trying to Make the world a better place
  • EJ
    Edward J.
    6 June 2018 @ 08:35
    As someone who has subscribed to RV since the start, I am hugely supportive of your desire to try new formats and content. I am perfectly capable of filtering out what I'm not interested in. I would encourage you to segment the content though - i.e put the trade ideas back into a stand alone section but that's all. I think your website is v good but I have struggled with your mobile app - not quite sure the root of this though. Overall, it's the dog's bollocks.
  • DH
    Daniel H.
    6 June 2018 @ 08:03
    Raoul, I love RV and I want it to succeed. But in your quest to appeal across groups, please think hard about not "dumbing it down." Your Knock On Effects series might appeal to Millenials, but I can't imagine why. You have two young people making moon eyes at each other and talking occasionally with a professor about material that, while connected, seems very "dumbed down." You can do introductory material much better than that. There is no reason why all of your videos cannot appeal to most of your audience. The only difference might be the density and rate of flow of information could be lower and slower for younger viewers. But if done well, I would like it too. Just don't be silly.
  • KJ
    Keith J.
    6 June 2018 @ 07:47
    I get the idea that you want to become more like Netflix and nobody watches everything on Netflix, but it is then a matter of how to present the content. For example, I preferred when Trading Ideas was its own separate site, similar to Think Tank and Macro Insiders. Now the blockbusters like Grant Williams In Conversation are being pushed off the page within a couple of days by a trade idea from someone I've never heard of. Also I respect you a lot Raoul but I think at one point in the video you said something along the lines of - you need to get used to how it is going to work. Surely it should be the other way around with the product being presented in a way that is best for the subscribers? You also said you welcome constructive feedback so hopefully some of this will be taken on board. More diverse content is fine but the current approach is akin to Netflix suggesting to me I may be interested in watching Celebrity Love Island! Lastly, my subscription doesn't end until 2023 now. Good luck with your expansion plans as it seems a long time to go without revenue from most loyal customers!
  • sk
    sushen k.
    6 June 2018 @ 07:31
    So this is what happens when you go mass I guess - you have to dilute. I think with this particular show you just went from being Lexus to being Toyota. But keep up the innovation and other cutting edge content don’t dilute them.
  • EV
    Edward V.
    6 June 2018 @ 07:25
    Is an Xbox app a possibility in the future? Thank you Raoul. The experience so far has been amazing.
  • BF
    Brad F.
    5 June 2018 @ 18:21
    One thing sorely missing in RV is direct engagement with the audience. There is almost never a comment from Milton in this section and it is very rare to see the contributors engage with us. Modern media is a dialogue not a broadcast and greater engagement with us would remove the need for this type of update.
    • M.
      Milton .. | Founder
      6 June 2018 @ 06:49
      Hi Brad, I appreciate the feedback and as much as I can, I will try and engage more in our comments section. I am reading comments in each video and sometimes I do get an impulse to reply. Problem is, I'm not that good with the specifics in finance. So rather than trying to chime in, I stick to the concepts that I'm good at. We can chat about anything regarding the platform and chat about suggestions like we've done in the past. I also know it would be fun and engaging to have contributors answer questions but we're merely a soapbox for incredibly smart people to share their ideas. Just sharing the current status. Your suggestions would definitely improve "our game". Thanks, Milton
  • BF
    Bret F.
    6 June 2018 @ 06:43
    Right on , Just got a new year. It is so important to get younger people involved. One of the largest failures in the 2100 century. could be them missing out. On maybe largest wealth creation time in history. (stocks and bonds since 2009 bottom) Just wondering if a plain education video series could be helpful. Most high school and even college grads. Still believe its to hard, it's evil corporations. Have zero understanding of credit. Without credit our world shrivels and die's. They love getting it, yet many fail horribly in life because of it. So on goes the cycle of boom - then hating Markets.... Thanks Rauol
  • JB
    Juan B.
