A Real Vision Update

Featuring Raoul Pal

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

Published on
5 June, 2018
Duration
10 minutes
Rating
17

Comments

  • TS

    Theodore S.

    30 8 2018 23:51

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    Great video Raoul. Love what you guys are doing. Just watched Jim Grant interview Mervyn King which led me to pick up his book "The End of Alchemy". Awesome read! That's what I love about Real Vision....you never know where a video will take you. I have learned so much in the last couple of months.

  • SW

    Scott W.

    24 7 2018 01:40

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    ty for this video..Im greatful you mentioned us, out here trying to learn.
    you have a huge heart, and it shows. I feel a bit overwhelmed at times, but such is learning.
    you folks have created something that will blossom beyong your wildest dreams, simply because you've extended the hand up, not out.

    much love.

  • Kv

    Kristian v.

    29 6 2018 06:37

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    Thanks for the update. From my perspective it really comes down to categorization and organization of content. It’s great to hear that you have Product management working on that as it’s critical. I’m looking forward to the improvements.

    One thing I’d like to suggest is a Favorites list where users can save favorite video’s they’ve seen. Sometimes I see content I really like that I might want to watch again or reference later and a favorites list would help with that. I’ve sort been using the watch later feature for this but it’s not the same.

    Of course once you categorize the vids you can start using favorites or vids liked and dislikes to suggest similar vids to your users. I know AI on that gets pretty tough but maybe you can steal some engineers from Netflix by selling them on the lifestyle of the Cayman Islands :)

  • B

    Bojo .

    25 6 2018 06:41

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    Great explanation, Raoul. I welcome the diversity. Also, series of interviews with Jim Grant, Grant W, and now K. Sokoloff have been amazing. One great thing to keep from the old times would be a conversation, like once or twice a year, between you and Grant, on the big picture.

  • VS

    Vignesh S.

    24 6 2018 16:49

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    More power to you.

    Consider captions, please? (watching at 2x, helps with clarity)

  • VS

    Vignesh S.

    24 6 2018 16:49

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    More power to you.

    Consider captions, please? (watching at 2x, helps with clarity)

  • NR

    Nelson R.

    24 6 2018 13:17

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    Netflix of Finance, you can do it!

  • DT

    Dr T.

    16 6 2018 16:58

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    I Said it before and I'll say it again!

    segments should not exceed 35 minutes.

    Split them into 2 parts if you cannot edit them shorter. I don't have the time for a one hour segment!

    Thomas D Conrad, Ph.D.

  • TB

    Tad B.

    16 6 2018 16:16

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    Just seen this.... I think you guys provide exclusive, informed & eclectic content that's not available anywhere else.... and in a informal style that makes it easy to access.
    I have 3 or 4 areas of interest and when I see something new within those categories I'm excited to watch; they never disappoint.
    I have to admit that I don't watch a large percentage of the content on RV because it does not apply to me or interest me, although I'm sure it's perfect for others.
    I don't feel short-changed at all.
    Surely we all pick & choose...
    We can't all watch every programme: Thought that would be "bleedin' obvious". 😂
    Keep it up gang !

  • AE

    Alex E.

    16 6 2018 01:04

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    Thank you, Raoul, for the explanation for "The Knock-on effect". I was confused as to subject matter and how it was delivered. Now I understand the raisson-de-etre for the videos. Similar to reading the newspaper, one chooses what wants to view while ignoring the others. I commend your efforts to educate everyone. Keep up the good work, Sir...

  • JH

    Jamie H.

    15 6 2018 21:23

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    Rough and ready is what makes media interesting. When you have the calibre, and personality of the people who appear on this platform, you get real depth, and what I've found to be very thought provoking.

    The one thing I lack as someone who has worked in investments from the tech side, is the professional conditioning and sharp feel for good strategies and plays based on market conditions.

    If you could have a series that progresses you through practical skills to get you where you need to be quick, almost like learning new fitness workouts, or martial arts moves, that would be very beneficial. Something like the Million Dollar Trader but with the RV style would be nice.

    Think you are going in the right direction though.

  • RP

    Ross P.

    14 6 2018 01:06

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    Hey Raoul, I love all of the content RV has delivered in the past and where it is heading. I work in the start up space so I can relate to testing and adjusting your product to please current customers and find new ones without compromising your brand. I love the deep dives Grant does and I am sure that this is something on his and your horizon but the term "impact investing" is beginning to gain traction in mainstream. This link is a good starting point to insight around the growth and allocation of capital in this space. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170724005881/en/Impact-Investing-Market-Report-2017-Illustrative-Sector

  • SB

    Samuel B.

    13 6 2018 17:05

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    I have been trading for years, I still want to know the person who doesn't want to hear a trade pitch from a pro in wall street.

  • RA

    Richard A.

    13 6 2018 12:26

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    I hear you Raoul. I will stop whining about the fluff and stick with the content that interests me. Always tried to watch everything but loved your Netflix analogy. I won’t stop whining about the overuse of background and/or jarring music though lol. Stay in business and keep the good content coming so different levels of financial experience stay engaged. Cheers

  • FK

    Firoze K.

    13 6 2018 08:56

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    I'm a recent subscriber and loving the content. My only issue is finding the time to get through it all!

  • PD

    Pat D.

    13 6 2018 08:43

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    Thanks Raoul, for addressing all that you have done in your clip. I am guilty of negatively criticising the "Knock-On Effect". My apologies.
    My RVTV sub is probably one of the best financial decisions I have made. I applaud your vision, your efforts, and your perseverance.
    Thank you!

  • JT

    Jan T.

    13 6 2018 08:41

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    Raoul, firstly absolutely love Realvision, have been member for day 1 when the price was much higher. But you sorted that out very generously with us.

    I think the longer session with Grant Williams have been absolutely mindblowing. The one with Hugh Hendry are still my favourite. I particular enjoy the way how you guys film things.

    But what I think would be useful is, sometimes a hedge fund manager describes a certain trade. It would be good to get some explanation afterwards by an expert on how the trade exactly worked and how a retail client can do something simular. i.e.was the trade done by buying/selling receiver/payer swaptions. TRS etc etc.. And also a bit more about the dynamics of such trade, i.e. sensitivity etc... Than any other educational materials would be usefull, like you did with Charting with Peter Brandt.

    For the rest keep doing what you guys doing!

  • BM

    Beth M.

    13 6 2018 01:52

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    Raoul, what is the best (and direct) way to invest in a rising dollar? Thanks in advance!

  • PF

    Patrick F.

    11 6 2018 15:43

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    "If you don't like it don't watch it" - there in lies the rub or "key point" problem. Real Vision started as a curator of excellent content and now has become a garbage collector. Filtering content is an intensive process for consumers - we only have so much time and it should not be wasted, whatever the price of entry. We had no problem paying Real Vision's high fee because we knew quality was on the other side and did not have to waste as much time finding the good stuff (of course, nothing is perfect). You simply cannot know you do not want to watch it until you have watched it so when you load a channel/platform with garbage it becomes a problem. Bottom line, resources are wasted following your "don't watch it" advice.

    Others will disagree, but I think Real Vision is now watering down, blending garbage, and breaking from successful roots. My take away from this video (building on prior video and e-mails) is Raoul saying to tune out Real Vision. Good call. I'm out.

  • MS

    Max S.

    11 6 2018 07:54

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    I do agree with Raoul, if you do not like a book just put it away, you are not forced to read every single book. But I am for sure certain that (more than) three-quarters of the content that is offered is extremely valuable!

    The idea of the 101 program would be great and highly insightful I am sure!

    Realizing that your audience is so young, is extremely impressive, I thought I was one of the rare ones that wasn't 40+

  • AW

    Austin W.

    11 6 2018 02:48

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    I love when you say the "F" word. #nohomo. Keep doing your thing!

  • RB

    Roy B.

    10 6 2018 22:38

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    I agree with Raoul. It’s like reading the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal: you don’t have to read everything – just the stuff that is of interest. I’ve been on Real TV since the very beginning and have done just that. I intend to will keep doing so. I’m blown away by the fact that your readership is so young. That is most encouraging in this day and age where we’re not sure what the generation is up to financially. Just keep it coming.

  • RP

    Raoul P.

    10 6 2018 14:24

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    *We need an edit function too!

  • RP

    Raoul P.

    10 6 2018 14:19

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    Again, thanks you for being the rock stars that you are an giving us so many great ideas. Just to update you what we are working on:

    A complete content delivery overhaul sorted by series preference so you get the choice what you see but without making it difficult to dip into other series when something interests you or we launch new ones. As ever, to be quick and reactive to input we will roll out Minimum Viable Product versions, iterate and improve and eventually blend in AI (but without the echo chamber - we have some ideas on this). But choice of content and clarity of delivery will help massively. Personal curation of content is the future of the industry and is the key difference between the old world of TV and the new tech-driven world of OTT video channels.

    We are mulling over a 101 style course on two things; market basics (how bonds work, FX, options, etc and even what they are) and also a series on Trade and Portfolio Management. Again, these will be small steps where we gather feedback and engagement and then roll out more complex ones and a broader suite. We are not an education service per se but there is clearly a desire for more education. We will start small and build content here.

