What’s Ahead for Real Vision

Published on
December 21st, 2017
13 minutes

What’s Ahead for Real Vision

Presentations ·
Featuring Raoul Pal

Published on: December 21st, 2017 • Duration: 13 minutes

Co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal delivers a festive message to Real Visionaries around the world and takes the opportunity to outline some of the ground-breaking programming to come in 2018 on Real Vision. From all of us here at Real Vision, we wish you a wonderful holiday season.


  • LC
    Liliana C.
    16 February 2018 @ 06:31
    Thank you Raoul ! Truly grateful to you and the rvtv family!!🙏❤️Always look forward to watching and reading the content you so thoughtfully create,🙏
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    bob s.
    21 January 2018 @ 14:31
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    Richard A.
    19 January 2018 @ 04:36
    I still can’t believe the content will be square pegged into the round hole of two 30 min vids and only one longer vid per week. And the majority wanted this? We want content that is the right length for the subject matter. How deep can you go in 30 mins? Think of how long we will have to go in between Mike Greene (so?) vids now lol. He will be banished to Friday’s only. I would even prefer two 1 hours a week sometimes vs. the forced 30mins. Time will tell I guess. Peace
  • AE
    Alex E.
    13 January 2018 @ 02:01
    I'm a bit late to this party, but I wanted to thank you guys for what you've created in 2017. If the quality of what you guys produced throughout 2017 is any indication, 2018 will be mind blowing! Can't wait...
  • MC
    Ma C.
    11 January 2018 @ 13:35
    Overall, content that can’t be found elsewhere and some amazing surprise gems. I will never forget the piece on US restaurants - forgive me for not looking up the name - that guy was amazing!
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    9 January 2018 @ 11:11
    Thanks for the update and I look forward to the new format that you're planning on doing. I'm a big doco fan and I liked world on the brink. I was a bit surprised with all the negative and emotional comments it got. Good to hear that the negative comments aren't going to stop you doing more docos. I think it's really good that RV is trying new things, change is good. I still love the original hour long one on one interview but it's good to watch RV evolve and innovate. Keep up the great work.
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    Thomas R.
    6 January 2018 @ 00:47
    Thanks to Jim Grant and Mervyn King - however I must offer a special thanks to Raoul Pal for his “Introduction” of enjoying a glass of wine while digesting the richness of each Friday hour long presentation in his recent update. I can now say from personal experience, that I too, highly recommend this practice, and I had the added bonus of having my maiden voyage of this practice listening to this interview – although I have to admit that I migrated mid-point from a unique Sonoma Grenache to one of my favorite single malts. In terms of the interview, regarding one of the possible unintended consequences of Mr. King’s engaging idea of an “insurance premium” on bank lending, one other possible unintended, but perhaps welcome, consequence may likely be a further tightening of credit and reduction of money velocity, perhaps accelerating what most of us have been anticipating all along – a “correction” and return to a more “normal” pricing of risk.
  • PP
    Patrick P.
    22 December 2017 @ 03:51
    My ROI in RV has been around 50X in 2017. I have watched every video and read almost all the comments. I find some of the critics funny and some very insightful. I also subscribe to other services and then mix them all together and bake up what suits my taste. RV makes me think... gives me a starting point to explore and shines a light on some new ideas. Be careful with statistical data.... (I prefer customer survey's)...Keep up the good work ... looking for 100X in 2018.
    • JC
      John C.
      5 January 2018 @ 21:34
      any trades you'd like to let us in on? :)))
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    26 December 2017 @ 23:08
    Whilst I agree with the long standing subscribers who preferred the original structure, I am not averse to the newer structure. Either way I have always cherry picked which RVTV videos I choose to watch, (and more importantly rewatch), and have always felt I only really need one top notch vidoe each month, to justify my subscription and on that score RVTV has thus far over delivered in spades! I can't wait for the new gold series at the end of January, as i thoroughly enjoyed and learnt so much from the last one. I can't remember the last time I watched CNBC or Bloomberg TV, as I feel they just add to the market noise, with most of the content either shallow soundbytes, and / or Keynesian hypnotised talking heads who worship the Fed, while RVTV for me does the opposite! In years to come, I think more and more investors will come to appreciate how revolutionary RVTV was and is!
    • JC
      John C.
      5 January 2018 @ 21:31
      I'd say 5 videos a week was definitely becoming overwhelming esp since I also subscribe to RV Publications. I was getting depressed that I couldn't keep up! New format seems to be more fine tuning than anything and a nice breather. RE CNBC it's really just sound bytes and hype these days, no wonder Bill Fleckenstein calls it 'Bubblevision." I do get something out of watching Josh Brown and the Najarians on the lunchtime show though - more 'actionable' ideas. To be honest even the FT and Wall Street Journal are pretty bad these days and completely PC globalist shills parroting faulty "Western Values" instead of honest debate on public economic policy and what's left of the free markets. Nice to have RV as a much-needed balance.
  • JC
    John C.