    6 June 2018 @ 04:48
    Thanks, Raoul, for this update. I applaud the values and principles that you, Grant, and RVTV team stand-by as well as your manner for validating MVPs. Your initiative is much needed as it is honest, transparent, and valuable. As you grow, it may be a good idea for your team to determine 3-5 detailed user profiles (demographics, psycho-demographics etc) and engage regularly with individuals within each of these profiles that enjoy providing constructive criticism. In this manner, your learning curve may be a bit shorter and the content more in alignment with the specific needs of each user group. Wishing you well and thanks again! Juan
  • ab
    allen b.
    6 June 2018 @ 04:02
    Raoul, Thanks for the update on where Real Vision is going - I understand the importance of addressing a broader crowd, and targeting a younger demographic that desperately needs a place to get an engaging financial education - I applaud you for doing that. I have always focused on the videos that interested me most, because of time constraints, and I have no issue with other content that doesn't interest me. The big disappointment for me was when Adventures in Finance, what I considered to be one of the best financial podcasts available, was abruptly ended without much discussion, and replaced with The Knock-On Effect. The two are so completely different from each other, and that was not conveyed to the listeners of Adventures in Finance in any detail that I remember. I don't believe you thought that the Knock-On Effect was a "better" product, or that you were disappointed with how Adventures in Finance was doing, so there must be another reason for ending it - maybe you can share that with us. I am a big fan of Real Vision, and have been a member for several years, please keep bringing us the in depth interviews that are the foundation of Real Vision's success. Allen
  • PT
    Patrick T.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:57
    I am 56 years old and curious about capital flows and the world in general. When you dropped your subscription price to $180 I knew I had to jump on it. Absolutely zero regrets. I have enjoyed and learned a lot from your content and guests. Much can be learned just by listening to intelligent people. Grant is an asset just based on his interviewing skills to keep viewers engaged. I also believe in your vision to democratize finance; it's so enlightening, rather than listening to the gibberish of a Greenspan, Bernanke, or Yellen. Thank you.
  • MN
    Michael N.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:47
    Raoul & Team - thanks for the update, that certainly helps clarify new direction. And yeah, its not all for everyone but the in depth interviews and articles are priceless. I agree with some other comments that the Adventures in Finance podcast was a great intro to your platform. I find Knock On as a poor substitute but appreciate it is targeting a different audience. I hope you can return something along those lines. I found RV through podcasts like MacroVoices and Jesse Felders - very deep content, similar guests, great sources for learning and opinion but definitely requiring a foundation of knowledge ( or lots of rewinds and replays with google searches in between to fill in gaps ) :-) As the RV platform starts to cater to different styles and experience levels I agree the site could do with some more structure and better organization, perhaps into tracks or themes and by experience level to help distinguish info-tainment from deeper content. Perhaps off-topic - I wish RV were around when I started out but thinking about it honestly I probably wouldn't have paid for a subscription because I didn't know what I didn't know ( f*** about f*** I guess ) and wouldn't have valued the content... Again I think the free podcasts ( and perhaps lighter entertainment pieces ) are great to draw newbies to the platform. I love the RV mission, have enjoyed and learned so much from the expert opinion and article pieces - thank you all very much. Look forward to more of the same and new ideas too !
  • AB
    Alain B.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:37
    Raoul, thank you for the timely update, I was a bit worried about the new direction. As a suggestion, I am in a demographic group that is approaching retirement with a sense of unease about asset allocation. Could you please program a series on financial retirement planning?
  • JN
    Joseph N.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:36
    Thanks Raoul. I'm new to RV and love the deep dives, especially Grant Williams's interviews. I also like Trade Ideas, depending on the guest. Other shows with Interviews where only the guest talks can be more difficult to focus on as another face and voice helps to break it up. Plus conversations are more pleasant to follow. I'm extremely happy with my subscription and am looking forward to seeing how RV evolves. Being new here I get impression that there is quite a backlog of past content and hope it becomes available to watch. Cheers, Joseph in Portland, Oregon
  • RC
    Roslyn C.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:27
    You're doing an amazing job Raoul. Every day I learn something new. Thank you for clarifying the direction of Real Vision content.
  • TA
    Truitt A.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:13
    Appreciate the update and best of luck with the site organization. I am sure you and the team will make it much more efficient. Keep up the great work, Truitt
  • ME
    Mattias E.