    We are building out enormous amounts of new programming to address the needs of everyone and building out the number of platforms that features Real Vision to give you the choice, be it web, IOS app, Android app, Apple TV, Roku or Amazon (and a few more key market leaders).

    We are also looking at an enhanced community as so many love commenting, sharing ideas and getting feedback. The current format is just too clunky for this.

    We wont rest on our laurels. We will keep driving it forwards, taking your feedback into account and creating some even more special than many of us even dreamed of. Lots of work to do, but exciting times

    Raoul

    There is lots fo come in the journey

  • RA

    Robert A.

    10 6 2018 13:53

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    I think housing all of the content of a separately branded channel (ala Think Tank or Macro Insiders) for people who are new to the world of Real Vision - or who need a 101 level course on virtually any concept might make sense. In the description of these new videos in this new brand, you could also make references and have links back to archived Real Vision videos where somebody may explore a topic in more detail. It will remove the clutter for those of us who are here for the more advanced stuff - and provide a bridge for the newbie to 'graduate' to more advanced concepts and content. Could call it 'Real Vision 101' or something to that effect. I think others (like Matt S.) have suggested a version of this.

  • NF

    N. F.

    10 6 2018 13:30

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    It’s evident how much passion Raúl has for Real Vision, and how much he does care about the viewers when he takes the time to update us and explain the roadmap like this. Personally I think the plan is a logical step forward, and everyone should be able to get what they want out of the platform under this plan without feeling that content targeted to a different segment of the viewership is somehow subtracting from one’s own segment. It’s not a zero sum game for the membership.

  • MS

    Matt S.

    10 6 2018 11:09

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    Well Raoul, two things to say;

    1. I've been begging for a series that explains to a macro newbie like myself what are bonds, yields, interest rates, how do they correlate, how to see the world through their lens, given that 90% of the serious videos on RV use a solid understanding of these concepts as the basis for most macro conversations! You want to educate newbies, put your money where your mouth is, so to speak! ;)

    2. Instead of weakening the more professional content of Real Vision with TV magazine style shows, consider opening a YouTube Real Vision Channel with free content, to lure people in to paying for the RVTV higher end more serious content, once they feel they are ready.

  • MS

    Matt S.

    10 6 2018 10:56

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    Whatever you do, do NOT copy Vice in any way!! (for your own credibility - Vice is a shameful left-wing propaganda tool now, a sorry, former shadow of it's once glorious days. I know, I used to read the free 'zines back in the 90s)

  • RJ

    Ryan J.

    10 6 2018 07:47

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    Raoul. Loving your work and the progression of the RV project. As long as the quality remains high, unlike Netflix which seems to prioritise quantity over quality then I'm happy (although I appreciate that sounds subjective). What about an algorithm to recommend content for each user based on preset preferences? e.g. level of experience, risk tolerance, preferred asset classes etc combine this with machine-learning to enhance further e.g. what they watch, what they like, what they comment on etc -

  • MZ

    Martin Z.

    10 6 2018 06:47

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    Well done, Raoul!...Whatever you might think about RV's business strategy, can any of you armchair critics out there imagine Mark Zuckerberg coming out on F-book in his hoodie and giving the kind of honest, humble, detailed explanation of what they are doing (and trying to do) that Raoul just did? It beats the pants off the kind of empty, patronizing Mission Statements that most companies insult their audience with.

    Like he said, they are trying new things, and that takes the willingness to make mistakes and piss some people off. RV is a work in progress, and - unlike CNBC, Bloomberg, and their ilk - you can help make it better, because they obviously are REALLY listening to their audience.

    IMO, Raoul is the financial media's Steve Jobs, minus the turtleneck - and the attitude.

  • JW

    J W.

    10 6 2018 04:18

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    Completely separately, am I the only one who really enjoyed the wal mart vs Amazon b-school kids a couple of years back? I thought that provided a simple, concise explanation of why to choose an investment.

  • CB

    Chuck B.

    10 6 2018 01:48

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    I’m working with the K-12 school district I pay taxes to to create a monthly lunch between small business owners and high school students. The students will have the opportunity listen to the stories of why the owner created a business. Why? Because students are frequently asked what they want to be when they grow up, while learning in a curriculum that doesn’t contribute to answering that question.

    You are giving us a similar “lunch” learning opportunity, and now expanding the range of students that can decrease their ignorance. Knowledge of the few is insufficient to offset the ignorance of the many. I applaud your understanding of this and your effort to address it. The quality of the future the learners will build for themselves will depend on this.

    I am grateful.

  • JP

    James P.

    9 6 2018 14:16

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    Appreciate your honesty. Yes the transition has at times been painful - I've enjoyed some segments a lot less but the core content is still the best. Better navigation tools like just seeing a historical list of all content would be good .. trading is hard enough without having to jump about finding what is relevant to you. I am convinced things will get better. Growing is hard. Keep up the dedication to excellence and a broadening of the content will capture an aspiring audience....

  • BS

    Brian S.

    9 6 2018 14:01

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    I’m a 47-year old Gen-X investor and new subscriber whose been in the markets since 1985, I am one of those stuck in the middle between the professionals and the newbies. I am enjoying the content and appreciate the EVOLUTION of your content and style.

    As the father, I want my teen age son to be financially fluent and capable of managing his own funds as he matures. By expanding your breadth, you are helping to insure that this goal is realistic and achievable.

    I could go on, but since Raoul reads each comment, I’ll stop here, and say “thank you.”

  • DO

    Daryl O.

    9 6 2018 03:17

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    Well said Raoul. Interesting demographics btw. I'm a 67 year old keenly interested in learning and Real Vision is an indispensable part of that for me. It's a fabulous resource. And you're right - not everything on the site is for everyone but hey - that's life. There's certainly enough to satisfy my reasons for subscribing and, without a doubt, in the process of applying my own biased search filters, I've come across content that I wouldn't have initially thought was relevant - but turned out to have great value. Congrats to all involved at Real Vision. I think your motives are first class. And, at the end of the day, that underpins everything.

  • LD

    Lionel D.

    9 6 2018 02:37

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    Hang in there. You are on the right track.

  • JW

    James W.

    9 6 2018 01:03

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    I'm finding very little content of interest since these changes, Raoul. I feel there is no longer enough higher level content for more experienced market watchers. And much of what is left is falling to the general level of internet noise. I hope to be pushed and challenged here. I think younger and less experienced investors should hope for that also. If it doesn't make sense to them now, it will later. But everyone needs to be challenged - that is part of the process of learning and analyzing.

  • AB

    Aaron B.

    9 6 2018 00:51

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    Appreciate the no-bullshit explanation, ignore the haters.

  • PT

    Pamela T.

    8 6 2018 20:45

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    Thanks for moving it forward. Personally, I appreciate the longer, in depth interviews with the "experts" and the straight to the point trade ideas. Like all revolutions, it's a bit disorganized here and there, but overall, it's moving financial education forward in a positive direction and well worth my time and money.

  • EA

    Eddie A.

    8 6 2018 16:52

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    Thanks Raoul, I personally love all of the content, the trade ideas and technical trader series in particular as I am relatively new to investing. I think this whole site and business is revolutionary, and something I have enjoyed throughout the latter part of my degree. Great to see the Realvision team constantly evolving and expanding.

  • FC

    Fractal C.

    8 6 2018 11:37

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    You guys have indeed watered down the content though, Raoul. I am certain that you are seeing that in the metrics such as number of views, times spent on each video, comments / likes etc. It is your choice of strategy of course.

  • FC

    Fractal C.

    8 6 2018 11:37

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    You guys have indeed watered down the content though, Raoul. I am certain that you are seeing that in the metrics such as number of views, times spent on each video, comments / likes etc. It is your choice of strategy of course.

  • GO

    Glenn O.

    8 6 2018 06:13

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    I am a very happy client of RV. I am so glad that you are trying to make it more user friendly .i do have trouble finding topics that I would like to see.
    After watching you interview I now understand that I am not in you major demographics an my hair is much to grey and computers are not my first language. Any thing that you can do to make it easier to source your excellent presentations is most welcome. Perhaps more headings with details of the type of content on the desk top, ie grants interviews or Raoul interviews or trade ideas. For me I am more interested in the longer interviews not 30 second sound bites that you get on main stream media.
    Please keep up the great work like the dollar milkshake.
    Thanks Glenn

  • AH

    Andreas H.

    8 6 2018 05:34

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    love it!!!!

  • BM

    Beth M.

    8 6 2018 02:06

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    You're doing a great job Raoul...love RV...especially the "education" and learning "macro" and all the trade ideas...hugely helpful for this 54 year mom who's keen on making money!

  • MJ

    Manish J.

    8 6 2018 01:30

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    keep up the good work. ;)

  • JK

    John K.

    7 6 2018 23:30

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    Keep up the good work! If we have an idea for how RealVision may potentially obtain feedback from each subscriber for each video, but in a valuable, metricized way, what is the best way to communicate that idea verbally (maybe via a Discord channel (think free VOIP for both RealVision and the subscriber) verses writing a series of enormous emails)? Thank you.

  • Sv

    Sid v.

