Raoul’s Real Vision Update

Published on
December 26th, 2018
10 minutes

Raoul’s Real Vision Update

Presentations ·
Featuring Raoul Pal

Published on: December 26th, 2018 • Duration: 10 minutes

Co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal talks about the origins of Real Vision and how the company has grown from a small island operation in Grand Cayman to become a global media company. He also touches on how the content has evolved over the past year, and previews what can be expected in 2019. Filmed on December 20, 2018 in Grand Cayman.


  • EL
    Eric L.
    5 October 2020 @ 16:56
    "a cameraman, a little video editing, MAYBE some sound"
  • NG
    Nick G.
    27 December 2018 @ 14:41
    Don't get me wrong. I love RV. But to make it even better I am sure you would like to hear some constructive criticism. So here it is: either scrap the Trade Ideas (they are very inconsistent in quality: some great, some awful) or get them done by proper traders who know how to set a stop on a long term trade. Proper traders should have no problem getting graded by their past ideas either. Show the "P/L" of past trades. Will enhance reputation of individual and the whole segment.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      27 December 2018 @ 16:24
      Why deny other people access to this just because you do not like it? This was a feature that was asked for - actionable trade ideas, and RV delivered. You’re basically getting this feature for nothing - no extra cost at all. If you don’t like this section then just don’t watch the videos. I think there is definitely value and it’s interesting to see / hear different takes. But I must admit, some of the criticisms I see just really piss me off when you look at the cost of RV. It’s a giveaway at this price and features like this are just the cherry on top. If you don’t like cherries, don’t eat them.
    • NG
      Nick G.
      28 December 2018 @ 13:01
      Well, far from me wanting to "deny" anyone access to anything. I just made a suggestion about how to improve that segment. If you disagree, no big deal, right? Leave it as it is. Not going to impact my trading any, so zero cost to me. I just cringe at some of the "stops". Not the ideas per se. Ideas are ideas, you either like them or you don't. I respect all ideas. But putting a 1% stop on a 3 month trade in spot FX (and one filmed days earlier!) is just asking for it. That, I cannot "respect". Naturally, I have no idea if anyone follows these trades, but if they do, the real "cost" of RV suddenly went up a lot. Your argument basically boils down to: look at the cost of a Wartburg. We are giving them away. If you crash and die in it, it was cheap! Might be true but hardly enhances RV's reputation. And I love RV. I want it to succeed.
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      Eric F.
      30 December 2018 @ 09:09
      Nick, it clearly says these are trade ideas, do your own due diligence. I think they’re a good first start, even if people just follow and track along without placing live trades. My point is I think your expectations are too high, especially considering the cost of the service. If the trades really are that bad, as you suggest, then I think the votes will eventually reflect that and I think RV would take some action. I’m not seeing that at the moment.
    • CR
      Chris R.
      30 December 2018 @ 20:42
      FWIW...I don’t trust the trade ideas and never follow them.
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    Renato E.
    30 December 2018 @ 19:30
    Love the "free channel" idea more than anything else. Education is key and if enough people understand the problems in our economy and the financial system, they might have a better chance to protect themselves. Congratulations and Happy New Year to all of you!
  • MB
    Matthias B.
    30 December 2018 @ 11:12
    great stuff Raoul. are you planning to open up an office in central Europe. I am a subs on all your services right from the start. I am living in Switzerland and would love to work for you. Happy New Year to all of you from RV and all subs out there!
  • NO
    Neil O.
    29 December 2018 @ 07:56
    As someone who has subscribed to everything you do from the start of this journey, I had mixed emotions watching this. The paradox you could face is that the bigger the business gets the less useful it becomes to the individual, as the content becomes almost commoditised. It is analogous to asset bloat for an asset manager - the best keep themselves relatively small. I imagine even the financial media you are disrupting were good initially. So I fear your desire to build a big business will reduce the actionable quality of your output. I do hope I am wrong, but please stay diligent about this, and please incentivise your staff for quality and not growth.
  • GF
    George F.
    29 December 2018 @ 00:18
    I’ve enjoyed floating down your river after I found you by accident.
  • Sv
    Sid v.
    28 December 2018 @ 17:45
    those with pride are first to fall! love your product. Be humble.
  • PG
    Philippe G.
    28 December 2018 @ 14:12
    Loved the background story! Keep up the great work!!
