Raoul’s Real Vision Update 2020

Published on
December 24th, 2020
14 minutes

Raoul’s Real Vision Update 2020

Presentations ·
Featuring Raoul Pal

Published on: December 24th, 2020 • Duration: 14 minutes

Real Vision CEO and co-founder Raoul Pal reflects on the progress Real Vision has made in 2020 and the exciting new innovations it has launched as Real Vision continues to grow and democratize financial information for more and more investors around the world. Raoul discusses Real Vision's new community platform for users to share their knowledge with each other, "The Exchange," as well as Real Vision's launch of its Tiers (Essential, Plus, Pro, and Blacklist) so that Real Vision members can have content that better suits where they are on the knowledge curve. Raoul also discusses the emergence of the Real Vision Daily Briefing as a daily dispatch to members to help make them sense of a world in flux. Lastly, Raoul exhibits the latest innovation of 2020, the launch of Real Vision Crypto, which provides daily coverage of the biggest news on themes in the crypto space.


  • LF
    Lex F.
    8 January 2021 @ 12:38
    I didn't know about the ref. link. I will definitely consider getting people signed up for that Pro membership! Love your content!
    • LF
      Lex F.
      8 January 2021 @ 12:44
      Where do I find the ref. link?! xD
    • LF
      Lex F.
      8 January 2021 @ 12:46
      Nevermind i found it
  • BB
    Bruno B.
    1 January 2021 @ 16:52
    Apple TV integration would be amazing!
  • TP
    Timothy P.
    30 December 2020 @ 17:21
    Just a grab-bag of different things I'd like RV would do: 1) Check sound levels/remaster when there's a disparity between interviewer and the subject. Can't tell you how many times this has been mismatched, its jarring and easily fixed. 2) Interviewers who push back on shoddy logic or non-explanations of questions posed. Most of the time I see a bunch of nodding along, instead of posing devil's advocate questions and getting to the core of the matter. 3) Bring back formats that you had pre-virus, two people can be in a room again. This "two squares of disjointed video" is only going to carry you so far. 4) Transcripts - there are machine-learning solutions for this, and it helps boost content value. 5) Stream audio only - there are times when the available connection isn't the best, so a lower-bandwidth audio solution would be preferable. 6) Disclosure on positions that an interviewer has - for instance, when talking about China, it would be helpful if someone would mention they have china-facing investments that may color their handling of the topic.
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    Sarah R.
    30 December 2020 @ 16:58
    I’ve got a data cap, it would be awesome to be able to choose video quality for each video as it’s playing like YouTube. There is a setting to serve low / medium / high quality files. I have video quality low selected, and frequently RV serves me the HD version, for instance on this video.
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    Paul S.
    30 December 2020 @ 07:01
    Love the BLEARY Eyes at the end there Raoul. Your genuine honesty, transparency and passion to help everyone out is commendable and worthy of the subscription fees you ask for. It is a financial crisis for everyone though, so no price hikes this years please.
  • JA
    Jordan A.
    30 December 2020 @ 06:16
    Don't you think the different versions go against what real vision was initially about? It seems like the different versions fuel the flames of the echo chamber mentality. Really appreciate everything you guys do,and I've learned a lot, but just be careful.
  • JH
    Joseph H.
    29 December 2020 @ 14:01
    Love it!! Thank you to the whole RV team, you all do amazing work. I stumbled on a RV video on YouTube in March 2020, thought “that was bloody good”, signed up and think it’s the best decision I’ve made in a long time (after marrying my wife). It’s helped improve my understanding of the world so much. I’ve always liked books like “The rational optimist” by Matt Ridley, RV brings that level of understanding in real-time as the world changes. So appreciative of your work. I only wish I knew of RV sooner in life. But like bitcoin better to join the party late than never.