    5 January 2018 @ 21:21
    ha ha I'm guilty of 'Real Vision' shame where I felt so guilty not being able to see all the weekly videos. Nice update glad that the fine-tuning continues and RV is so on top of its viewership's needs. Thx Raoul!
  • DC
    Daniel C.
    5 January 2018 @ 01:21
    I love the documentary type content! keep them coming! It's much more engaging than just listening to two people talking in a room.
  • DR
    David R.
    3 January 2018 @ 17:37
    Please keep the transcripts coming (quickly) for when one prefers to speed read rather than watch. Also, a faster 2X playback might facilitate viewing for time challenged people. Regards from (fast paced) Asia.
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    Robert S.
    3 January 2018 @ 00:41
    I would rather let the necessity to answer all open questions to define the length of an interview, than the potential attention span of the viewer Keep up the terrific work. Regards from Munich, Robert
  • LA
    Linda A.
    2 January 2018 @ 21:38
    Great new structure as I would rather have quality over quantity. I really enjoyed the Mark Cohodes interview!
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    Matteo G.
    21 December 2017 @ 13:32
    Raoul I love RV but I think you must avoid the mistake of diluting the quality of your content. world on the brink is exactly that mistake. I also understand why you reduced the number of pieces from 5 to 3: you were in a "launch phase" and it was a kind of promotion. fair enough, but do not tell me that your listeners prefer 3 pieces a week. we prefer 5 and the freedom to chose what to focus on.
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      Bruno A.
      29 December 2017 @ 21:56
      I have been with RV since the beginning. Personally I prefer 3 videos a week, as it forces them to focus on what they will produce instead of diluting to get the 5 videos. It will reduce the clutter and save some of my attention time.
  • JP
    Janusz P.
    21 December 2017 @ 11:58
    Raoul, Allow me please to state some key issues that are often overlooked. One of them is the fallacy of analyzing statistical data that I often see lead to wrong conclusions. I will give you a few examples: 1. Just because data show more people are watching on weekends (possibly even "catching up" on the earlier released content) doesn't mean they prefer cutting down fro 5 to 3 pieces a week. Each individual decides on his/her own "when" to what, yet it should be obvious that they want to have a good choice "what" to watch. 2. When you have 5 pieces a week one can focus on what they want and forget 1-2 pieces that are not interesting to them. It doesn't mean they don't have time for the rest or it is too much. 3. Now, by going to 3 pieces, rest assured most will be watching all 3 pieces, especially since you will be going down from 5 hours of content to about 2 hours per week. Your future data analysis may lead you to believe that it was the right choice, while in fact all it means is that in the absence of quality 5 hours of material a week to choose from they watch all you provide. It may further lead you to another wrong conclusions. An real life example: I was totally uninterested in crypto content so I skipped it and devoted my time toward 2-3 quality hour long pieces a week. With the current change on RV, in the absence of other material to watch, I find myself watching the content I would never watch otherwise. What will the data analysis tell you? Can you see my point? 4. The above examples are meant to show you that statistical data analysis, if done incorrectly, may lead one to some stupid ideas and later even support the claims the change "was right". This is one of the problems I often see by those that are trying to bundle human emotions/preferences/needs into the "numbers game". All I can advocate for is doing the much harder work of combing through viewers comments to see what they really want/like. 5. I hope RV is not going to collapse under its own success, which is often the case of companies that try to do too much too quickly. Just think why you started RV, what was unique to RV subscribers that got onboard? Wasn't it the long in depth conversations? 6. And to summarize some of the above points: As you have noted yourself, the comments under "the world on the brink" were... (let's be frank) TERRIBLE! Funny that you had to point out it was edited by 23 year old. What do we care who edited it? Don't get me wrong here, it was a decent piece of entertainment but this is it. I could rumble on how cliche it was (in fact it was extremely shallow, on the boarder of stupid, a true insult for good journalism) but let me just politely say that "world on the brink" has no value at all to whatever RV subscribers came for in the first place (see #5). The people that "liked it" might have liked it for the entertainment value provided that there will be a lot of other "normal" quality content to watch the subscribers came for. But ask them what would they say if all RV material was like "world on the brink" and you will see the true colors. 7. Finally, it is interesting to hear that you are not only doing statistical data analysis but also "listen" to what people want. But it is funny that you want to provide "trade ideas" service. Might be good for a business, but you you know that for sure that ethically it is ridiculous service to offer. Of course there are a lot of people that "want" that type of service. But that only proves they haven't been watching quality RV stuff in the first place, realizing that for every long idea there is a valid short one and that's one of the reasons why trading is so hard and can not be spoon fed.
    • JP
      Janusz P.