  • JL
    Jason L.
    28 December 2018 @ 04:51
    Congrats Raoul. Incredible work that you guys are doing!
  • JF
    Joseph F.
    28 December 2018 @ 02:53
    Perhaps someone like Brian Shannon, he is a great CTA, and I think he does videos on daily analysis.
  • JF
    Joseph F.
    28 December 2018 @ 02:47
    Congrats. I am very satisfied with whats on this platform so far. The past months have been very volatile in the markets, like watching "Pulp Fiction". Just wondering if perhaps a Daily Technical Analysis could be added to the content, it would be very helpful. Thanks.
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    Shane T.
    27 December 2018 @ 22:51
    Is their a space that tracks the performance of ideas and trades? If not, this would be highly recommended. Accountability and transparency are paramount to the integrity of this “Vision’s” success, otherwise it will become another CNBC. I won’t sign up for that if it were free. #finaccountable
  • TO
    Thomas O.
    27 December 2018 @ 19:08
    Thanks Raoul - This has been such a terrific addition to my investment process, and congrats on all the success RV has achieved. Cheers to RV continuing to moving on up.
  • MB
    Mike B.
    27 December 2018 @ 16:26
    Great job. You have made great progress and I look forward to what you have in store.
  • CM
    Christopher M.
    27 December 2018 @ 15:51
    Great to be along for the ride over the last year. Looking forward to live events. I have one free pass each year from the Mrs to travel for work so make it somewhere warm! Failing that very snowy :)
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    niall s.
    27 December 2018 @ 14:57
    I like the trade ideas as they are and most of them feature guidance on where to set the stop at the end of the video . Many of the trading books I have read state that about 50 % of all trade ideas are losers , so I don't expect and different from RV . Its up to us to pick the ones we like and manage a large number of them to a profit with many a loser on the way .
  • LK
    Lyle K.
    27 December 2018 @ 14:35
    Congratulations RV
  • CM
    Carlos M.
    27 December 2018 @ 10:28
    Thank you Raoul! for bringing us access to this world of information few ppl have.
  • AB
    Alexandre B.
    27 December 2018 @ 10:15
    Happy New Year to all & especially Buddy Carter who offered me the" world" of RealVision!
  • AA
    Alberto A.
    27 December 2018 @ 02:07
    Thank you for the great content. I was so lucky that I found RV through youtube in the interview with Drukenmiller. I am an active options trader and love finance and fanatic on how the economy works. The depth of your content has beaten everything and everyone out there. One small favor: there are fantastic latin america investors as Carlos Slim in Mexico and many others. It would be great to see some of them next year! Thanks again!
    • MS
      Matt S.
      27 December 2018 @ 09:09
      Carlos Slim is a gangster.
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    Matt S.
    27 December 2018 @ 09:07
    By holiday period, do you mean Christmas?
  • EF
    Eric F.
    27 December 2018 @ 08:54
    Jeez, if you’re down voting this video then you’re clearly not at a good place in life. I suggest you take a long look in the mirror and maybe open yourself up to the possibility that your problems in life are not actually external.
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    Andrew C.
    27 December 2018 @ 05:42
    Thanks for everything Raoul; the education I have received is priceless. Suggestion: a live debate series (in the style of The Cambridge Debates) where a civil and respectful debate can be had, with arguments put forward to allow the viewer to see both sides of common disagreements and make up their own mind. For example, Active Investing versus Index Investing; for which style individual investors should aim? ( I'm sure other commenters can suggest additional debate topics...) Wishing you and the RealVision team much prosperity for 2019!
  • IH
    Iain H.
    27 December 2018 @ 05:33
    Thanks Raoul and the team at Real Vision. I have learned immensely from RV, I am not from the finance industry, Real vision has given me an insight and increase my understanding of how the economic world works. For a few decades I never understood how or why an asset like property in my home country of NZ just keeps getting more expensive but incomes hardly move, now I understand the ponzie. Keep up the good work. Cheers
  • YB
    Yair B.
    27 December 2018 @ 02:22
    Well, it seems like you don't have any Israeli there. So if you need an Israeli who knows a lot about education but nothing about finance (hence the reason I signed up) or media, I'm your guy!
  • Ws
    William s.
    27 December 2018 @ 02:14
    I was routed here a couple of months ago as a Fleckenstein subscriber. I just want to say thank you. I am a 20 year + top tier wirehouse advisor. I love the robust platform that my firm provides and the research is solid, but my experience is that the big firms don't want to stray too far from the standard "60/40" portfolio. I think people need to be positioned for a range of outcomes (what if US stocks are sideways for 10 years to come?). The conversations I have been able to view on your network are thought provoking and offer me non-biased opinions that can generate meaningful conversations with my clients. Looking forward to growing with you.