  • NC
    29 December 2020 @ 10:37
    I'd like to see a Realvision report dealing in detail with Raoul's switch from 2017's very strong advice to dump Bitcoin (good advice at the time, to say the least) to today's very strong recommendation to buy. The old recommendation is here: http://peterlbrandt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Raoul-Pal_sell_Bitcoin-copy.pdf.
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      Vano N.
      29 December 2020 @ 11:26
      There are two points that still stand today from that GMI piece: 1) "The real riches are going to be made from blockchain applications, not blockchain owners nor even blockchain mining." 2) "I know of almost no corporation or large institution that needs, or even desires, a public ledger" I think these points are very relevant even today, after almost 4 years. I am not shilling anything here but these issues made us at Horizen develop a blockchain scaling solution that would bridge the gap between private and public blockchains, get the best of both worlds and let companies have their own private data really private in an easy and scalable way on public blockchains while drastically lowering the cost of launching blockchains and blockchain applications. I am watching this field closely and several other companies are really marching forward in that regard as well.
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    C D.
    29 December 2020 @ 02:23
    Seasons Greeting from Down Under!
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    Aurimas K.
    29 December 2020 @ 02:10
    Thank You - from NY
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    Paul M.
    28 December 2020 @ 21:56
    Thanks for a great video, from the Arctic in Norway. Slightly different scenery. .
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    Chris T.
    28 December 2020 @ 18:21
    Love it! Thanks for all of the information you provide and I'm SO happy to have found RealVision this year. It has been a bright spot in this crazy and turbulent time. Cheers!
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    Dustin L.
    28 December 2020 @ 15:01
    nice to see some sunny weathy...greetings from cold germany
  • TK
    Timothy K.
    27 December 2020 @ 04:09
    I know I'm not your target market, but for what it is worth I live in a remote area with limited bandwidth, even when viewing on SD. Videos play fine on YouTube, but here on the paywall the video playback doesn't buffer well or play at all during peak periods. I also appreciate all the videos with transcripts and wish they all had them. Thanks for all your insights Raoul!
    • TT
      Tokyo T.
      28 December 2020 @ 12:18
      This is all about CDN. So VR has to consider this as they grow.
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    Barry G.
    28 December 2020 @ 01:48
    Great stuff Raoul. I will be joining back in 2021.
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    Douglas M.
    28 December 2020 @ 01:40
    Raoul's dog is feeling bullish.
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    Nikola L.
    27 December 2020 @ 23:26
    Raoul's dog minning for BTC. 😊
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    Andres S.
    26 December 2020 @ 17:33
    thanks Raoul. My suggestions is keep videos like this: not more than 15 minutes. Happy holidays.
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      massimo f.
      27 December 2020 @ 20:54
      That would kind of defeat the whole purpose of this service
  • KK
    Kaj K.
    27 December 2020 @ 13:21
    Awesome, thanks for listening to the feedback
  • IS
    Ian S.
    27 December 2020 @ 05:52
    Thanks Raoul!!! RV is the best investment I made in 2020 (even better than BTC), and the RV team adds unquantifiable value to my friends and I. Wishing you and yours a happy New Year!
  • TS
    Tao S.
    26 December 2020 @ 21:37
    Excellent overview of Real Vision. Merry Christmas! Looking to the new year with you!
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    chris d.
    26 December 2020 @ 20:27
    There is perhaps. Place for the 15 mins but the reason I joined in the very early stages was the depth that comes with the long interviews. They are so different from what’s available elsewhere so please make sure they remain a core offering of RV. You guys are fantastic
  • JC
    John C.
    26 December 2020 @ 15:55
    Thx Raoul: i am loving my subscription!
  • SA
    Siddhartha A.
    26 December 2020 @ 09:23
    Decided to pay for Essentials after seeing this video. Excited for the coming year, and learning with RV community. My specific interest is Crypto.
    • DH
      Damian H. | Founder
      26 December 2020 @ 15:13
      Welcome to the revolution
  • tn
    tony n.
    26 December 2020 @ 14:40
    Well done, Sir - an enjoyable and informative dit! Tony N-W
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    steve d.