    7 6 2018 21:40

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    RV is provides me so much value, and I realize I must sort through the content that is useful to me. My problem is I like it all! you guys are doing great, and I am thrilled to be along for the ride.

  • JW

    J W.

    7 6 2018 20:37

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    Raoul, thanks as always for keeping us in the loop on developments. As a long-time subscriber, I would like a different feed for the trade ideas--I typically look for long form content, not short form on RVTV.

    Beyond my personal needs, though, the gap I see in the offering right now is that we have amazing macro analysis at 30 thousand feet and then trade ideas at 10 feet. As you point out in numerous pieces, the biggest challenge for a professional investor is "how do you size the position." For a less sophisticated one, here are things that tend to be lacking from the world of financial media:
    portfolio construction-not just 60/40 or whatever.
    the advantages of keeping money in cash-how much is too little and too much?
    Understanding margin-should retail investors use it?
    Tranching purchases-especially not chasing great ideas
    Evaluating funds (hedge funds, etfs mutual funds)
    Different people have different types of investment styles that work for them--helping them to see different patterns and different possibilities might be useful.

    Potentially, you could even crowd source some of this content--you have a group of us who want to see RVTV succeed and care about helping in the revolution, even if we're not coming to the Caymans to work with you :-).

    Thanks again for doing this--I watch nearly all of your content.

  • MF

    Martin F.

    7 6 2018 15:40

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    I hope it will turn out positively for you to blow up the content. A lot of different target groups. Good luck.

  • KC

    Kenneth C.

    7 6 2018 15:36

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    Raoul, since you read all of these, I just wanted to suggest bringing back The Writers Series. I think it was a great idea before you had the subscribers base to justify it. I get half my book idea purchases from various twitter feeds. So when stumbled on these last night, it was nice to hear the authors explain in a short window what the book was about and how it was written to help people.

  • JB

    Jason B.

    7 6 2018 11:52

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    Thanks for taking the time to do this video Raoul.....reorganizing the content sounds great...
    Is it posible to have a section in the menu that lists all of the latest content, with dates for the episodes on the main file page....

    cheers

  • JP

    Justin P.

    7 6 2018 11:36

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    Hi Raoul, thanks for the great content. I subscribe primarily for the long form content to which I gets lots of value given the considered questions from you and grant and the nuanced responses from your guests. When discussing a thematic such as the issue with car sales in the united states (which i found very interesting) it would be interesting to hear say how a GM or Ford reacts either via an interview with management or investor relations. If they go all elon musk on you or your team call them out on it i.e. tell us that they refused to engage with you. Just dont do what most business tv shows / sell side analyst do and start by saying ohh congratulations on a great quarter etc etc. And essentially just kiss the companies proverbial. Another suggestion is that although the long form content generally discusses medium to long term themes, you should ask a chartist how they currently view the trade idea (just dont tell them what direction the long form interviewee has gone...it doesn't matter if they contradict each other). A final suggestion is to occasionally do long form videos of fund managers presenting trade ideas formally as if they were at sohn or pitching for a mandate (although you should put some limits of this type of content relative to your existing great long form videos). Overall great thought provoking content. I can understand the move to broaden the base just as long as you try to keep up your run rate on the longer form stuff. Cheers

  • DS

    Darryl S.

    7 6 2018 09:52

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    New subscriber and I am not sure where I sit on the scale. Suffice it to say, I find the breadth and quantity of information to be better than I can gain elsewhere - by a long shot. And the subscription is cheap by any comparison. It is accessible, by no means vague, beautifully filmed and edited (past filmmaker experience) and a necessary challenge to my thinking. Thank you.

  • JC

    John C.

    7 6 2018 06:15

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    Long time viewer here. Thanks for this as I was wondering sometimes 'where are we going' but not really in a bad way per se, more like 'what's next?', 'will they get rid of certain segments/themes/series?' etc.

    And to criticize the RV audience a bit, I have to say it.....but there's a lot of drama out that filtering in from social media platforms. I mean come on guys & ladies, if you don't like a particular video or don't understand it then just move on to something you do like!

    When I started as a subscriber there were something like 2-3 videos per week and that was it (!). Now there is so much choice that you have to budget your time and viewing expertise. To which I say 'that's ok' - you can grow into certain things or just choose not to watch. Complaining on and on ad infinitum about certain content you don't like is a rich person's problem.

    Sure it takes me awhile to figure out what to watch, when to watch etc. and I think a bit part of the recent increasing content dilemma is to realize that as Raoul stated you simply can't watch it all - sort of like Netflix.

    Let's face it - there is a LOT of drama out there on social media these days and of course it has crept into RV. But I say let's all continue to be intellectually curious & critical, but less emotional in how we view, respond and comment on the content.

    Maybe I'd say to the average RV viewer 'stop complaining and offer up some constructive criticism?'

    Good stuff RV!

  • GO

    Gary O.

    7 6 2018 05:57

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    I love Real Vision! You guys want to help. You guys want to share.

  • LK

    Lisa K.

    7 6 2018 02:44

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    Thanks for taking the time to update us Real Vision members on the thinking behind the changes.

    I would like to suggest a four hand rating system for each video instead of thumbs up or down.
    And the ability to 5 Star a video, but no more than 10 videos per login.
    Then allow the RV members to search by hand ratings of the videos. There are highly rated/must see (5 star) videos on your site, but impossible to find unless you watched every one of them and saved favorites on watchlist, like me.

    Also for help navigating the site, have a questionnaire or bot to gauge the member's interest. IE for beginners or retiree, based on type of financial investor profile, then have a recommended watchlist of videos.

    I would also like to be able to send my video watchlist to my friends who are Real Vision members.

    Start a place for RV member video submissions, which show how they use Real Vision to change their financial life. How it changed investing style, or business goals, or business plans. Pick the best ones to show.

    Give members who have constructively commented on 100 videos, ability to suggest topics they want to see covered or possible future guests.

    Keep a running Reading list of books that RV guest have suggested/recommended.

    Turn RV videos into curriculum, or Continuing Education credits. Have a viewing plan, and quizzes to test watching retention, and turn into certificates, or special ratings of members, that will show up in when member comments.

    After the crash, be sure to poll the members. Will see how many took the advice to heart and protected themselves.

  • rm

    robert m.

    7 6 2018 01:36

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    cool, and love where you seem to be going

  • ES

    Ellis S.

    7 6 2018 00:37

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    Thanks Raoul, I look continue to feel inspired daily by RV and look forward to a new paradigm in your content and programming. Keep up the great work!!

  • SS

    Sam S.

    6 6 2018 23:56

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    Raoul, I've got say, you've got em talking and commenting---which is awesome!

  • JC

    John C.

    6 6 2018 23:25

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    Thank you for the quip about the connect four game during the interview. I personally found it distracting but understand the need to give the subject matter a coffee house feel to broaden you customer base.

  • PG

    Philippe G.

    6 6 2018 22:42

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    Great stuff Raoul & Co. I'm extremely pleased with Real Vision content and I greatly appreciate authentic engagement like this video.

  • KW

    Kurt W.

    6 6 2018 20:13

    2       0

    Very refreshing to hear your thoughts. Now retired (68) after careers in banking, finance and most recently a small business owner in a mature industry in decline. I knew it was unsophisticated but thought i could change it (lapse in judgement); but learned first hand the destructive consequences of an industry trying to maintain the status quo. Manifests itself in crises management, cronyism and corruption. Hopefully, your strategic thinking, innovation and trial and error is the beginning of a new trend.
    Carry on boys.
    Kurt Wollenberg

  • WG

    Wade G.

    6 6 2018 20:09

    0       0

    Happy I'm here and looking forward to your continued success. Thanks to all of u for all you do.

  • JG

    Jory G.

    6 6 2018 19:43

    2       0

    Most innovation comes from tinkering and experimenting. I am an old (68) newbee and like what you are doing. Tinker on!

  • RP

    Raoul P.

    6 6 2018 19:40

    10       0

    This is why Real Vision is so special. It is a journey for all of us (RV and you lovely lot), breaking new boundaries, testing ideas, failing from time to time clearly communicating what we are trying to achieve and getting thoughtful feedback from you.

    I just get a strong sense that we are all in this together, which is incredible. I, for one, am incredibly proud to have you with us on this journey and this comment thread is so encouraging, useful, enlightening and heartwarming to all the hard working Visionaries working in Cayman, NYC and London (along with a few scattered elsewhere such as Romania, Malaysia and elsewhere in the USA).

    From the bottom of my heart, Thanks you. Here's to the Revolution!

    Raoul

  • NS

    Nico S.

    6 6 2018 18:30

    0       0

    Thanks Raoul for the update as I was wondering whee RV was going with the changes. I get it and certainly understand that change must happen especially if you want to do something different. I love it and that's why I invested in you and feel that this is just a small growing pain to great success in the near horizon. Keep the progress going.

  • PB

    Pieter B.

    6 6 2018 18:25

    0       0

    Awesome Raoul! I am really impressed with all the new products (and the creative presentation with the music and the recent board game) and I already figured out that one can simply pick and choose. The Netflix of finance makes sense! I hope that some the serious folks respect that the audience is broad and that there are many layers in finance. Keep it up and I wish you and your team a lot fun the coming years!