      21 December 2017 @ 12:08
      With the above comments, my intentions are not to rumble but keep RV what it stood for when I joined. Sadly, I have to say that the quality is going down (at rollercoaster speeds) not because of lack of investment or effort, but rather wrong choices being made.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      21 December 2017 @ 13:01
      I would suspect you are in the minority Greg. I welcome the reduction in content. Quality not quantity is what matters. With some more focus I’m getting so much more value out of RV. It’s also ridiculous to suggest RV ignore data analysis, and I struggle to get my head around your justifications for this suggestion across 1-4 above. World on the Brink was certainly divisive but I personally thought it was over criticised. I think for the time / effort put into it a user did not derive the same payback, but I also think investing is about process and education, and this piece served the latter somewhat. I hope the criticism doesn’t put RV off being bold. Lastly, I have to say I absolutely love the new trade ideas service. There’s nothing funny about RV wanting to provide this - it’s pretty clear this is a request from a lot of members. I have to say I couldn’t disagree with your comments any more, and apologise for frankness in advance. But I just couldn’t leave your comments to be representative.
    • MG
      Matteo G.
      21 December 2017 @ 13:26
      I totally agree.
    • WE
      William E.
      21 December 2017 @ 18:30
      As is usually the case, I believe the truth is in the middle (no not very original). I do miss the hour long videos and at the same time admit that keeping up was sometimes hard. My recommendation for 2019, as the 2018 format deserves a run at it, is to consider adding back a bit of the old format... maybe only 4 days with Monday and Tuesday quick and Thursday & Friday longer.... alowing for that weekend catchup. Don't misunderstand; I think the RV team is great and you have helped me grow!
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      Nate I.
      29 December 2017 @ 04:39
      I'm not thrilled with the 30 min decision. It's not enough time to cover a topic and there are plenty of sound bite outlets that are free. Even an hour is often too short. RV should have sold "World on the Brink" to public television. I'm sure it was expensive to produce and it didn't deliver anything useful.
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    Kevin K.
    28 December 2017 @ 19:18
    I have no bone to pick with the matter of reducing the videos published from 5 to 3. Can see both sides of the argument and the benefits/drawbacks in changing the frequency of videos published. My concern is more regarding the depth that some of the videos go into a subject. Particularly the "Big Story" format. I find that whilst the series has provided insight and draws the viewers attention to particular themes they rarely go deep enough in covering the subject in depth. I'd like to see more thorough analyses on these subjects perhaps by extending the duration of the videos allowing for more material to be covered. I find myself doing my own research post the video being published and uncovering content elsewhere (youtube, articles, blogs) that provides more depth on the topic. I think RV needs to decide what level of audience they are looking to cater for and what balance they want to strike in terms of video length versus depth of content provided. If they get this right I'm sure they can only improve on what is already a strong product offering.
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    Lyle K.
    28 December 2017 @ 00:26
    RV you guys should try to get Steve Drobny for a guest, would be a brilliant mind to turn inside out.
  • Nv
    Nick v.
    27 December 2017 @ 15:04
    The value for money keeps falling....and falling
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    shaun w.
    26 December 2017 @ 00:04
    I was a huge fan of the early work of RVTV. The hour long free-ranging discussions where anything can be discussed. The original Mark Hart and Simon Orgus videos were awesome examples of that. I am seeing that the videos are becoming more focused in terms of subject matter which I think could be attributed to the growth of the platform and production staff. I don't mind that and alot of subscribers will be up for that. I understand that RVTV will always have financial insights as the cornerstone of its content but one of the reasons that the Mark Cohodes was so popular was you got to see the humanity of the investor. Not to sound too philosophical, having the room for the guests talk about non-financial knowledge in between their main investment theses is askin to the spaces between the spokes of a wheel. Very important. There is alot of untapped potential with the Think Tank content platform. The Think Tank platform is the nexus for alot of great financial information subscriptions, all of which vary in price and focus of subject matter. For RVTV to tap the full potential for the retail investor with finite resources and a different core philosophy to invest, there needs to be a thought-framework or mechanism (excel spreadsheet) on how to allocate resources to create an investment research portfolio with parameters of price, subject matter focus, time-frame of outlook etc) Creating an investment research portfolio is a very complicated problem and currently, alot of research have been provided with offers to subscribe to other services and people have to decide on an adhoc basis. I wonder how investment funds with limited budgets decide how to allocate resources to other people's research?
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    Charles C.
    25 December 2017 @ 00:43
    Thanks Grant and Raoul. When I signed up as a charter member I never dreamed RV would become as exciting, insightful, and useful as it has. You and your team have continued to raise the bar year after year. Here's to you for a fun, happy and successful 2018 (and beyond).
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    gabriel b.
    22 December 2017 @ 08:18
    While I still really enjoy my real vision subscription, I can't help but feel a little frustrated that i paid for a 3 year subscription and am getting less content after the fact. As others have mentioned, have 5 videos and a week and let people choose what interests them or aligns with their investment skills/abilities to get the most out of your product. Also I can't help but feel that the add on subscriptions take away from focus on your main/basic subscription. Overall I am still happy with the content being generated for the price I am paying, but the trend isn't positive in my mind. I used to go to friends and say "listen you have no idea what you are missing, you need to subscribe to we can talk about these themea together." I enjoy my subscription but I find myself doing that less now. When you raise the price and reduce the amount of content, its needs to be noticeably better I feel like launching multiple subscription services is diluting quality for basic subscribers. Just some thoughts... it comes across more negative then I feel about the product in totality but those would be my beefs with what's being said and done here at rea vision.