    26 December 2020 @ 11:21
    Not sure where the 19 'thumbs down' are coming from. Def. thumbs up from me
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    darren h.
    26 December 2020 @ 10:12
    Thats more than his 2nd rum , look at the glazed eyes .. ty RV good luck next year
  • Bd
    Bram d.
    26 December 2020 @ 04:49
    Merry xmas Raoul, Julian & RV team. Impressive journey and thanks for the enormous value add from all of you.
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    ritesh c.
    24 December 2020 @ 16:01
    Raoul and TV team, my membership at RV has been the most important investment I have made this year. THANK YOU ALL so much for building truly an awesome platform. I have just one question and comment: how can RV members invest in RV the company? Can we do a member-only internal capital raise? I am sure like me, a ton of RV members feel passionate about RV future and want to be part of the journey.
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      Raoul P. | Founder
      24 December 2020 @ 17:23
      Yes, we will be doing one do accredited investors early next year possibly and will let everyone know.
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      Mike C.
      26 December 2020 @ 03:42
      I assume the capital raise will be tokenised and escrowed on a smart contract layer with btc collateral ..?... 😜 😂
  • TW
    Tork W.
    25 December 2020 @ 22:44
    Merry Christmas to all! I'm excited for what's ahead and trying to "sponge" it all up! Great content!
  • WM
    Will M.
    25 December 2020 @ 20:27
    Great stuff. A very happy Xmas and I hope 2021 is a better year for the world and all RV viewers..... although I have my serious doubts.
  • JS
    Jon S.
    24 December 2020 @ 21:14
    Nice Video - I just missed one comment in the video two words- merry Christmas. So I will say them here. Merry Christmas everyone at RV.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      24 December 2020 @ 22:51
      Merry Christmas!
    • JS
      Jon S.
      25 December 2020 @ 19:53
      Merry Christmas to you too, Jon S. haha
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    Scott F.
    25 December 2020 @ 16:20
    Well done! Let me know when you want to purchase your own jet .. I'll walk you through the purchase process and then fly it for you. I'd love to live in the Cayman Islands.. Merry Christmas!
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    Philippe G.
    25 December 2020 @ 13:55
    Great stuff!!! Looking forward to 2021 & beyond...fasten your seatbelts!
  • JH
    John H.
    25 December 2020 @ 13:12
    I often use the home button next to the search bar as my "back button" on the exchange.
  • HB
    Henry B.
    25 December 2020 @ 12:24
    Merry Christmas Raoul! Thanks to all of you from RV, you are awesome! I became a member late this year and it definitely has been one of the good things of 2020!
  • SH
    Steve H.
    25 December 2020 @ 11:23
    Congratulations on everything you and the team have achieved this year, and under such challenging circumstances. You folks really are making a difference. Lovely dog, by the way. Looks much brighter than a lot of sell-side analysts I know.
  • TE
    Tito E.
    25 December 2020 @ 09:52
    Happy Christmas all. We're in this together.
  • KE
    Katrin E.
    25 December 2020 @ 09:10
    A big thank you to the entire Real Vision team, you are onto something very big and have had a tremendous impact already on democratizing finance. For the essential tier, I personally would greatly appreciate a monthly payment option for the membership fee 🙏 All the best for 2021
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    Ross D.
    25 December 2020 @ 03:59
    So the burning question is, what Rum is in Raoul's glass? Merry Xmas and Holidays everyone, looking forward to what RV brings in 2021.
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      ross d.
      25 December 2020 @ 06:12
      bit scary having another Ross D on the network
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    Thierry D.
    25 December 2020 @ 06:00
    Dear Raoul, i am Just new here and feel like your real vision idea is just the Biggest Christmas "gift" ever answer! Concerning the Realvision purchase membership ... /checkout, it could be interesting soon to be able to use cryptocurrencies to shop the membership purchase, with a choice in these four cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). In this case it will be also interesting, to understand what will be your best Merchant Solution option choice. Thank You. Merry Christmas T.