  • VP

    Vash P.

    6 6 2018 17:50

    3       0

    Raoul's comments make sense, they have to survive as a business first and foremost. However, I wish they would bring back some of the older serieses that have not been update. "The Chain" I think it was called, was a really great series and I wish they'd bring that back. The one where the interviewee in each episode becomes the interviewer of someone they look up to on the next episode.

  • AF

    Andrew F.

    6 6 2018 17:26

    0       0

    Thanks for the update Raoul and RV team. Your content is very eye opening and has tons of good content. What you said in your update has made things clearer to me where you going and how you intend to get there. Even if it's by New experiences in your topics. It an eye opener for me and make me think differently. Keep it up and Thanks to all of the RV Team.

  • PT

    Patrick T.

    6 6 2018 16:43

    1       0

    Hi Raoul, thanks for the update. I completely understand and appreciate the need to market RV to a broader demographic, specifically millennials. Makes perfect sense. That said, I'd suggest that RV consider focusing more on specific TOPICS that would appeal to millennials as a way of drawing them in. For example, it would be great if RV became THE place for millennials to consume quality, in-depth financial content on high-interest topics like the sharing economy, disruption, serial entrepreneurship, crypto/blockchain, the FIRE movement, etc.
    Less important, in my opinion, is the need to present topics in a "millennial friendly manner" (e.g. the Knock On Effect). Either way, kudos to you guys for trying new things, seeing what sticks, and accepting feedback from the audience. Look forward to the continued evolution of Real Vision -- thanks!

  • PH

    Paul H.

    6 6 2018 16:02

    1       0

    Raoul - Thank you for this video. I am a new subscriber and have come to Real Vision as a way to increase my knowledge base. I am one of those boomers that you spoke about. I have been fortunate in having benefitted very well from the massive bull market although exclusively as a passive investor. As you have eloquently expressed I ‘know fuck-all about fuck-all’ when it comes to finance and active investing. The service that you’re providing is exactly what I was looking for to provide me the skills to actively manage my investments going forward. Keep up the good work. Teaks & adjustments to your programming are an expected part of the journey that you have embarked on. Your programming is helping me in ways that I never thought possible.

    Paul H.

  • MS

    Mark S.

    6 6 2018 14:59

    2       0

    Raoul I think you guys are doing a great job. I take these adjustments in format and style to be part of growing a business. One suggestion I have, which you may already have in place is that for the Trade ideas when the move goes against the trader, I would hope that you have them back on again. You had I believe 2 separate guys put trade ideas forward recently that required oil to continue up. Clearly back fired. I would like to see those guys back on in a timely manner. One think people hated about CNBC was they'd have some guy make a bad trade, lose 40%, then have him on again and not only would he talk be required to talk about his loss but he would predict another bad trade.

  • MG

    Mohamed G.

    6 6 2018 14:54

    3       0

    Hi Raul. Thank you for clarifying. For the past month I was wondering WTF is going on here! It looked like a slap job of content thrown together and for a moment I thought you guys abandoned your focus and mission because of the fee drop! This talk was very necessary. Well done and keep up the good work 👍🏽

  • VA

    Val A.

    6 6 2018 14:46

    3       0

    Thank you! Could you please stop producing videos where questions are overlaid on screen as text, at least make the interviewer or speaker repeat them. It's very annoying when you don't have your eyes on the screen and just listening to audio. Also, musical intros can be a lot shorter, 2-3s if not less. Please give the mobile website some love, I know you have, it needs more ;-)

    Really appreciate that things are continuing to get better, great job!

  • TD

    Timothy D.

    6 6 2018 14:41

    4       0

    Thanks Raul and Co. I could sense there was some discontent but it seems more than I would have thought. I think you guys are a bit victims of your own success in this regard. The long form content filled a gap so well and at such a high level that any change could be seen as a potential threat to that high level of engagement that the viewers want as much as you do. RV is one of the first things I check in the morning for new downloads, and it’s a constant companion on my drive to work and flights around the country. I think many of your subscribers are used to devouring every single second of content produced, and so changing into a larger and more inclusive content slate will simply take some adjustment. Thanks for providing the personal note, you’re doing to right thing in both pushing forward and communicating the vision.

  • HA

    Hugh A.

    6 6 2018 13:18

    0       0

    Thank you for the clarification Raoul. Keep up the great work.

  • TB

    Tim B.

    6 6 2018 12:47

    0       0

    The epitome of how capitalism is supposed to work.

    Doing well, by doing good.

  • PE

    Paul E.

    6 6 2018 12:40

    5       0

    Is there any way to bring back the Adventures in Finance podcast!? It was so excellent to listen to every week.

  • YB

    Yair B.

    6 6 2018 11:54

    1       0

    Raoul,
    You are a rare combination of a financial giant and an educator. As a teacher, I can say that your approach on how to bring the world of finance to a broader audience is right on. You will reach more people by having segments like the "Knock on Effect" without losing the in-depth content. You are differentiating the educational process and that's not only smart as a business but also morally right.
    I am so happy that I can finally afford more of this amazing content which I enjoyed on Adventures in Finance for a long time!
    Good luck!

  • MM

    Mike M.

    6 6 2018 11:52

    2       0

    Thanks Rao and to your associates. I look forward to the future with you all. Keep peeling the onion. As we both know this is a journey not at sprint. I am 71 and was glad to hear not everyone is an old fart. Best regards, Mike

  • DW

    Denny W.

    6 6 2018 11:07

    4       0

    Raoul,
    In 2009, I had no idea of what the hell happened to the global financial system. In the four years that I’ve subscribed to RV, my knowledge, confidence, and humility have all grown. In my case, your mission of educating the masses in a far better way than mainstream media has been accomplished. Thinking for oneself is a great gift provided by RV. For example, your piece on the pension crisis made me question if US stocks have to go up in longer term because if they don’t, the financial system will break. I don’t know but at least now I question. Thank you.

  • km

    kenneth m.

    6 6 2018 10:17

    1       0

    Thanks Raoul. From the start of Real Vision, it has been clear that you guys are trying to do something special and your "customer service" approach has been great. Like any new thing - you will have some winners and you will have some losers. That is just the process of innovation and, as a subscriber, I am glad to be on board. You'll get it there and I think most of us will be patient!

  • cM

    conor M.

    6 6 2018 09:59

    2       0

    Raoul I really enjoy the diversity of the content on the platform. One thing I think could be improved is the video display with the huge numbers for the time. Maybe a display more like Youtube would be better.
    keep that great content coming.

  • HC

    Howard C.

    6 6 2018 09:42

    1       0

    Raoul, thanks for the update! As long as you continue with Bass, Simon M., Burbank, Rogers, Rule, and all the other world-class thinkers and doers ... you guys will continue to lead the revolution. There is no other platform that delivers this type of quality global macro content on a weekly basis.

    Sorry to hear about your frustration with golf, the first year is tough but it is worth the effort.

  • MH

    Mark H.

    6 6 2018 09:42

    1       0

    Great Value at this price. I could not afford it otherwise. Thanks Raul, Grant and Co

  • TE

    Tito E.

    6 6 2018 09:29

    1       0

    I guess the difficulty here is that what you may call the 'realvision hardcore' were happy to pay that little bit more than 'a netflix fee' in order to get information that has at least some level of exclusivity. Lets say hypothetically you get to the stage where you have as many subscribers as Netflix. Thats great for your business, but the content (even if its as good or better than now) loses some clout precisely because its so 'democratised'.

  • ii

    ida i.

    6 6 2018 09:08

    7       1

    I really liked this, I love Real Vision, however dear Milton I subscribed over a year ago at a certain price for a long term sbuscription paid in advance, and lately the price was lowered which is wonderful, but instead of receiving a refund for the extra price my subscription was extended for more years. I didn't like this because I wasn't given a choice, it is like I made a mistake becauase I became an early sbuscriber. It is not a big deal, it is not a lot of money but I didn't fine this principle correct so I hope in the future you will apply a different approach. Keep up good work

  • bm

    brian m.

    6 6 2018 09:00

    1       0

    Very well put Raul...We are in this together and a more educated population makes for a better world....
    Its great to see Teachers like you..Jordan Peterson..and Lee Kuan Yew..Trying to Make the world a better place

  • EJ

    Edward J.

    6 6 2018 08:35

    0       0

    As someone who has subscribed to RV since the start, I am hugely supportive of your desire to try new formats and content. I am perfectly capable of filtering out what I'm not interested in. I would encourage you to segment the content though - i.e put the trade ideas back into a stand alone section but that's all. I think your website is v good but I have struggled with your mobile app - not quite sure the root of this though. Overall, it's the dog's bollocks.

  • DH

    Daniel H.

    6 6 2018 08:03

    2       0

    Raoul, I love RV and I want it to succeed. But in your quest to appeal across groups, please think hard about not "dumbing it down." Your Knock On Effects series might appeal to Millenials, but I can't imagine why. You have two young people making moon eyes at each other and talking occasionally with a professor about material that, while connected, seems very "dumbed down." You can do introductory material much better than that. There is no reason why all of your videos cannot appeal to most of your audience. The only difference might be the density and rate of flow of information could be lower and slower for younger viewers. But if done well, I would like it too. Just don't be silly.