    • PP
      Patrick P.
      22 December 2017 @ 10:01
      Agree with your premise !
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      Brad F.
      24 December 2017 @ 23:03
      Plus 1
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    Sean C.
    22 December 2017 @ 20:26
    Well if they really do listen to us, and pay attention to the comments (and votes on the comments) I predict an abrupt reversal in course back to the old path.
    • MY
      Madjid Y.
      24 December 2017 @ 18:16
      Sounds like socialism / communism to me, let's cut content, so the busy man/ women can watch. I think you lost me here. Saxo is providing more video content than RV for free, and it's not trading ideas to boost their profits, it's pure market analysis. RV you are making a big mistake by following the average man needs. For those who are pro content cutting, watch what you can, when you can, but don't force others to shrink to your level.
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    John M.
    24 December 2017 @ 03:16
    Just my 2 cents: Firstly, let me say that I am satisfied with RV. I think Raoul & the RV Team are doing a great job. Cutting back content to three pieces a week affords an opportunity to improve quality (higher quality interviewees, better content, etc.,). I value quality over quantity. I would also like to suggest for consideration that some investment areas could/should receive more focus, for example commodities, income investing and special situations.
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    dude m.
    24 December 2017 @ 03:05
    Wow!!! this is EXACTLY why I subscribed to RealVision. At each minute of this video, I had to refrain my self from pressing the Thumbs Up icon repeatedly. It is as if, I've finally feel that someone is listening to ME. And delivering media content, custom designed to ME. You are on the leading edge of custom marketing content. And I'm so grateful to be a subscriber of RealVision! Happy Holiday and thank you so much! Jonathan
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    Gary O.
    23 December 2017 @ 22:17
    Keep it coming Real Vision! Can't wait for 2018!
  • JV
    Jens V.
    23 December 2017 @ 20:07
    Thanks Raoul and RV team. Keep up the good work! And great idea wrt HFT doc
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    23 December 2017 @ 14:15
    Thank you guys, you do great work! But Commenting on "World on the brink": Please DO documentaries, BUT PLEEAAASE don't let the opinion of just one group influence it that way. This series was heavily flawed IMHO since it was produced by people working in the US military and industrial complex. It is important to talk to those guys. BUT DON'T LET THEM CREATE THE SHOW!! But I don't have to like EVERY show on RVTV. Please continue to create controversial stuff and interviews, and documentaries... I LOVE IT. Merry Christmas to all of you!
  • TM
    Tony10 M.
    21 December 2017 @ 19:22
    I always enjoy your content especially the long stuff but dropping from 5 to 3? Who did you ask? I say go from 5 to 7 per week! Love your stuff just need more of it
    • EF
      Eric F.
      22 December 2017 @ 00:30
      I wish I had as much time as you on my hands.
    • TM
      Tony10 M.
      22 December 2017 @ 05:55
      Try minimalism for a year. Trust me it's life changing. All the spare time you could ever need.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      23 December 2017 @ 13:13
      Re-read your post, you clearly don’t understand the definition of minimalism.
  • WM
    Will M.
    22 December 2017 @ 16:46
    I have thoroughly enjoyed RV since I joined up a couple of years back. Up until recently (getting busy of late) I was able to watch almost all of the RVT production and thumbs-up 95% of the content. I also subscribed to Macro-Insiders and am hoping that investment will pay off next year. My one disappointment was the Think Tank format and I did not renew this service. I think I understand what RV is trying to do with it, but for me it is just too jumbled and the graphics incredibly distracting. I have not watched the World on the Brink as I can get think sort of info from many other sources and it has received quick a lot of negative comment. However I appreciate that many others found it valuable. I look forward to the series on gold since that metal is of prime interest to me personally. I care little for the crypto section though I know it has strong appeal for many interested viewers and this site provides good coverage for those wanting to know more. (Bitcoin I believe, though the technology will most likely flourish, develop, and become an integral part of transactional business, that it it neither currency nor a store of value. Governments will recognize the potential to disrupt their financial applecart and regulate it under government authority. Gold is true money.... or else banks and governments would not bother to still hold any IMHO). But I digress, I do not have strong opinions on the proposed content frequency or changes. I think RVT is still trying to find its sweet spot and I suspect Raoul, Grant et al will indeed balance their subscribers wishes with what the goal behind RVT was in the first place. You simply cannot make everybody happy and must ultimately cater for the majority of viewers even if 10 - 15% take flight annually. As a result of RVT I have sampled a couple of other publications following interviews given on this site and I have also placed sizable sums (6 figure) with funds after reviewing their prospectuses. So I am actively using the service and putting money in places I would never have considered before. All in all I am very pleased with RVT. Keep up the great work but just be wary of creating to wide a platform thus diluting your original goals. I sense 2018, more than any other year since the GFC, may well see the beginning of financial events that will impact all RVT viewers profoundly in one way or another. I would like to read about it all on this site first! My very best wishes to you all at RVT and to all the many subscribers who choose to take the time to comment on these boards whether I agree with you or not.