    6 June 2018 @ 03:03
    I welcome the diversity. Brings together both macro and micro thinking. What's going on now in the markets, what people are looking at and also what the future might bring. Excellent. Enjoy every day when I can enjoy some new insights.
  • NP
    Nathaniel P.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:36
    As an individual investor with a hunger for good info, I deeply appreciate what RV is trying to do. The new price point is just within my reach, and every time I watch some breathtakingly smart interview, I'm closer to saying "screw it", and climbing aboard for a year. If you've got me feeling that way, you probably have LOTS of people feeling that way. Keep it up, you're doing good. Know what I'd love to see though? A weekly round up of key indicators and a follow up discussion with cool pro's. Just a thought.
    • rr
      rlw r.
      5 June 2018 @ 19:55
      A weekly and/or a monthly 'round up' of key indicators - a good idea, aka the Quarterly Chart Pack
    • tW
      tgwtom W.
      6 June 2018 @ 02:58
      20/20 for free weekly roundup, Think Tank Distillery subscription
  • ML
    Mark L.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:53
    Love the engagement with subscribers, Raoul! You are reading a lot of negative feedback now because of the difference between perception and reality. Stay with me here. One of the main reasons people cancel their cable subscription has been because they believe they are paying for a lot of content that doesn't interest them and that they don't watch. Netflix, a bit of a leader in the OTT space ;-) , does a fantastic job of managing perception. Example: my Netflix landing page looks very different from my nine year old daughter's. Her perception is that Netflix is full of shows that she likes. I also have that perception, and since most of the shows that show up on my landing page are in my swing-zone to enjoy, I don't perceive that I'm paying for all those other shows. Once RV's content grows enough, you may want to consider some type of recommendation engine. I guarantee that you will see the number of negative comments about certain shows decrease. Fun fact (that I read a couple years back): The average Netflix subscriber only sees about 20% of available content. Keep up the good work. Mark
  • DY
    Donny Y.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:24
    I enjoy all the content and look forward to the future of RV.
  • TM
    Troy M.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:20
    Raoul, I have learned so much from RealVision, it's stupid. It is the single best place to find valuable content on a variety of topics. Thanks to the RV Team.
  • TD
    Thomas D.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:18
    Keep on experimenting, guys!
  • ET
    Eduard T.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:15
    Can you please bring back Adventures in Finance - and make the Knock-on-Effect a separate show? I think many here would agree that it may make sense as a standalone show to reach a broader audience; however, it likely appeals to a different audience than Adventures in Finance did.
  • CZ
    Catherine Z.
    6 June 2018 @ 02:03
    Thanks Raoul! I’ve been a subscriber from the beginning of the RV journey and love the content, the direction and desire to expand to a wider audience. Do come back to the golf course though:))
  • NH
    Nathan H.
    6 June 2018 @ 01:44
    Thanks Raoul, I don’t usually comment either but completely understand your thought process. I love you guys, love the content, especially the deep dives. couldn’t survive without you! Keep up the great work. Nathan
  • EL
    Edward L.
    6 June 2018 @ 01:41
    Thank you Raoul. I suspected that was the outreach. OK, I don't like knock-on effect. But let me try to be constructive. The banter which I don't find clever even though I do not question the intelligence of the participants culminates in very loud laughing. I am familiar with this from my technology/media savvy daughter and I still don't like it. At least turn down the volume. The lady (don't know names) mumbles a lot and talks too fast so difficult to follow; not unlike my daughter and I think my hearing is excellent at 74. The organization of the site has become confusing for me and I understand you are working on that. I would like to have you continue intellectual podcasts which make my long drives to work very enjoyable. I applaud you and your team's inventiveness and principles. And I will follow your advice and be selective in what I watch. Thanks
  • DD
    Darrell D.