  • KJ

    Keith J.

    6 6 2018 07:47

    2       0

    I get the idea that you want to become more like Netflix and nobody watches everything on Netflix, but it is then a matter of how to present the content. For example, I preferred when Trading Ideas was its own separate site, similar to Think Tank and Macro Insiders. Now the blockbusters like Grant Williams In Conversation are being pushed off the page within a couple of days by a trade idea from someone I've never heard of.

    Also I respect you a lot Raoul but I think at one point in the video you said something along the lines of - you need to get used to how it is going to work. Surely it should be the other way around with the product being presented in a way that is best for the subscribers? You also said you welcome constructive feedback so hopefully some of this will be taken on board. More diverse content is fine but the current approach is akin to Netflix suggesting to me I may be interested in watching Celebrity Love Island!

    Lastly, my subscription doesn't end until 2023 now. Good luck with your expansion plans as it seems a long time to go without revenue from most loyal customers!

  • sk

    sushen k.

    6 6 2018 07:31

    2       0

    So this is what happens when you go mass I guess - you have to dilute.
    I think with this particular show you just went from being Lexus to being Toyota. But keep up the innovation and other cutting edge content don’t dilute them.

  • EV

    Edward V.

    6 6 2018 07:25

    0       0

    Is an Xbox app a possibility in the future? Thank you Raoul. The experience so far has been amazing.

  • KJ

    Kulbir J.

    6 6 2018 07:21

    5       0

    The backlash has arisen because you got rid of Adventures in Finance and replaced it with The Knock on Effect.

    If you kept both, there wouldn't be any issues.

  • BF

    Bret F.

    6 6 2018 06:43

    0       0

    Right on , Just got a new year. It is so important to get younger people involved. One of the largest failures in the 2100 century. could be them missing out. On maybe largest wealth creation time in history. (stocks and bonds since 2009 bottom) Just wondering if a plain education video series could be helpful. Most high school and even college grads. Still believe its to hard, it's evil corporations. Have zero understanding of credit. Without credit our world shrivels and die's. They love getting it, yet many fail horribly in life because of it. So on goes the cycle of boom - then hating Markets.... Thanks Rauol

  • JB

    Juan B.

    6 6 2018 04:48

    1       0

    Thanks, Raoul, for this update. I applaud the values and principles that you, Grant, and RVTV team stand-by as well as your manner for validating MVPs. Your initiative is much needed as it is honest, transparent, and valuable. As you grow, it may be a good idea for your team to determine 3-5 detailed user profiles (demographics, psycho-demographics etc) and engage regularly with individuals within each of these profiles that enjoy providing constructive criticism. In this manner, your learning curve may be a bit shorter and the content more in alignment with the specific needs of each user group. Wishing you well and thanks again! Juan

  • YW

    Yowshi W.

    6 6 2018 04:40

    2       0

    I would like to suggest improvement for the app and that it can play minimized or floating while other tabs are open. Thank you for this. I’m learning a lot. If I don’t like a content, I don’t watch it. But one can learn something from anyone.

  • ab

    allen b.

    6 6 2018 04:02

    8       0

    Raoul,
    Thanks for the update on where Real Vision is going - I understand the importance of addressing a broader crowd, and targeting a younger demographic that desperately needs a place to get an engaging financial education - I applaud you for doing that.
    I have always focused on the videos that interested me most, because of time constraints, and I have no issue with other content that doesn't interest me. The big disappointment for me was when Adventures in Finance, what I considered to be one of the best financial podcasts available, was abruptly ended without much discussion, and replaced with The Knock-On Effect. The two are so completely different from each other, and that was not conveyed to the listeners of Adventures in Finance in any detail that I remember.
    I don't believe you thought that the Knock-On Effect was a "better" product, or that you were disappointed with how Adventures in Finance was doing, so there must be another reason for ending it - maybe you can share that with us.
    I am a big fan of Real Vision, and have been a member for several years, please keep bringing us the in depth interviews that are the foundation of Real Vision's success.

    Allen

  • PT

    Patrick T.

    6 6 2018 03:57

    4       0

    I am 56 years old and curious about capital flows and the world in general. When you dropped your subscription price to $180 I knew I had to jump on it. Absolutely zero regrets. I have enjoyed and learned a lot from your content and guests. Much can be learned just by listening to intelligent people. Grant is an asset just based on his interviewing skills to keep viewers engaged. I also believe in your vision to democratize finance; it's so enlightening, rather than listening to the gibberish of a Greenspan, Bernanke, or Yellen. Thank you.

  • MN

    Michael N.

    6 6 2018 03:47

    1       0

    Raoul & Team - thanks for the update, that certainly helps clarify new direction. And yeah, its not all for everyone but the in depth interviews and articles are priceless.
    I agree with some other comments that the Adventures in Finance podcast was a great intro to your platform. I find Knock On as a poor substitute but appreciate it is targeting a different audience. I hope you can return something along those lines. I found RV through podcasts like MacroVoices and Jesse Felders - very deep content, similar guests, great sources for learning and opinion but definitely requiring a foundation of knowledge ( or lots of rewinds and replays with google searches in between to fill in gaps ) :-)
    As the RV platform starts to cater to different styles and experience levels I agree the site could do with some more structure and better organization, perhaps into tracks or themes and by experience level to help distinguish info-tainment from deeper content. Perhaps off-topic - I wish RV were around when I started out but thinking about it honestly I probably wouldn't have paid for a subscription because I didn't know what I didn't know ( f*** about f*** I guess ) and wouldn't have valued the content... Again I think the free podcasts ( and perhaps lighter entertainment pieces ) are great to draw newbies to the platform.
    I love the RV mission, have enjoyed and learned so much from the expert opinion and article pieces - thank you all very much. Look forward to more of the same and new ideas too !

  • AB

    Alain B.

    6 6 2018 03:37

    1       0

    Raoul, thank you for the timely update, I was a bit worried about the new direction.
    As a suggestion, I am in a demographic group that is approaching retirement with a sense of unease about asset allocation. Could you please program a series on financial retirement planning?

  • JN

    Joseph N.

    6 6 2018 03:36

    1       0

    Thanks Raoul. I'm new to RV and love the deep dives, especially Grant Williams's interviews. I also like Trade Ideas, depending on the guest.

    Other shows with Interviews where only the guest talks can be more difficult to focus on as another face and voice helps to break it up. Plus conversations are more pleasant to follow.

    I'm extremely happy with my subscription and am looking forward to seeing how RV evolves. Being new here I get impression that there is quite a backlog of past content and hope it becomes available to watch.

    Cheers,
    Joseph in Portland, Oregon

  • AC

    Andrew C.

    6 6 2018 03:35

    7       0

    A suggestion if I may: a discussion board and a comment section with each video. Some of your guests are fantastic with answering subscribers questions but these get lost in the comments section, often full of "great interview, I love this"- which is great assistance in deciding whether a particular video is worth your time to watch, but...

    Please consider a comment section where subscribers can pass a comment, and a separate discussion board where subscribers can continue the question/answer session with the guest and each other (though admittedly this probably would need an administrator to regulate, more work for you guys...)

    Keep up the innovative work

  • RC

    Roslyn C.

    6 6 2018 03:27

    1       0

    You're doing an amazing job Raoul. Every day I learn something new. Thank you for clarifying the direction of Real Vision content.

  • TA

    Truitt A.

    6 6 2018 03:13

    1       0

    Appreciate the update and best of luck with the site organization. I am sure you and the team will make it much more efficient.

    Keep up the great work,

    Truitt

  • ME

    Mattias E.

    6 6 2018 03:03

    1       0

    I welcome the diversity. Brings together both macro and micro thinking. What's going on now in the markets, what people are looking at and also what the future might bring. Excellent. Enjoy every day when I can enjoy some new insights.

  • ML

    Mark L.

    6 6 2018 02:53

    7       0

    Love the engagement with subscribers, Raoul!

    You are reading a lot of negative feedback now because of the difference between perception and reality. Stay with me here. One of the main reasons people cancel their cable subscription has been because they believe they are paying for a lot of content that doesn't interest them and that they don't watch. Netflix, a bit of a leader in the OTT space ;-) , does a fantastic job of managing perception. Example: my Netflix landing page looks very different from my nine year old daughter's. Her perception is that Netflix is full of shows that she likes. I also have that perception, and since most of the shows that show up on my landing page are in my swing-zone to enjoy, I don't perceive that I'm paying for all those other shows. Once RV's content grows enough, you may want to consider some type of recommendation engine. I guarantee that you will see the number of negative comments about certain shows decrease.

    Fun fact (that I read a couple years back): The average Netflix subscriber only sees about 20% of available content.

    Keep up the good work.

    Mark

  • DY

    Donny Y.

    6 6 2018 02:24

    0       0

    I enjoy all the content and look forward to the future of RV.

  • TM

    Troy M.

    6 6 2018 02:20

    1       0

    Raoul,

    I have learned so much from RealVision, it's stupid. It is the single best place to find valuable content on a variety of topics.

    Thanks to the RV Team.

  • TD

    Thomas D.

    6 6 2018 02:18

    1       0

    Keep on experimenting, guys!