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      James V.
      22 December 2017 @ 20:52
      Agree with William's comment on the graphics in Think Tank. Simpler is better!
    • JL
      J L.
      23 December 2017 @ 11:09
      I am a subscriber to all three services and am pretty sure for active investing think tank has the highest return per dollar invested unless we are talking at least 1M in assets
  • CG
    Chase G.
    22 December 2017 @ 01:00
    Love RV. What about a deepdive investigating some exciting indivual stocks?
    • PC
      Peter C.
      23 December 2017 @ 06:17
      Couldn't agree more
  • AG
    Alex G.
    23 December 2017 @ 03:50
    Excited for the new year ! Ill never cancel my subscription
  • TS
    Todd S.
    23 December 2017 @ 03:47
    Thank you for the update Raoul. This platform is one of those things in life I just can’t live without. Bravo on what you and Grang have been able to achive his year. I am a life long subscriber.
  • CB
    C B.
    22 December 2017 @ 23:05
    I've been a subscriber since Day 1, and I'd like to congratulate Raoul and Grant on their achievements with RealVision. Most importantly, as Raoul points out, they have kept this medium advertisement and promoter-free. Long may that be the case!
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    Kristian v.
    22 December 2017 @ 19:56
    Thanks Raoul and everyone at RV. You guys are doing an amazing job. RV was one of my best purchase decisions in 2017 and I’ve become competely hooked. Keep up the great work!
  • LJ
    Lawrence J.
    22 December 2017 @ 13:22
    I would like to see a series on "Dark Money Pools" and on Eurodollars. I'd also like to understand better the Swaps Market. So a series on that would be helpful.
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    vasilis p.
    22 December 2017 @ 12:18
    Can't wait!!
  • EC
    Edward C.
    22 December 2017 @ 10:55
    Can not wait for the gold series. Have read a lot of the history and Grant is sure to bring it to life.
  • BB
    Bojo B.
    22 December 2017 @ 10:10
    I welcome focus on quality, and on specific topics. Also, it would be great to have Grant and Raoul a conversation between them once or twice a year.
  • BF
    Bret F.
    22 December 2017 @ 10:03
    2018 will be an amazing year to be part of RealVision. I think you know, I am not part of the 6 figure crowd. But understanding, hoping and helping make a better life for family. Is what i think about everyday when investing. Learning how the world has SO many unsustainable bad habits to over come. Debt,inequity,old age,pension short falls etc. Macro Voices had Juliette Declercq last week. . Below is a copy of Juliette thought on fed politicization and hope of bring the poor up. Just a little bit . How 200 million people really getting raise's could could could .....5 % GDP who knows Juliette: Is it good or bad for the Fed to be ran by businessmen rather than economic PHDs… hmmmm Well this is another interesting question Erick and one that I will thrive to try and nail down in 2018. My first line of thoughts there … is that pragmatism is a good thing, as I explained during this interview there are many well-documented reasons why the disconnect between workers and profits has happened and therefore why the Phillips curve is broken - possibly for good. Today, using myself as a pragmatic, I am thinking that a faster balance sheet unwind and less hikes would achieve a good policy mix of injecting volatility into assets and prevent the formation of bubbles (via a much steeper curve) whilst still supporting the real economy. What could the Fed have done better? Let’s think of what a pragmatic Fed would have done in this cycle: it should have left the ECONOMY rather than ASSET prices run hot … shrink liquidity and the balance sheet more aggressively rather than hike rates. The trickling down theory that uses financial asset prices to incentivise economic agents to re-leverage in order to soothe the symptoms of the end of the debt super cycle is clearly an error and one that the Fed will struggle to blame on the government for much longer. In fact, the asset price pump should really only be used in emergency phases, not after QE1. But let us look at the reasons it happened: fear of seeing inflation-expectations collapse in a Japan-like deflation debt trap. The Fed has given itself a clear 2% inflation mandate (I should say that I have written a report on this in July and it is interesting to realise that the sacrosanct 2% target actually came out of nowhere … on a whim). Today’s Central Bank’s big issues is trying to achieve an explicit inflation mandate and an implicit growth mandate that are actually not achievable in the mid or long term because of the end of the debt super cycle, demographics but also and more importantly Capitalism’s fault that continuous growth has its own limit. The bottom line is that R* is probably still negative and that monetary policy making at the lower bound is difficult to navigate. Not printing so much money would have meant a healthier macro environment but also a lower growth path that has to be accepted politically and has grave consequences in terms of future pension affordability and debt profile. In a way, whether you have a PHD in economics or not, it is easier to bury your head in the sand … focus on short-term gains and pretend that the preset mandate is still relevant and achievable. Everyone in the spotlight has interest in continuing to believe that a capitalist model is sustainable. So will a businessman be more courageous and willing to wean the economy off its asset price addiction? Nothing is less sure and the real danger is a Fed that is politicised and starts manoeuvring the economy following the election cycle. You know … I actually had some forms of hope that someone like Trump would see the opportunity of fixing inequalities to unleash spending power and spur productivity but what actually got delivered is a narcissist reform package focused on pumping up assets until the next election … I mean its mind blowing to see that the tax reform delivers tax cuts now at full employment that are taken away after Trump is hypothetically re-elected. A Fed that is pragmatic and willing to question models, YES and especially if the longer-term good can prevail at the expense of some shortterm pain (which you will have to agree Erik has become a rare species even in the corporate world). But a Fed politicised would be a disaster for the United States (although probably a blessing for macro traders as policy errors would abound!). Thanks to all at RV
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    Glenn G.