  • HJ
    Hendrik J.
    25 December 2020 @ 05:07
    Man, now that was a great uplifting video. Great stuff Raoul and team
  • DG
    Dmitri G.
    25 December 2020 @ 03:36
    Thank you, Raul, and your team, for building such a great platform. I watch every video you post, and it’s a part of my daily routine. You provide a great content and knowledge for people around, and you are bringing the light to what’s happening now. Thank you again for great work, and I’m looking to a happy and prosperous year for you and all of us, your subscribers. Cheers!
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    Clive P.
    25 December 2020 @ 03:20
    New to investing and Real Vision. I have total confidence in you Raoul and the team and I am excited for the opportunities the New Year will bring. Merry Christmas. Kind Regards Clive
  • AC
    Angus C.
    25 December 2020 @ 01:59
    Where's Milton? We miss him!
  • DS
    Darren S.
    25 December 2020 @ 00:07
    Love what you are doing. Can you do more with Real Vision Slack channels, that would be amazing real time inclusive content 👏?
  • CV
    Coen V.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:25
    God shave the queen👌
  • MB
    Mathew B.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:23
    My Island. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCbF34yyvLI
  • WF
    Will F.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:19
    I have loved what you do and it's getting better. I have noticed that reports download with a title of "document" it would be a big improvement to me if they had the report name and date so I could find them later... something like "360_Dec_2020"
  • JM
    Jon M.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:10
    Why did Mike Green leave?
    • JM
      Jon M.
      24 December 2020 @ 23:17
      Dam no edit button I meant Grant Williams
  • PB
    Philip B.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:15
    "Real" fan of Real Vision! Great to learn more about the platform. I work in the wealth management industry and have for 38 Years. Our frim has approximately 1.8 billion in assets with the majority through our RIA and then some ancillary brokerage assets. In working with the mass affluent and a large number of baby boomers it can be problematic translating the changing investment climate, especially with fixed income as an asset class essentially disappearing and the evolving Crypto asset space. We are all products of what we have experienced and it seems things could be very different in the near future. My partner who is 15 years younger is passionate about the crypto space and introduced me to Bitcoin 2016, Its been interesting to say the least. We need help educating our baby boomer clients and friends. Real Vision has been a fantastic resource, THANKS SO MUCH! Provide any suggestions you may be hearing from others in the wealth management space., Thanks again!
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    Howard h.
    24 December 2020 @ 23:01
    I am so happy with the expansion especially the technical analysis. I am after courses for technical analysis, what is correlated, why do we hedge, how do we hedge, how to hedge with options. portfolio management. I would love to see all this and would totally support this company.
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    Howard h.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:58
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    brian b.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:53
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    brian b.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:50
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    Michael M.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:47
    Glad to see some technical content in the works. Having been a passive index investor my whole life I don't know where to start with that and suspect a large portion of people coming from that mindset don't either.
  • AW
    ADAM W.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:42
    I'm in Raoul! Let's get at 2021.
  • EM
    Emerick M.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:23
    Happy Holidays! Long BTC & ETH!
  • MO
    Matthias O.
    24 December 2020 @ 22:06
    I would like to learn about Risk Management! :)
  • AM
    Alexander M.
    24 December 2020 @ 21:50
    Great stuff as usual. I can't thank you enough for the amazing crypto coverage in particular along with everything else RV covers, which is all encompassing. RV is a university of learning and more power to everyone who makes it so. Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year to one and all.
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    terry m.
    24 December 2020 @ 21:28
    Hey Rumking Raoul - nice front porch & soundtrack dude !
  • ML
    Michael L.
    24 December 2020 @ 20:54
    This video's music would be absolutely perfect if you ever decide to compile a Real vision "bloopers" or gag reel during these takes.
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    24 December 2020 @ 20:49
    Cheers Mate .... thanks for everything ... feliz Natal de Lisboa !