  • ET

    Eduard T.

    6 6 2018 02:15

    7       0

    Can you please bring back Adventures in Finance - and make the Knock-on-Effect a separate show? I think many here would agree that it may make sense as a standalone show to reach a broader audience; however, it likely appeals to a different audience than Adventures in Finance did.

  • CZ

    Catherine Z.

    6 6 2018 02:03

    1       0

    Thanks Raoul! I’ve been a subscriber from the beginning of the RV journey and love the content, the direction and desire to expand to a wider audience. Do come back to the golf course though:))

  • NH

    Nathan H.

    6 6 2018 01:44

    2       0

    Thanks Raoul,

    I don’t usually comment either but completely understand your thought process. I love you guys, love the content, especially the deep dives. couldn’t survive without you! Keep up the great work.

    Nathan

  • EL

    Edward L.

    6 6 2018 01:41

    7       0

    Thank you Raoul. I suspected that was the outreach. OK, I don't like knock-on effect. But let me try to be constructive. The banter which I don't find clever even though I do not question the intelligence of the participants culminates in very loud laughing. I am familiar with this from my technology/media savvy daughter and I still don't like it. At least turn down the volume. The lady (don't know names) mumbles a lot and talks too fast so difficult to follow; not unlike my daughter and I think my hearing is excellent at 74.
    The organization of the site has become confusing for me and I understand you are working on that.
    I would like to have you continue intellectual podcasts which make my long drives to work very enjoyable.
    I applaud you and your team's inventiveness and principles. And I will follow your advice and be selective in what I watch. Thanks

  • DD

    Darrell D.

    6 6 2018 00:09

    10       0

    Thank you Raoul. This was useful in understanding your vision...
    I usually don't comment on anything, but this seems one of those important inflection points in the RV universe and I'd like to give you some very quick feedback. I'm not a professional trader, I'm a self-employed Electrical Engineer with a thirst to learn about the industry and how to think about these very complex topics. For me, it's all about framing the context of the data...Everything you publish does that, even the things that don't necessarily apply to my personal circumstances. Example: I'm not an active trader, and don't want to be. I don't have the temperament for it or the time. But, I watch every Trade Idea segment to try to understand how traders formulate ideas, what they look for, and how they manage risk (I do wish there were more challenging questions to the guests on the trade ideas, but I also understand the 15 minute format is not conducive to a full-on debate). I like the knock on effect because it helps me connect dots and think through multi-dimensional problems in a fun way (but it does seem a-little "fake" and I do miss Adventures in Finance- Grant is the best!). Documentaries are also great, I listen to all of them on my cell on long drives. All said, I get what you are doing, and love it...

    The website is remarkable. Give your web design team a raise! One idea to get people engaged in topics that interest them could be to include chat-rooms or forums to enable subscribers to connect with each other. Perhaps let subscribers create there own forums and discussion topics (I once read something about a free-market ...But haven't seen one in awhile...anywhere). This could give you a powerful feedback loop on topics we are interested in for future content ideas and enable an ongoing conversation about things you present. So much for quick feedback, just my thoughts and perceptions. Keep up the great work.

  • JL

    James L.

    6 6 2018 00:02

    5       0

    Appreciate the background on the game plan, but put traditional RV content in a discrete channel as was done with Trade Ideas. Content like Knock On Effect, which I dislike, for mass audiences should be put in different channel.

  • TH

    Tiffany H.

    5 6 2018 23:39

    0       0

    Very kind of you to update us Raoul - but we at Laguna Bay think you and Grant are the bees knees, cannot imagine life without Real Vision and understand you are evolving everyday. All the best!

  • LA

    Lucas A.

    5 6 2018 23:35

    1       0

    Three weeks ago, I ve read an artice about realvision and your new strategy, why I subscribed to your services. And to be honest, I am very impressed and I am also very happy, that you open it to a broader audience, to whom I belong to. Thanks for that.

  • JP

    John P.

    5 6 2018 23:28

    1       0

    Hi Raoul,
    I love almost all the content. I'm one of your younger less experienced subscribers. I especially like the trading content as I am just getting started. I will miss adventures in finance, but if it means more long form Grant Williams interviews I'm all for it. Knock on effect is a fun concept, but for me the content has been too dragged out with not enough substance. Even with limited experience I wanted much more exploration. As a beginner, I'd rather have master classes in specific topic over knock on effect in it's current form.

  • TD

    Thomas D.

    5 6 2018 23:14

    0       0

    Great work. Keep it up. Glad to see you are expanding your audience.

  • JB

    Jason B.

    5 6 2018 23:10

    5       0

    I think people are expressing (in probably a poor manner) how much they miss the Adventures in Finance podcast with Grant Williams.

  • DK

    Dave K.

    5 6 2018 23:03

    0       0

    I'd like to send this video (or something similar) to friends and family who I think could benefit from RealVision's new beginner/intermediate content. Put it up on your YouTube channel!

  • JC

    Jason C.

    5 6 2018 23:02

    0       2

    Well said and thank you for the explanation. I’d suggest some more crypto focused content. You had a good amount prior to last yrs run up in price but hardly any since the correction. I’d suggest Anthony Pompliano (Mark Yusko’s Morgan Creek pal), @desantis, @bryceweiner to start.

  • KT

    Ken T.

    5 6 2018 22:58

    2       0

    Bravo Raoul...well said. And thanks for the update. RV needs to always experiment with new content and formats. This keeps it fresh and interesting. I have subscribed since the beginning and I can say things have just gotten better and better.

  • p5

    peel 5.

    5 6 2018 22:51

    0       0

    also some review videos of commonly used investor products say charting softwares, good investment books etc?

  • NC

    Nick C.

    5 6 2018 22:51

    0       0

    Do you have a page with information in regards to careers/jobs with Real Vision?

  • ML

    Michael L.

    5 6 2018 22:51

    0       1

    I do think the Trade Ideas need some minimum standards because currently there are drastic gaps between good and bad presenters, making it impossible to just "skip the ones that don't interest you".

    This is especially true when it comes to single name stocks.

    The good ones (examples are ASML and Cryoport) clearly identify what will make the stocks go up; they would demonstrate a solid understanding of the industry and maybe offer some potential forward earning views and what the company can do to get there.

    The bad ones pulls up a chart, cites some accounting number (PE, ROIC..etc) you can get from yahoo finance, or a high level trend like "aging demographics" and call it a thesis.

    The quality differences between the 2 groups are quite obvious, so this should be an easy fix for RV!! I find that the former group tend to be serious equity managers who specialize in company specific research. The latter seems to be guys that primarily make decisions on quant/macro/chart basis, but somehow feel a need to explain their trade rationale based on company fundamentals

  • ss

    sid s.

    5 6 2018 22:50

    2       0

    The beauty of RVT is that one interview could be worth whole year subscription. for me , being introduced to Luke Gromen in an interview by Mike Green was definitely worth my 3 year subscription. you can not pretend to understand geopolitics and finance until you heard what Luke Gromen has to say...

  • p5

    peel 5.

    5 6 2018 22:46

    4       0

    can you consider adding a series on financial analysis?
    reading balance sheets etc,

  • RD

    Ryan D.

    5 6 2018 22:45

    3       0

    Keep doing what you are doing and let the people vote with their wallet. I’m 34, have no interest in Trade Ideas or the new Knock-On Effects podcast, but will continue to be a paying customer for as long as you guys keep giving me long-form, no-bias access to the best financial minds in the world. As for negative comments on videos...some people only get to feel big by making someone else seem small.

  • LT

    Luis T.

    5 6 2018 22:45

    0       0

    FWIW...Personally I love the entire platform and programming from it's content to its stylish look [which I appreciate]. I'm pretty new to finance and very passionate about it. Wished I would of found this passion in my earlier days. Had I known this earlier I would have persue a career in finance and got the CFA. Unfortunately this is really not possible now so I study on my own time and though I have made enormous strides in my understanding of finance, I could really use some help in cutting through some of the dry technical terminology and perspectives. Real Vision has really provided my with a lot of insight which is why I subscribed. I love RV for its exposure to people and minds that I wouldn't have otherwise. It's been critical in my learning. Though I am still learning how to look at the world from a finance perspective, I have learn [through RV] to "find and read" the narrative(s) in the world. With that said I love to delve in the intellectual conversations like that of Grant's series, the Expert View and Think Piece but also thoroughly appreciate those like the Peter Brandt, Technical Analysis, and Mental Game of Trading. My only criticism is that some content [and series] gets removed from the platform which I've been meaning to get to. I would also like to suggest some segment/series that deals with accounting and/or economics that corresponds to finance for those like me aiding in understanding. Thanks Raoul and Grant for all this. Amazing things you guys are doing here.

  • ER

    Edward R.

    5 6 2018 22:38

    0       0

    Well said, well done, coming from a non financial old guy, you have had some of that younger viewpoint way back with Myles Money: (would love to see an update from him) The game playing while interviewing I find refreshing, don't stop. I think we can all learn something from the younguns and their new perspectives & views. Sounds like a good plan, as they say "keep on truckin"

  • CH

    Colin H.

    5 6 2018 22:34

    0       0

    Cool

  • RH

    Rick H.