    6 June 2018 @ 00:09
    Thank you Raoul. This was useful in understanding your vision... I usually don't comment on anything, but this seems one of those important inflection points in the RV universe and I'd like to give you some very quick feedback. I'm not a professional trader, I'm a self-employed Electrical Engineer with a thirst to learn about the industry and how to think about these very complex topics. For me, it's all about framing the context of the data...Everything you publish does that, even the things that don't necessarily apply to my personal circumstances. Example: I'm not an active trader, and don't want to be. I don't have the temperament for it or the time. But, I watch every Trade Idea segment to try to understand how traders formulate ideas, what they look for, and how they manage risk (I do wish there were more challenging questions to the guests on the trade ideas, but I also understand the 15 minute format is not conducive to a full-on debate). I like the knock on effect because it helps me connect dots and think through multi-dimensional problems in a fun way (but it does seem a-little "fake" and I do miss Adventures in Finance- Grant is the best!). Documentaries are also great, I listen to all of them on my cell on long drives. All said, I get what you are doing, and love it... The website is remarkable. Give your web design team a raise! One idea to get people engaged in topics that interest them could be to include chat-rooms or forums to enable subscribers to connect with each other. Perhaps let subscribers create there own forums and discussion topics (I once read something about a free-market ...But haven't seen one in awhile...anywhere). This could give you a powerful feedback loop on topics we are interested in for future content ideas and enable an ongoing conversation about things you present. So much for quick feedback, just my thoughts and perceptions. Keep up the great work.
  • JL
    James L.
    6 June 2018 @ 00:02
    Appreciate the background on the game plan, but put traditional RV content in a discrete channel as was done with Trade Ideas. Content like Knock On Effect, which I dislike, for mass audiences should be put in different channel.
  • ML
    Michael L.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:51
    I do think the Trade Ideas need some minimum standards because currently there are drastic gaps between good and bad presenters, making it impossible to just "skip the ones that don't interest you". This is especially true when it comes to single name stocks. The good ones (examples are ASML and Cryoport) clearly identify what will make the stocks go up; they would demonstrate a solid understanding of the industry and maybe offer some potential forward earning views and what the company can do to get there. The bad ones pulls up a chart, cites some accounting number (PE, ROIC..etc) you can get from yahoo finance, or a high level trend like "aging demographics" and call it a thesis. The quality differences between the 2 groups are quite obvious, so this should be an easy fix for RV!! I find that the former group tend to be serious equity managers who specialize in company specific research. The latter seems to be guys that primarily make decisions on quant/macro/chart basis, but somehow feel a need to explain their trade rationale based on company fundamentals
    • ML
      Michael L.
      5 June 2018 @ 23:41
      btw I have nothing against chart/macro guys. Tony Greer is a macro guy and his SMG idea is an example of a well reasoned pitch - I particularly like how he points out a currently small segment of the company can grow to be a major part
  • TH
    Tiffany H.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:39
    Very kind of you to update us Raoul - but we at Laguna Bay think you and Grant are the bees knees, cannot imagine life without Real Vision and understand you are evolving everyday. All the best!
  • LA
    Lucas A.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:35
    Three weeks ago, I ve read an artice about realvision and your new strategy, why I subscribed to your services. And to be honest, I am very impressed and I am also very happy, that you open it to a broader audience, to whom I belong to. Thanks for that.
  • JP
    John P.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:28
    Hi Raoul, I love almost all the content. I'm one of your younger less experienced subscribers. I especially like the trading content as I am just getting started. I will miss adventures in finance, but if it means more long form Grant Williams interviews I'm all for it. Knock on effect is a fun concept, but for me the content has been too dragged out with not enough substance. Even with limited experience I wanted much more exploration. As a beginner, I'd rather have master classes in specific topic over knock on effect in it's current form.
  • TD
    Thomas D.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:14
    Great work. Keep it up. Glad to see you are expanding your audience.
  • JB
    Jason B.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:10
    I think people are expressing (in probably a poor manner) how much they miss the Adventures in Finance podcast with Grant Williams.
  • DK
    Dave K.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:03
    I'd like to send this video (or something similar) to friends and family who I think could benefit from RealVision's new beginner/intermediate content. Put it up on your YouTube channel!
  • JC
    Jason C.
    5 June 2018 @ 23:02
    Well said and thank you for the explanation. I’d suggest some more crypto focused content. You had a good amount prior to last yrs run up in price but hardly any since the correction. I’d suggest Anthony Pompliano (Mark Yusko’s Morgan Creek pal), @desantis, @bryceweiner to start.