  • CB
    Chris B.
    24 December 2020 @ 20:46
    Happy holidays RV and thanks for the great content. Nice dog butt in the first few minutes - LOL
  • JJ
    JARED J.
    24 December 2020 @ 20:08
    The Cayman Islands ought to pay Raoul a commission for all the free advertising he has given them this year. :)
  • SR
    Steve R.
    24 December 2020 @ 19:45
    Fantastic Christmas wishes to everyone at RealVision from Auckland, New Zealand! Let me know if you ever want to to open up an Auckland Office :-)
  • JK
    Jake K.
    24 December 2020 @ 19:34
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    Ivan P.
    24 December 2020 @ 19:18
    Happy Holidays Raoul and Team! I am learning a lot and I am excited to be a member going into 2021. Thanks! Ivan P.
  • AN
    Andrew N.
    24 December 2020 @ 19:16
    Finding RV in 2020 has been life changing. It has provided me insight and information that is commensurate with my level of knowledge and time commitment that I am able to give it. The sheer amount of content on RV is astounding. My one regret is that I don't have enough time in the day to extract more value from it. Well, I do have a second regret. I should've increased my stake in BTC. Without RV, I may not have even take a position in it. So, I'm grateful for that.
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    douglas w.
    24 December 2020 @ 19:02
    Raoul and the entire RV Team - 2020 has been cray cray - next year will probably be equally bonkers. This past year has been ridiculous on all levels and you pulled at least seven rabbits out of that hat! Hope everyone has a chill+safe holiday. Peace and Happy 2021!
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    Tom R.
    24 December 2020 @ 18:00
    Great 8 months! Being a fly on the wall was fascinating. Found so many answers to so many top tier questions. The most fortunate discovery? I'm not alone. Many share the same interests, questions, pursuits, desires, and it's not juts about a profitable P&L. Thanks to the RV Crew behind the scenes! Merry Christmas everyone! And a safe, healthy, loving & prosperous New Year! Mahalo! Tom
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    William E.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:58
    5 dislikes? Apparently some people don't have any Christmas spirit. This video reminds me of one of my favorite shows "Death in Paradise" for some reason, must be the music. Anyhow, thanks for all the great content Real Vision has provided this year and have a Merry Christmas!
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      24 December 2020 @ 17:24
      Exactly the vibe I was going for!
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    Steven V. | Contributor
    24 December 2020 @ 17:14
    Happy to be a part of Real Vision's Explainer team!
  • HC
    Hernán C.
    24 December 2020 @ 17:04
    LOL let the man have a drink in peace, he's done so much already! Merry Christmas to you all!
  • JV
    Jerry V.
    24 December 2020 @ 17:03
    Lol, setting a new standard - The Queens Speech is brilliant - Pura Vida
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    Henry S.
    24 December 2020 @ 16:38
    Real Vision has had an incredible year but the one thing I've always wanted to have an answer to is.... What is doggos name? :) P.S Happy Holidays everyone, all the best for 2021.
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    Sam D.
    24 December 2020 @ 16:34
    Thanks Raoul and RV team for a great learning year! Living in the cold Midwest I enjoyed you filming the segment on the beach. Here's an idea. Have a contest where the winner gets to come to the Cayman islands and have a drink with you on the beach and get to pet Nala and Zuzu. Happy Holidays!
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    Michael K.
    24 December 2020 @ 16:16
    Merry Christmas to all...did Dr. Gavin Wood send Raoul a parachain Christmas Shirt or am I reading too much into things? Awesome content delivery this year guys - cannot wait to see what you accomplish in 2021. Cheers.
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    Ernesto R.