    22 December 2017 @ 03:57
    "Crisis in the Auto Sector"....We are 6 months down the line from when that segment was originally produced and I would really like to see a follow up because the crisis certainly hasn't translated to the stock prices of HTZ, CAR, CACC, SC, GM, KMX....... they have rocketed up in fact in most cases over the last 6 months. What I would like to know is whether or not we are just fattening up these Christmas turkey or will we see a dramatic fall off with yearend earnings ? Following Daniel Ruiz's work and Twitter feed it seems that there is still lots of evidence of problems in the auto sector. Thanks in advance for any work that could be done on that.
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      Glenn G.
      22 December 2017 @ 04:01
      While I am at it - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the RV gang! The content recently has been outstanding and worth every penny. Thank you!
    • MR
      Marten R.
      22 December 2017 @ 09:39
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    Marten R.
    22 December 2017 @ 09:33
    Let's face it, we all loved the original RVTV product which is why we subscribed.............. So... change is inevitable but it isn't always good. The original RVTV was low production cost, but innovative in terms of getting to people who were not in the public domain, getting true insight and creativity, different perspective and fresh ideas. Low production cost also = quick production time and in financial markets - speed to market - matters. I personally want Real Vision, in Real Time and I prefer content quality to production quality. I think if you draw out the straw man in terms of 'the path forward for RVTV'... you have 1. 'more of the same (but develop and innovate along those lines) or you have 2. 'change the product'... It seems that RVTV have elected to change the product which made them a success in the first place... Very risky. There are parts of this direction which I like... conversation with Grant looks like a winner.. the first instalment was probably the best work I've seen Grant do on RVTV (I also subscribe to TTMYGH...) Jim Grant is a legend... so anything he touches will be fabulous. As for the rest... not so sure... but I have an open mind and an objective disposition. Thanks RVTV for 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Lets hope 2018 is even better. MR
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    Robert O.
    22 December 2017 @ 05:40
    Have you considered doing a "Big Story" series on the new US tax plan and how this will effect the markets and US and foreign businesses. With the mind power of Real Vision this topic discussion could be a great help to us as investors entering into 2018. On the surface the new tax plan and potential tax refund may result in a higher US stock market for at least the first half of 2018. I would very much like to see this debated. Weldon - Live (focus on the US) suggests that some improvements in the real economy are already taking place, so will this further boost the economy and inflation; will commodity prices start to rise as potential demand picks up?
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    Abhimanyu G.
    22 December 2017 @ 04:53
    One of the things I love is to read through the comments section after each video. While I don't agree with many "feedback" comments below, I recognise that each subscriber has their own preferences which is as important and valid as my own. I guess the tough part as the provider of content is deciding which direction to go in, and I wish Raoul/Grant & the team at Real Vision the best in those endeavors. My own view is that RV has been one of the best investment decisions of 2016/17 for me. I look forward to each and every video/article, and I have seen countless interviews which left me in awe of both the interviewer and the interviewee (e.g. latest Grant/Marc Cohodes interview was absolutely superb!). I also get the impression that RV is constantly trying to evolve and improve its offering to make sure its subscribers are able to extract the maximum value for the money that they are paying. This leaves a very positive impression on me. I am sorry if I sound like a paid PR post for RV (I assure you I am not!). I am just very happy with my subscription, that's all :) Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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    Nicky S.
    22 December 2017 @ 04:10
    1 wish for Christmas! Make these videos available on Apple TV or Roku.
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    HODL H.
    22 December 2017 @ 02:30
    Update note, map seems to be running pretty well, but when i comment on something lile this, the iphone keyboard covers the comment box. Try it yourself. Excited for 2018!
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    Mark T.
    22 December 2017 @ 02:04
    Please do a feature or two that explain dark pools and their effects on market participants.
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    Eric F.
    22 December 2017 @ 00:57
    Wow, very exciting. Love the direction RV has taken. I was getting somewhat overwhelmed by the content - both in terms of watching it and processing it. Maybe FOMO stopped me picking & choosing but love the 3 days a week format. Also really like the mix of long & short. I do understand some of the comments below about dilution but have to say I don’t agree with them at all. I think the timing of offering 3 year deals / cutting content down to 3 days was just unfortunate timing, with some people misinterpreting that. I’d ask people to reevaluate their thinking here - just look at the huge increase in production quality! Keep up the great work and really looking forward to the gold series.
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    Justin C.