    5 6 2018 22:24

    0       0

    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started

  • RH

    Rick H.

    5 6 2018 22:24

    0       0

    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started

  • RH

    Rick H.

    5 6 2018 22:24

    0       0

    Thanks for the update. I welcome the additional content and am glad to hear there’s some planning around organizing the material. I wish there was a pool of educational resources in a convenient and accessible medium when I first started

  • DB

    Daniel B.

    5 6 2018 22:12

    4       0

    Raoul, keep doing what you’re doing mate. I’m 36, a qualified accountant and happy to say six months ago I knew “f*** about f***” regarding finance. You and Grant have been integral to expanding my professional skill set and awareness of the finance world.

    A true leader goes in to bat for their people and I really respect your approach in supporting Justine & Alex’s efforts on The Knock On Effect.

    “Democratising” never means everybody will like everything, but does mean there’s something for everybody.

  • RG

    Robert G.

    5 6 2018 22:12

    0       0

    Thank you so much Raoul, Grant, and gang. You have really democratized financial education by making it so affordable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • VM

    Vincent M.

    5 6 2018 21:53

    0       0

    Here from the beginning... Love the Grant W and Jim Grant interviews of legends and people we have not heard about.

    I would love the " Distillery" in a short 15-20 min weekly program

    Keep going and growing

  • PD

    Philip D.

    5 6 2018 21:53

    0       0

    Love it Raoul!

  • my

    moy y.

    5 6 2018 21:43

    0       3

    Would prefer subtitles instead of transcript.

  • PJ

    Peter J.

    5 6 2018 21:26

    1       0

    Good update.

    One point I'd like to make is that Raoul says you don't have to watch what doesn't interest you, but that can be difficult. I've got no interest in trading per se, but one of my top five series of videos was Peter Brandt, whose thought processes, methods and disciplines were brilliant for trading but also highly transferable. Is there going to be an improved index / overview of content to make it easier to understand what I want to watch, without attempting to watch everything (I used to watcheverything).

    I love some of the new people that are regularly introduced, Bill Strong being the obvious recent one. I am missing some of my favourite old contributors who haven't done a follow up for some time, examples being Stephanie Pomboy and Julian Brigden (Julian promised an update at the end of 2017 but hasn't made an appearance recently on the main RV channel.

  • DS

    David S.

    5 6 2018 21:17

    0       0

    Well done. I trust the RealVision TV staff to figure this out. Viewer polls would be interesting but should not be dominate in your thinking. I particularly like the analogy of Netflix. No one ever watches all the movies on Netflix - boring. Good luck in making this quantum leap! Try new things and filter the feedback, both comment section and Milton direct. It might be interesting to be able to search all your separate transcripts for key words at one time. I could quickly see from a short read of the surrounding text if I would like to see that video from your archive or move on. Best of luck always. DLS

  • RL

    Ricardo L.

    5 6 2018 20:54

    0       0

    You are doing a great job and I believe so much in Real Vision that I would like to know if I can invest in a small amount of equity in your business.
    Regards
    RL

  • HA

    Hammad A.

    5 6 2018 20:49

    0       1

    I love RVTV and I have learned a lot from it but there seems to be confusion and lack of direction. Not much long ago the content was reduced from 5 videos a week to 3 to help us absorb the content and it helped a lot. Now we are inundated with so much content that it’s difficult to manage. Similarly, a partner program was launched where special prices were offered for 3 years membership but suddenly RV decided to slash their prices by 50% and the partners who paid in advance actually made a loss.

    I fear that RV will lose quality due to more focus on quantity and scale. It seems like losing the edge in producing quality content since last few weeks. I hope it will change.

  • JC

    Justin C.

    5 6 2018 20:48

    0       0

    Fantastic. RVTV is back on track.

  • AT

    Adam T.

    5 6 2018 20:47

    0       0

    As a new viewer and someone who is just starting my journey into the depths of finance and managing a portfolio, I find the content extremely helpful and entertaining. Nail on head with this announcement... Keep up the great work Raoul

  • CN

    Charles N.

    5 6 2018 20:30

    8       0

    Thanks for this, Raoul. As one of your younger viewers, and someone not working in the finance industry, I sympathize with trying to get people of my generation interested in these topics (most of my friends' eyes glaze over when I talk about e.g. volatility). In fact, I view you as a crucial resource for people my age to get out of the echo chamber and long-only bias of the traditional financial TV networks. However, as you alluded to, things like CNBC and Planet Money already exist - the shallower end of the pool is somewhat crowded, in my estimation. I was happy to shell out for a more sophisticated product, even though it sometimes takes a few re-watches and Google searches to get all that I can out of some content. Nothing wrong with enticing more subscribers at the beginning of their journey, so long as it doesn't diminish your resources or creativity for what I'd call the "professional" content (I cringed at "elite" or "elitist" since I have minimal formal finance education, am mostly self-taught, and LOVE the deep-dive content with people like Chris Cole, Michael Green, Jim Grant, etc).

    While I miss AiF, I also know it was experimentation and tinkering that brought that podcast into being in the first place. Thank you for having the courage to change. Perhaps I just need to break my mental connection between AiF and the Knock-on Effect and try to appreciate it as its own beast.

    A few humble suggestions/requests:
    - Something like a glossary on some videos. You don't need to define what a stock or a bond is, but acronyms are tricky in audio format - hard to look up if you're not sure what the presenter actually said and can't tell which words match the letters based on context
    - Recommended reading. I know you're here to produce your own media, but there are surely cases where outside papers, articles, etc. can be of use in digesting or expanding upon some content
    - Start-up/entrepreneurial content (I believe you mentioned this in another email/video?) - would be very interested in learning more about the nitty gritty of VC, cap tables, etc.
    - Search functionality on AppleTV

    Keep expanding and trying new things. We all want RealVision to survive for the long haul. Some bumps along the way are to be expected, and indeed embraced, as part of the journey.

  • tW

    tgwtom W.

    5 6 2018 20:25

    2       0

    As 30%er, i.e. old, I embrace your appeal to the 70% . We are all in this together and support your efforts 100% .

  • NG

    Nick G.

    5 6 2018 20:17

    22       0

    You have a very hard job ahead of you. I say this with no satisfaction or glee at all. I would not know where to start, personally. Your audience seems to be so diverse. From professionals who have spent decades in the markets, to people who know next to nothing but have an interest in the topic/subject. Satisfying them all is..."daunting" is probably the best word to describe it, but still too weak for the task you have ahead of you.

    I beg you, though: do not dumb down. If I wanted to see what five guys with average ability thought, I would watch CNBC. Keep at the hard stuff. Let the novices catch up in their own time. If they are truly interested, they will keep at it and get there in their own time.
    Ideas for your consideration to help the more novice members:
    1. An "education" channel where pros would explain certain concept like "risk on" and the features that accompany that stance. From the relationship of FI/equities to intra-market spreads like XLP/XLY. Most novices (and even some professionals) do not understand that it is all in the spread relationship between markets and asset classes...
    2. A weekly explanation of what happened last week and what is likely to happen next week. What to look for and how to react. (I know, very hard. But there are a couple of guys out there who are brilliant.)

    Just my tuppence worth. Keep at it. You will certainly get there!

  • jd

    john d.

    5 6 2018 20:03

    0       0

    I too am a founding member and have watched with interest how RV has evolved. I really like what you are doing and understand the logic of the multi-level products and think this is a great move. Keep up the good work and I, for one, have been able to adapt ... great new interviewers, great interviewees, a range of topics, formats, and targeted knowledge levels. Keep going and your position, expressed here, is completely valid IMO. Cheers John.

  • MC

    Michele C.

    5 6 2018 20:02

    0       0

    Thank you for accommodating newbies! I greatly enjoy and appreciate the variety of content. My brother (who's been with you since day 1) turned me on to RealVision when the price dropped.
    Last year I received a significant inheritance. So now, at age 47, I am intensely interested in learning about finance, but still feel a bit intimidated with the steep learning curve. Although I've hired a wealth manager, my personal goal is to have a clear understanding of how my money is being managed, and to gain the confidence to perhaps manage it myself, in time.

  • BB

    Bill B.

    5 6 2018 19:53

    0       0

    I have been here since the beginning. I like what you are doing, but haven't got around to watching much lately.

  • JT

    Jarret T.

    5 6 2018 19:50

    11       0

    Thanks for the hard work Real Vision. The deep content is what drew me here years ago, and I think will always be the cornerstone of the brand.

    If you are trying to reach out to new and aspiring investors, one way could be to explore more purely educational content. An educational section could be created covering topics such as the effects of rising interest rates, and how it relates to the yield curve. Maybe even more basic concepts such as options trading. The content would be more fundamental and retain more value as it ages then many of the videos. The challenge will come down to is what is the lowest educational level of the subscribers you are getting, and will people with little understanding get a subscription or turn to youtube.

    As an investor I am self taught, and never had any formal training. Having a general resource that outlines some key concepts in the investing world could complement to the content. It would be a huge asset for people with a path similar to my own.

  • GO

    Greg O.

    5 6 2018 19:48

    18       0

    Raoul,

    Thank you for making this video as it did help me put another perspective into what are you up to.