    24 December 2020 @ 16:07
    thanks Raoul for everything this year and to all RV team next year will be even better cheers from Peru
  • KL
    Kerrie L.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:56
    I'm onboard with the education! I've been dropping comments for several years, so happy to see it happening. I wanted to do the bond trade last year but had no idea how to buy Eurodollar futures and had no confidence with the little guidance I could find. Crypto is another area where there is a big learning curve. I've finally started buying but I'm nervous about hard wallets. Raoul you and your team are providing an invaluable service. Congratulations on a remarkable year! Merry Christmas to you all!
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    Rafael C.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:51
    Thanks to all the team and enjoy the festive season! A well-deserved rest.
  • RL
    Renee L.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:48
    Happy Holidays to the whole team! Great work, awesome content, keep building!🚀
  • JK
    John K.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:48
    Thanks to Raoul and everyone at Real Vision for the Journey through 2020. Enjoy your rum Raoul and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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    E B.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:46
    Lots of great things and I wish you even better in 2021. Thank you for everything! I do want to a make a comment though: I don't see why RV studios did videos for ARK Invest and especially J.P. Morgan. This is not in line with your brand at all. You can't say you're disrupting the whole damn thing, and then with the next breath you have J.P. as a client. Can you not afford to turn down such business?
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    R L.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:40
    Best in class DTC content creation with an Ed tech platform. With the rising cost of education, the narratives that are pushed in educational institutions, and widening gap between theory taught vs real World required skills, the finance World needs this and wants this. I’m betting your LTV/CAC is extremely high right now given the lack of marketing and I’m betting low churn. With the Ed tech acquisition well integrated, I’m liking where this is going for the business. Given the amount of retail investors likely using your platform, the Ed tech addition should really focus on how to actually deploy dollars. Which platforms, how to use them, how to access certain markets, how to put on trades, etc. for a retail investor. It should include though processes and how to create step by step investment theses. There is a ton of value investing content out there that people can access. Where they fall short is teaching people how to be open minded critical thinkers. Give a man a fish, and you teach him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
  • RC
    Robin C.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:31
    Thanks Raoul and Team. Not just a Real Vision but also a Great Vision. Merry Christmas.
  • SW
    Stefan W.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:21
    Thanks Real Vision! I love your content. Keep up the great work! Best regards from Germany, Stefan
  • MR
    Michael R.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:06
    Great job in 2020 Raoul. Cheers for 2021!
  • PW
    Paal W.
    24 December 2020 @ 15:01
    Where is GW?
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    Benjamin Q.
    24 December 2020 @ 14:32
    Cool. Very cool. Happy holidays everyone. New to the platform and I have to say my growth has accelerated as a result of this platform alone. Truly appreciate all the knowledge here. God bless.
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    George R.
    24 December 2020 @ 14:21
    This was actually really good. Laid back content is always appreciated. Happy Holidays to everyone.
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    Espen J.
    24 December 2020 @ 14:20
    Thank you, Raoul, great year! Here is an animated video about Blockchain & Bitcoin, explaining the technology and some implications. I believe it should be of great interest for RV viewers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FJPgVdF5kY
  • AW
    Abigail W.
    24 December 2020 @ 13:56
    You guys did a terrific job in 2020! Have a merry Christmas and happy new year! PS.: Coconut is the luckiest dog in the world.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      24 December 2020 @ 14:09
      It’s two of them - the Coconut Girls, Two sister - Nala and Zazu
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    Duncan A.
    24 December 2020 @ 13:30
    Fired up for the forthcoming expansion of education content - have a great Christmas everyone !
  • JS
    Jon S.
    24 December 2020 @ 13:14
    Raoul, what a great look...scruffy beard, Santa's cap, and a palm tree. Greetings from the tundra of the upper midwest.
  • SB
    Sean B.
    24 December 2020 @ 12:14
    Excellent, so glad I listened to the 3 free videos 6 years ago and bought the subscription halfway through the first.
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    James C.
    24 December 2020 @ 11:44
    Love it!
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    H K.
    24 December 2020 @ 11:32
    Keep up the good work !
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    Mark G.
    24 December 2020 @ 10:34
    Keep growing and keep learning, RV!