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    Rick H.
    27 December 2018 @ 01:35
    Thank you for this truly amazing content at such a reasonable price. As a long term subscriber I can’t remember the last time I turned on CNBC. Keep up the great work and hiring great people. Oh and btw did Raoul just pull off the Canadian Tuxedo?
  • RR
    Rob R.
    27 December 2018 @ 01:33
    Hi Raoul Thanks mate and same to you and the crew at RV If you need a guy in OZ, I’m up for it. Been with you since day 1, Cheers and good luck RR
  • SS
    Steven S.
    27 December 2018 @ 00:51
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    • SS
      Steven S.
      27 December 2018 @ 00:53
      Raoul - let's get G. Edward Griffin on - suggest a long form round table with him, Chris Martenson and Prof David Collum.....
  • AB
    Alain B.
    27 December 2018 @ 00:30
    I've been in since the beginning and never imagined I would get that much content with such quality in so little time, far exceeding expectations. Great achievement, thank you Raoul, Grant and all of your dynamic team.
  • BT
    Brian T.
    26 December 2018 @ 23:05
    Thanks for the sharing Raoul! It’s good for all to know the vision, mission of RV, the people who helped build it, and it’s heritage. Keep building, don’t settle. RV rocks!
  • DB
    Derek B.
    26 December 2018 @ 22:26
    Raoul, Thank you
  • KK
    Kevin K.
    26 December 2018 @ 22:12
    Thanks. What happened to Real Vision Partners?
  • SS
    Shanthi S.
    26 December 2018 @ 21:56
    Great update. Thank you. I’m a relatively new subscriber, and couldn’t be happier. Wish I had found out about you guys earlier. Thanks Raoul and the team. Wishing you a prosperous and fun year ahead!
  • JB
    Jason B.
    26 December 2018 @ 21:31
    So clearly there was a lot of luck involved in growing and scaling the business successfully.
  • WM
    Will M.
    26 December 2018 @ 21:15
    Have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far. Indeed, 2019 may be a year to remember.
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    26 December 2018 @ 19:39
    Wonderful, Raoul - thank you so much to you and the whole team for some fantastic content in 2018. One small word of advice: please, as you add more content, do not lose sight of your bread and butter - the focus on various forms of quality media content, and delivering the best financial content out there. As you well know, many are the business who have lost their mojo, and indeed their viability, after taking on too much. Better to be excellent at a few things than mediocre at many. Cheers and wishing you all the best in 2019. Can't wait for what's to come.
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    Duarte G.
    26 December 2018 @ 19:07
    I’m not in the financial industry so Thank you very much for making this and being a great eye opener. It’s really life changing. What a great mission it is. 🙏🏻
    • DS
      David S.
      26 December 2018 @ 19:14
      Great comment. I think most of us are just trying to invest and understand more about the world. RVTV is certainly helping us. DLS
  • RL
    Rui L.
    26 December 2018 @ 18:51
    all the best. a great 2019!
  • MM
    Mike M.
    26 December 2018 @ 18:20
    Great job Raoul, much appreciated. Enjoy the ride, very impressive. Mike
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    bart p.
    26 December 2018 @ 17:43
    Great job Raoul & crew. Looking forward to the content you'll be putting out next year! Cheers and happy newyear.
  • KC
    Kenneth C.
    26 December 2018 @ 17:23
    To you and yours as well Raoul. Lots of room for expansion. I mention the platform to others and many are still not aware of it. I'm in the middle of the US. And easily the best value for your dollar.
  • DS
    David S.
    26 December 2018 @ 16:55
    It is extraordinary how far and how fast the creative RVTV team has come. One important aspect of RVTV for me is the integrity and sincerity on both sides of the camera. I do not need to worry about duplicity while listening to the interviews. I can focus on the content. I may disagree, but it is a disagreement based on facts and ideas. All the best to the RVTV team and all the subscribers in 2019. DLS
  • bm
    brian m.
    26 December 2018 @ 16:30
    Awww ..The F bomb was really nice..It gave me the feeling that I was at that bar listening to Raoul speak candidly...must be your round by now Raoul.
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    Devraj P.
    26 December 2018 @ 16:19
    Real vision is definitely Great vision. Don’t want to miss the opportunity to congratulate the entire team and definitely founder RP. Could not have learnt so much from so many but all in one place and such an affordable price point. Wish best of luck for many more years of success !! Keep financial media affordable and transparent !