  • KT
    Ken T.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:58
    Bravo Raoul...well said. And thanks for the update. RV needs to always experiment with new content and formats. This keeps it fresh and interesting. I have subscribed since the beginning and I can say things have just gotten better and better.
  • p5
    peel 5.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:51
    also some review videos of commonly used investor products say charting softwares, good investment books etc?
  • NC
    Nick C.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:51
    Do you have a page with information in regards to careers/jobs with Real Vision?
  • ss
    sid s.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:50
    The beauty of RVT is that one interview could be worth whole year subscription. for me , being introduced to Luke Gromen in an interview by Mike Green was definitely worth my 3 year subscription. you can not pretend to understand geopolitics and finance until you heard what Luke Gromen has to say...
  • p5
    peel 5.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:46
    can you consider adding a series on financial analysis? reading balance sheets etc,
  • RD
    Ryan D.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:45
    Keep doing what you are doing and let the people vote with their wallet. I’m 34, have no interest in Trade Ideas or the new Knock-On Effects podcast, but will continue to be a paying customer for as long as you guys keep giving me long-form, no-bias access to the best financial minds in the world. As for negative comments on videos...some people only get to feel big by making someone else seem small.
  • LT
    Luis T.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:45
    FWIW...Personally I love the entire platform and programming from it's content to its stylish look [which I appreciate]. I'm pretty new to finance and very passionate about it. Wished I would of found this passion in my earlier days. Had I known this earlier I would have persue a career in finance and got the CFA. Unfortunately this is really not possible now so I study on my own time and though I have made enormous strides in my understanding of finance, I could really use some help in cutting through some of the dry technical terminology and perspectives. Real Vision has really provided my with a lot of insight which is why I subscribed. I love RV for its exposure to people and minds that I wouldn't have otherwise. It's been critical in my learning. Though I am still learning how to look at the world from a finance perspective, I have learn [through RV] to "find and read" the narrative(s) in the world. With that said I love to delve in the intellectual conversations like that of Grant's series, the Expert View and Think Piece but also thoroughly appreciate those like the Peter Brandt, Technical Analysis, and Mental Game of Trading. My only criticism is that some content [and series] gets removed from the platform which I've been meaning to get to. I would also like to suggest some segment/series that deals with accounting and/or economics that corresponds to finance for those like me aiding in understanding. Thanks Raoul and Grant for all this. Amazing things you guys are doing here.
  • ER
    Edward R.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:38
    Well said, well done, coming from a non financial old guy, you have had some of that younger viewpoint way back with Myles Money: (would love to see an update from him) The game playing while interviewing I find refreshing, don't stop. I think we can all learn something from the younguns and their new perspectives & views. Sounds like a good plan, as they say "keep on truckin"
  • CH
    Colin H.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:34
  • RH
    Rick H.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:24
    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started
  • RH
    Rick H.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:24
    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started
  • RH
    Rick H.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:24
    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started
  • DB
    Daniel B.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:12
    Raoul, keep doing what you’re doing mate. I’m 36, a qualified accountant and happy to say six months ago I knew “f*** about f***” regarding finance. You and Grant have been integral to expanding my professional skill set and awareness of the finance world. A true leader goes in to bat for their people and I really respect your approach in supporting Justine & Alex’s efforts on The Knock On Effect. “Democratising” never means everybody will like everything, but does mean there’s something for everybody.
  • RG
    Robert G.
    5 June 2018 @ 22:12
    Thank you so much Raoul, Grant, and gang. You have really democratized financial education by making it so affordable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • my
    moy y.
    5 June 2018 @ 21:43
    Would prefer subtitles instead of transcript.
    • VM
      Vincent M.
      5 June 2018 @ 21:54
      agree... can watch while doing other things
  • VM
    Vincent M.
    5 June 2018 @ 21:53
    Here from the beginning... Love the Grant W and Jim Grant interviews of legends and people we have not heard about. I would love the " Distillery" in a short 15-20 min weekly program Keep going and growing
  • PD
    Philip D.
    5 June 2018 @ 21:53
    Love it Raoul!
  • DS
    David S.