    21 December 2017 @ 23:07
    Been with RVTV since the early days. I've had enough of the new fancy graphics, low density content and rapidly increasing subs. Even if I did have a a "lunch hour" to waste, I would not spend it watching this type of "content"? Where are the ideas that make money? RVTV was great 2-3 years ago but not any more. This might sound bitter but I have not lost a penny as a result of watching RVTV. I'm just very disappointed that "the revolution" we hear so much about has been hijacked somewhere along the line. I'm off.
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      David S.
      22 December 2017 @ 00:33
      What were the earlier interviews that you preferred?
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    David S.
    22 December 2017 @ 00:29
    Happy Holidays and New Year to everyone in the RV family! I am looking forward to 2018 and all the new interviews. Thanks for all the hard work and effort all of you put into RV. You have made RV important and relevant! DLS
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    James V.
    22 December 2017 @ 00:12
    To Raoul, Grant, and the entire Real Vision team, Thank YOU all of your fine work in 2017. This is a great service. You've come a long way in a relatively short time and I look forward to the continuing evolution of RVTV under your capable guidance.
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    Melanie A.
    21 December 2017 @ 23:43
    Sounds great. Love the new Grant (both Jim and Williams) series and look forward to the gold, HFT and other documentaries in 2018 (RVTV, IMHO, is all about enriching and learning). Thank you!
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    Bruce L.
    21 December 2017 @ 23:02
    I have been a trader and consumer of all forms financial information and research for over 4 decades and Realvision stands alone in my experience. I was a very early subscriber and have not ever spent better money.
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    Jesse H.
    21 December 2017 @ 22:25
    Brilliant - a vision I can get behind, and appreciate you guys pushing the envelope as you always have done. But please do stick to your bread and butter core competency of compelling long-format interviews with Raoul, Grant, Mike Green, etc.
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    Chris D.
    21 December 2017 @ 17:41
    Raoul & the Team, Thanks for everything that you do. Hope that things get more exciting in the Future! - Chris
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      Bryan T.
      21 December 2017 @ 22:18
      Yes, well done. I've learned a lot - a rewarding investment in myself.
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    Harry J.
    21 December 2017 @ 19:58
    For my money Mike Green has the best questions and guides the conversation to a meaningful conclusion. I’ll take one a week if you can get him to do it!
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      Bryan T.
      21 December 2017 @ 22:15
      Totally agree. Where's Mike... anyone, anyone, have you seen Mike, anyone...? He is part of your A team but MIA over the recent past. Try to accomodate his schedule and have him back if possible.
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    darius g.
    21 December 2017 @ 21:14
    Hi RV, I believe I understand your aims and the whole package looks very good going forward. However the best part of RV for me was having 1 or 2 quality broad ranging Macro interviews each week, every week, focusing largely on markets. I understand it's difficult to deliver 'content' from an original group of interviewees (especially in a somewhat quiet year), but it is somewhat of a shame that this is being diluted because this was the core of the service for me. Telling stories is great, but that should be secondary to providing valuable information/insights. Keep up the good work! D
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    Samuel B.
    21 December 2017 @ 17:49
    Hey RV, Is David from Aspen trading still continue to do his monthly contribution for 2018 ? Cheers Sam
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    Igor O.
    21 December 2017 @ 17:34
    Go RV! Best wishes to all RV team. Igor.
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    Tom D.
    21 December 2017 @ 16:38
    Very fine talk, Raoul; something you can’t say without sounding self-centered, I will say. RV’s appeal to me is the honesty, openness, sincerity, civility, and intellectual exchange of ideas without the one-sided unfriendliness and character assassinations that predominant our society. Although I found On the Brink decidedly wrong-headed, it was enlightening and worthwhile to hear from the people whose erroneous ideas made the world such a mess. The hubris on exhibit explained why mistakes go unrecognized, and for that reason alone, it was a good show on why and how we got to the brink. Although some viewers on this website don’t see it, the solution is to stop doing what does not work. President Trump is trying to make the corrective solutions. His vocal opponents need to give him a chance. I very much look forward to the gold series. Thank you for RV and happy holidays!
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    Ron M.
    21 December 2017 @ 16:32
    Raoul and Grant, thank you! Best content out there. I've stopped subscriptions of other services due to you guys. Keep it up. 3 shows a week sounds reasonable.
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    Dave G.
    21 December 2017 @ 16:20
    Awesome job guys. truly impressive. Keep up the good work.
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    Richard M.