    5 June 2018 @ 21:17
    Well done. I trust the RealVision TV staff to figure this out. Viewer polls would be interesting but should not be dominate in your thinking. I particularly like the analogy of Netflix. No one ever watches all the movies on Netflix - boring. Good luck in making this quantum leap! Try new things and filter the feedback, both comment section and Milton direct. It might be interesting to be able to search all your separate transcripts for key words at one time. I could quickly see from a short read of the surrounding text if I would like to see that video from your archive or move on. Best of luck always. DLS
  • tW
    tgwtom W.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:25
    As 30%er, i.e. old, I embrace your appeal to the 70% . We are all in this together and support your efforts 100% .
    • WS
      William S.
      5 June 2018 @ 21:16
      I'm 30 years old so I'm certainly one of the 70%. I remember trying the 14 day trial about 2 years ago while I was still in University. I binge watched **absurd** amounts of Real Vision content for 2 straight weeks and was absolutely enamored. I was sold on the channel but 600$ for an indebted University student with a paltry income...well you get the point. Since then I've graduated and paid off nearly all the loans (it helped that I was hired to a good job 5 days after graduating). I only owe a small amount of non-interest bearing money to my parents who helped with school. I've been listening to the Adventures in Finance podcast each week and when I found out Real Vision was dropping it's price to 180$USD I couldn't help myself. I am even dropping my Netflix subscription in favor of this. I've had a deep interest in finance and markets for over a decade now so despite my age I am not one of the novices RV is gearing **some** of it's new content toward, but I support the efforts entirely. Why? Because as you can imagine I've spoke to many Millennial's and...well...they are pretty lost. More of them are open to learning then I think some of the elders give them credit for, but as Raoul stated, sometimes people who want to learn just need time and guidance to actually learn. The expanded novice content doesn't bother me at all. It's quite necessary for a lot of people who will leading the world starting much sooner than a lot of people realize. Personally those deep dives are much more appealing to me, but if Real Vision can do some of the teaching to my cohort, it will save me the time in the real world from having to explain very basic things to people who at their age should really already know.
  • RL
    Ricardo L.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:54
    You are doing a great job and I believe so much in Real Vision that I would like to know if I can invest in a small amount of equity in your business. Regards RL
  • HA
    Hammad A.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:49
    I love RVTV and I have learned a lot from it but there seems to be confusion and lack of direction. Not much long ago the content was reduced from 5 videos a week to 3 to help us absorb the content and it helped a lot. Now we are inundated with so much content that it’s difficult to manage. Similarly, a partner program was launched where special prices were offered for 3 years membership but suddenly RV decided to slash their prices by 50% and the partners who paid in advance actually made a loss. I fear that RV will lose quality due to more focus on quantity and scale. It seems like losing the edge in producing quality content since last few weeks. I hope it will change.
    • CN
      Charles N.
      5 June 2018 @ 20:54
      I think they bumped our subscriptions up to 6 years to account for the price change.
  • JC
    Justin C.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:48
    Fantastic. RVTV is back on track.
  • AT
    Adam T.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:47
    As a new viewer and someone who is just starting my journey into the depths of finance and managing a portfolio, I find the content extremely helpful and entertaining. Nail on head with this announcement... Keep up the great work Raoul
  • NG
    Nick G.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:17
    You have a very hard job ahead of you. I say this with no satisfaction or glee at all. I would not know where to start, personally. Your audience seems to be so diverse. From professionals who have spent decades in the markets, to people who know next to nothing but have an interest in the topic/subject. Satisfying them all is..."daunting" is probably the best word to describe it, but still too weak for the task you have ahead of you. I beg you, though: do not dumb down. If I wanted to see what five guys with average ability thought, I would watch CNBC. Keep at the hard stuff. Let the novices catch up in their own time. If they are truly interested, they will keep at it and get there in their own time. Ideas for your consideration to help the more novice members: 1. An "education" channel where pros would explain certain concept like "risk on" and the features that accompany that stance. From the relationship of FI/equities to intra-market spreads like XLP/XLY. Most novices (and even some professionals) do not understand that it is all in the spread relationship between markets and asset classes... 2. A weekly explanation of what happened last week and what is likely to happen next week. What to look for and how to react. (I know, very hard. But there are a couple of guys out there who are brilliant.) Just my tuppence worth. Keep at it. You will certainly get there!
  • AH
    Alexander H.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:07
    You say that the bedrock content will always be there, but the Jim Grant series is finished and Adventures in Finance is also finished (completely changed). That was two of my favorite series. Hopefully RV has some great "elitist" content coming up.
    • DW
      Daniel W.
      5 June 2018 @ 20:17
      Agree. I really miss Adventures in Finance. The new show is by no means an adequate replacement.
  • HO
    H2 O.
    5 June 2018 @ 15:51
    I want elite content. Fully appreciate and support the goal of "democratizing" and improving financial information. But create another channel for those who want "elitist" content and charge 5x for it.
    • PP
      Peter P.
      5 June 2018 @ 16:00
      The app could be laid out better. Maybe a heirarchy where we can choose a certain category to browse in.
    • SS
      Sam S.
      5 June 2018 @ 18:28
      Wrong! Make it easy to join the club and pass on knowledge. At the end of the day, we're all the same and only have so much time in our lives to do something worthwhile before passing it on to the next generation. This is horrible approach.
    • JW
      Joel W.
      5 June 2018 @ 19:38
      I don’t disagree with WH’s sentiment, but didn’t Raul say that they are working on the interface to effectively create separate channels? If so, all who want ‘elite’ content only will soon have it for the same (5x less) cost as everyone else. Win-win?
    • HO
      H2 O.
      5 June 2018 @ 20:08
      Yes. Absolutely.
  • JD
    John D.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:03
    I too am a founding member and have watched with interest how RV has evolved. I really like what you are doing and understand the logic of the multi-level products and think this is a great move. Keep up the good work and I, for one, have been able to adapt ... great new interviewers, great interviewees, a range of topics, formats, and targeted knowledge levels. Keep going and your position, expressed here, is completely valid IMO. Cheers John.
  • KK
    Keith K.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:16
    Glad you spent the time to talk with us about how you are thinking about things and where you are going. Setting expectations is always good. I'm glad you are working on organizing the RV content. This is always hard (I recall the first generation of "knowledge management" at BCG - what a disaster) but it is very necessary when there is so much content. Deciding where to spend time is a crucial investment decision so help with this is welcome. Since I value my time, slogging through tons of crap to find the high grade ore is very frustrating Curation is critical. And your idea of laying out different paths (on-boarding, greatest hits by genre/topic/?, organized for various segments (pro traders vs macro investors who don't trade a ton vs. novices in finance, etc) is the way to go. Keep pushing and remember that pioneers always collect some arrows in various parts of their bodies
    • rr
      rlw r.
      5 June 2018 @ 20:02
      yep, the curation project with organizing content is gonna be pretty important to your original core base of subscribers
  • MC
    Michele C.
    5 June 2018 @ 20:02
    Thank you for accommodating newbies! I greatly enjoy and appreciate the variety of content. My brother (who's been with you since day 1) turned me on to RealVision when the price dropped. Last year I received a significant inheritance. So now, at age 47, I am intensely interested in learning about finance, but still feel a bit intimidated with the steep learning curve. Although I've hired a wealth manager, my personal goal is to have a clear understanding of how my money is being managed, and to gain the confidence to perhaps manage it myself, in time.