    21 December 2017 @ 16:03
    Raoul, Thank you for coming before us and including us in on the discussion for the future direction of RVTV. I think I can speak for most when I say that RVTV was unlike anything out there on the financial scene when you appeared. It was fresh, in-depth, and informative like no other program or financial channel. I was completely blown away by the approach (and still am). Thank you so much for what you have brought to us! Now, as far as what you discussed here on the video, it all sounds great! I know I was initially drawn to RVTV by the hour long content with the most incredible people in finance that you debuted with but I also know that's incredibly hard to maintain over the course of a year or more (and you don't want to just repeat and rehash material you've already covered just to fill time). I think the new Friday hour long content with Grant will be fantastic (altho he really set the bar high to maintain with his inaugural segment with Marc - it was truly phenomenal). As far as the documentary features, I look forward to those as well. I really like Dee Smith, he is super bright and really engaging.... BUT, I too found his World on the Brink to be a one-sided documentary loaded with old, outdated thinking by ridiculous neo-cons who obviously are terrified that their world view is falling out of favor (and I must say the cast of characters Dee used seemed like they were straight out of a Hollywood casting agency - refined and pretentious, pompous, upper crust elites who are totally out of touch with the common man (and I'm sure they would like to stay that way - to maintain their cultural elitism credentials!)). Anyway, I look forward to your future attempts with documentaries. Also looking forward to your guest series - Jim Grant is a great one to start that off as he is a personal hero of mine (super sharp and a straight thinker), and yes he would be a great new Fed chairman (of course since that is such a good idea, it will never happen!). Also really enjoy Mike Green, please include him in on this too. 2018 is shaping up to be a momentous year. A lot of things are probably going to happen, and I mean really big things (market breaks, political uprisings and shake-ups, inflation possible turning up and all that entails with the gargantuan loads of world debt, etc., etc.). I am truly counting on RVTV to help inform me and guide me through this amazing upcoming time. Please don't fail me!!!
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    Lyle K.
    21 December 2017 @ 15:59
    You can't get better info anywhere at any price. Thanks you Raoul and Grant for bringing these products to the people.
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    Andrew H.
    21 December 2017 @ 15:40
    Seems that their offerings are getting thinner as they add channels. Certainly does not cover as much as it used to on the main channel. Don't get me wrong, still some great content just watered down. Also new material often does not seem to be as market specific or actionable. Offered three year deal, then diluted content. Yes, Cohodes was awesome. Lets elect him.
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    Wes B.
    21 December 2017 @ 15:00
    I preferred 5 a week vs 3. I tend to tune out the Gold ones since they are all redundant. I get it. Grant likes gold. I think it's fair to say that some people will not have interest based on topic. For example, I have little interest in marijuana as an investment (I hope you all kill it in there)... it's just not for me so I won't watch it. I'd prefer more content to less. Let me choose what I want to watch. I was personally losing interest in RV... until that Cohodes interview. That was f##king great.
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    Mohamed G.
    21 December 2017 @ 14:57
    My one beef is this trade service idea, if I am not mistaken aren’t trade ideas offered through an RV segment? Love the content and overall I think you guys are truly kicking ass content wise. Too muc
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    Haz R.
    21 December 2017 @ 10:56
    thanks for your product real vision. i would suggest one thing.... as well as interviewing people I think an educational/explanation section would be very helpful. For example- RV have lots of interviews on bitcoin or ETFs with peoples opinion on where it will end up but it would be good to have detailed educational videos breaking downand explaining how specific things work eg. how bitcoin or ETFs work, with pictures and visual tools to provide the simple minded people like myself a good understanding and no bias.. this would then help us in watching the interviews.
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      Eric F.
      21 December 2017 @ 13:04
      Strongly agree Haz. So many excellent contributors so I would also welcome their input for my further education. Wonder if there is a condensed version to cut us to the chase? To be fair RV have done this before (more on the charting side), but I also welcome this. I’d love to hear from a lot of these guys what their biggest learnings have been, the epiphanies.
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      Gordon S.
      21 December 2017 @ 14:57
      Also agree! I think you should try to get Jonathan Jarvis on board, he makes amazing animations! See for example: The Crisis of Credit Visualized https://vimeo.com/3261363 Still the best video that explains the GFC in 10 minutes in layman's terms.
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    S S.
    21 December 2017 @ 14:11
    Bringing down content from 5 per week to 3 and then every now and again and then constantly being upselled for other products over the past few months. Terrible.
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    S S.
    21 December 2017 @ 14:08
    I'm not happy with the content being brought from 5 per week to 3 per week. The explanation just sounds like an excuse for not producing more content and saving some bucks. When there are 5 per week, we can pick and choose what interests us. Having 3 per week, maybe 0-1 would be interesting to us. Very disappointed.
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    Emil K.
    21 December 2017 @ 14:00
    There's one thing that I believe we can all agree on, whether we like the way RV was or whether we like the way RV will be, and that's that the effort RV puts forth is tremendous. Clear, unambiguous effort to produce quality. That should be supported and I certainly will be.
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    Dimitris K.
    21 December 2017 @ 12:26
    Speaking for myself, subscribing to RealVision since inception has been a real game changer for my professional endeavors . Thanks for not letting me regret. Many thanks to Raoul for sharing and explaining RV's vision and for keeping all of us in the loop. Keep evolving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Dimitris, Athens
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    Heini B.
    21 December 2017 @ 12:06
    I have been watching RealVision for many years and recently had a problem on my mind, after many failures a solution developed and I found my brain cycling back though several RV interviews for confirmation of the way forward. I cant speak highly enough about RV and despite thinking several times it can't get any better . . . it just does. Merry Christmas guys and thanks for continuing to expand our minds.