  • JP
    Janusz P.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:48
    Raoul, Thank you for making this video as it did help me put another perspective into what are you up to. You did make some good points, at least from the general business stand point (expanding content and trying out new things) and regarding making constructive comments (as opposed to plainly criticizing). I don't understand why someone would criticize Skin in the Game? While the setting was somewhat unorthodox, you had Justine interviewing Mark Yusco and anyone interested in Mark's view could enjoy listening to what he has to say. While Justine will never be as good interviewer like i.e. You, Mike Green etc etc (years of market experience) her role as an interviewer is clear and it is the interviewee that is the star and "voice" of the video. That brings me on to Knock on Effect... Essentially this is two young interviewers interviewing each other (and pretending to be talking live to another person...). Let me put it this way: As a viewer, what do I care what Justine (or her colleague) has to say? She can do a great job as an interviewer, but when she becomes (essentially) interviewee, then it raises my eyebrows. I can take You or Mike Green or some of your high caliber guests switching their roles from interviewer to interviewee for the very obvious reason (experience). Looking for new ideas is one thing but please don't make the content of two talking heads just to fill the "airtime". Because once you cross that line... I have to second what someone else said here, that the Adventures in Finance podcast was very good indeed. And it was much better than knock on effect (even though that young guy next to Grant was playing a bit too "active" role). The subjects discussed were really great. Knock on Effects seems to be grotesque in comparison. Now I do understand one issue that (I think you may have) is how to grow the content while there is a limited number of interesting people that you can access at any given time and that You, Grant etc have only so much personal time you can devote to play in the videos... The "easy" solution seems to be to let the people you hired to create the content... but isn't that what the regular TV is doing, letting talking heads talk to each other and fill the airtime with worthless talking? The model: We will do what we have being doing so far plus we add "more" is a good model as long as that "more" won't be junk. You don't want to dilute your great content in order to become average, do you? As far as constructive vs non-constructive comments, well it is a matter of one being able to express him/herself one way or another. Can't take everything personally, just get the most important part of the message regardless how it's being said.
    • JP
      Janusz P.
      5 June 2018 @ 19:55
      just to add to my comment: 1. If you have 10 hours of great content and nothing more, then you have "great" content 2. If you take above 10 hours of "great" content and add another 10 hours of mediocre content, you will have a total of 20 hours of "average" content. One can understand difficulties in making 100% great content all the time, let alone growing further. But that's why being the best all the time is so freaking hard!
  • BB
    Bill B.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:53
    I have been here since the beginning. I like what you are doing, but haven't got around to watching much lately.
  • JT
    Jarret T.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:50
    Thanks for the hard work Real Vision. The deep content is what drew me here years ago, and I think will always be the cornerstone of the brand. If you are trying to reach out to new and aspiring investors, one way could be to explore more purely educational content. An educational section could be created covering topics such as the effects of rising interest rates, and how it relates to the yield curve. Maybe even more basic concepts such as options trading. The content would be more fundamental and retain more value as it ages then many of the videos. The challenge will come down to is what is the lowest educational level of the subscribers you are getting, and will people with little understanding get a subscription or turn to youtube. As an investor I am self taught, and never had any formal training. Having a general resource that outlines some key concepts in the investing world could complement to the content. It would be a huge asset for people with a path similar to my own.
  • MB
    Matthias B.
    5 June 2018 @ 19:38
    I am a first generation subscriber, not only for TV but also for insiders and distillery. The value I can take out of the overall format is enormous, especially it helps me to educate my thinking as finance and financial markets are ever evolving "beasts". I can only imaging how much effort goes into producing all this content. And Raoul is right, no need to watch it all, pick and chose. What I treasure a lot is indeed the comments section. Many people and much smarter than I will ever become contribute with their wisdom in a very constructive matter. That itself is invaluable, so thanks to all and keep it up! As an idea, what might be helpful is a discussion forum for where subscribers can contribute on a special topic. For example, I am keenly curious how the vast amounts of debt will eventually be worked down - so I would love to learn more about concepts like debt jubilees etc.; I am sure that there are many very knowledgeable people here who are willing to share view or direct to great research. Overall, Raoul is spot on with the Netflix analogy, and I keep it that way as well when I consume RV. Keep up the good work, the road is long but worth to travel.
  • TP
    Tom P.
    5 June 2018 @ 18:44
    RV has felt a little like my favourite restaurant has been churning out low quality burgers recently. So it's reassuring to know there is a longer-term plan in place. Some people may be p***ed off that their subscriptions are being used to fund a media experiment, but as as long as there are videos like this from Raoul, I personally don't mind the occasional burger. It seems there is a good number of longer term subscribers who liked the 'old days' of RV. I'm among them. The easiest way to appease these subscribers would to be to have a separate 'elite' channel / stream / sub-section made up of the deep-dives, esoteric subject matter pieces, etc... An alternative word to 'elite' will probably be needed! We just need a way to filter out the fast food. Thanks to Raoul, Grant and the rest of the staff.
    • CS
      Colton S.