    You did make some good points, at least from the general business stand point (expanding content and trying out new things) and regarding making constructive comments (as opposed to plainly criticizing).

    I don't understand why someone would criticize Skin in the Game? While the setting was somewhat unorthodox, you had Justine interviewing Mark Yusco and anyone interested in Mark's view could enjoy listening to what he has to say. While Justine will never be as good interviewer like i.e. You, Mike Green etc etc (years of market experience) her role as an interviewer is clear and it is the interviewee that is the star and "voice" of the video.

    That brings me on to Knock on Effect... Essentially this is two young interviewers interviewing each other (and pretending to be talking live to another person...). Let me put it this way: As a viewer, what do I care what Justine (or her colleague) has to say? She can do a great job as an interviewer, but when she becomes (essentially) interviewee, then it raises my eyebrows. I can take You or Mike Green or some of your high caliber guests switching their roles from interviewer to interviewee for the very obvious reason (experience). Looking for new ideas is one thing but please don't make the content of two talking heads just to fill the "airtime". Because once you cross that line...

    I have to second what someone else said here, that the Adventures in Finance podcast was very good indeed. And it was much better than knock on effect (even though that young guy next to Grant was playing a bit too "active" role). The subjects discussed were really great. Knock on Effects seems to be grotesque in comparison.

    Now I do understand one issue that (I think you may have) is how to grow the content while there is a limited number of interesting people that you can access at any given time and that You, Grant etc have only so much personal time you can devote to play in the videos... The "easy" solution seems to be to let the people you hired to create the content... but isn't that what the regular TV is doing, letting talking heads talk to each other and fill the airtime with worthless talking?

    The model: We will do what we have being doing so far plus we add "more" is a good model as long as that "more" won't be junk. You don't want to dilute your great content in order to become average, do you?

    As far as constructive vs non-constructive comments, well it is a matter of one being able to express him/herself one way or another. Can't take everything personally, just get the most important part of the message regardless how it's being said.

  • MB

    Matthias B.

    5 6 2018 19:38

    1       0

    I am a first generation subscriber, not only for TV but also for insiders and distillery. The value I can take out of the overall format is enormous, especially it helps me to educate my thinking as finance and financial markets are ever evolving "beasts". I can only imaging how much effort goes into producing all this content. And Raoul is right, no need to watch it all, pick and chose. What I treasure a lot is indeed the comments section. Many people and much smarter than I will ever become contribute with their wisdom in a very constructive matter. That itself is invaluable, so thanks to all and keep it up! As an idea, what might be helpful is a discussion forum for where subscribers can contribute on a special topic. For example, I am keenly curious how the vast amounts of debt will eventually be worked down - so I would love to learn more about concepts like debt jubilees etc.; I am sure that there are many very knowledgeable people here who are willing to share view or direct to great research. Overall, Raoul is spot on with the Netflix analogy, and I keep it that way as well when I consume RV. Keep up the good work, the road is long but worth to travel.

  • TP

    Tucker P.

    5 6 2018 19:36

    3       0

    As an individual investor with a hunger for good info, I deeply appreciate what RV is trying to do. The new price point is just within my reach, and every time I watch some breathtakingly smart interview, I'm closer to saying "screw it", and climbing aboard for a year. If you've got me feeling that way, you probably have LOTS of people feeling that way. Keep it up, you're doing good. Know what I'd love to see though? A weekly round up of key indicators and a follow up discussion with cool pro's. Just a thought.

  • DO

    David O.

    5 6 2018 19:21

    0       0

    Keep up the great work RV and thank you for such an original subscription.

  • KK

    Keith K.

    5 6 2018 19:16

    2       0

    Glad you spent the time to talk with us about how you are thinking about things and where you are going. Setting expectations is always good. I'm glad you are working on organizing the RV content. This is always hard (I recall the first generation of "knowledge management" at BCG - what a disaster) but it is very necessary when there is so much content. Deciding where to spend time is a crucial investment decision so help with this is welcome. Since I value my time, slogging through tons of crap to find the high grade ore is very frustrating Curation is critical. And your idea of laying out different paths (on-boarding, greatest hits by genre/topic/?, organized for various segments (pro traders vs macro investors who don't trade a ton vs. novices in finance, etc) is the way to go.

    Keep pushing and remember that pioneers always collect some arrows in various parts of their bodies

  • DL

    Dan L.

    5 6 2018 19:08

    2       0

    Love this video - I'm just fired up now seeing Raoul in raw mode!

    As a "millennial;" the fact that you put videos up like this sets RV apart from all other services provided. I just checked Netflix and Amazon Prime, not one video of Reed Hastings or Jeff Bezos getting fired up and talking to their client base... I support what you are trying to accomplish Raoul, keep it up!

    Note - I would like to see a Master Class 'series' on Intrinsic Valuation done by one of the "masters of the game." Reason I say series, is because I don't think it would get much justice in one or two videos. It would probably have to be a deep dive. (anyway, that's my idea)

    Thanks RV!

  • AH

    Alexander H.

    5 6 2018 19:07

    16       0

    You say that the bedrock content will always be there, but the Jim Grant series is finished and Adventures in Finance is also finished (completely changed). That was two of my favorite series. Hopefully RV has some great "elitist" content coming up.

  • TD

    Tony D.

    5 6 2018 19:07

    0       0

    PS ... Trade Ideas are the main reason I joined RV . like AAOI Killer chart of the Quarter on May 27 , OMG what a move that was ... lol

  • ag

    anthony g.

    5 6 2018 19:06

    0       0

    overall a good presentation. I like the idea of professionals, middle and also learning groups getting different ideas, etc, etc. Keep up the good work otherwise. My friends like RV also by the way. Many of whom are either professional money mangers or have been investing for many years in their own accounts.

  • MW

    Mike W.

    5 6 2018 19:02

    1       0

    Thanks for the Update Raoul - I Like the new knock on effect with Alex and Justine - BUT what i think would be awesome is highlighting the knock on effect of massive trends that have been around for years... its probably second nature to you guys but that's that what i want to learn... example: what is the knock of effect of increasing interest rates on the Oil price and how does that effect inflation which then effects house prices.(something like that) Keep in mind what that average guy/gal has in assets here and tailor it around that. I do hope that helps guys and keep it up! :)

  • TO

    Tim O.

    5 6 2018 19:00

    1       0

    Sorry you felt compelled to make this one. I enjoy listening to a variety of opinions and choosing the ideas that make sense to me.

  • GS

    Geoff S.

    5 6 2018 18:55

    1       0

    I'm glad to hear you're working on better organizing the content. As it is, it's very difficult to keep track of what's new that I'd like to watch (my watch later list is very long and includes a lot of older, less timely content).

    It would be great to have the option to remove watched videos from the list. Also, if I've downloaded the audio, assume I've listened to it and mark the video as watched (or give me an option to do so).

    Finally, and this is a minor thing, but the gigantic video controls are unnecessary and a bit annoying.

    Whether I agree with the comments and criticisms or not, it says a lot that you have taken the time to respond to them directly.

  • RC

    Richard C.

    5 6 2018 18:54

    3       0

    “We have to test ideas” enough said

  • MS

    Martin S.

    5 6 2018 18:50

    0       0

    I think you're doing great! I don't have time to watch everything anyway, and I find plenty of interesting stuff every time I visit the site.
    thanks!

  • TP

    Tom P.

    5 6 2018 18:44

    8       0

    RV has felt a little like my favourite restaurant has been churning out low quality burgers recently. So it's reassuring to know there is a longer-term plan in place. Some people may be p***ed off that their subscriptions are being used to fund a media experiment, but as as long as there are videos like this from Raoul, I personally don't mind the occasional burger.

    It seems there is a good number of longer term subscribers who liked the 'old days' of RV. I'm among them. The easiest way to appease these subscribers would to be to have a separate 'elite' channel / stream / sub-section made up of the deep-dives, esoteric subject matter pieces, etc... An alternative word to 'elite' will probably be needed! We just need a way to filter out the fast food.

    Thanks to Raoul, Grant and the rest of the staff.

  • SS

    Sam S.

    5 6 2018 18:33

    6       0

    To those jerks out there---just try to build this kind of business, put together this huge amount of content, courage and money, then travel, travel, travel, and lets see if you still have the same negative perspectives. TV is one tough business! RV TV and it's founders are fantastic even on their worst day. Find something good to say or at least to contribute.

  • SS

    Steven S.

    5 6 2018 18:33

    14       0

    careful VR - the steady march towards mainstream via dumbing down the content is peeing in the early supporters drinking water. Content lately has been endorsing 'group think' with no creditable challenges or debate -politically slanted pulpit pieces like that facebook insider piece - preaching to the already converted interviewer......the financial version of VICE ? I hope for better.

    To get this 'RIGHT' incorporation CRITICAL THINKING into the pieces - not just buddies interviewing each other - have a spectrum of view points by matching acumen & guest egos in a way that encourages counter point debate of the presented thesis issues.

    After a piece is published monitor the comments and should a valid counter point theme be established then produce a followup interview with someone that is respected to bring the counter views to light for balanced and continued discussion on evolving topics to remain current & offer a historical perspective.

    Unchallenged RV guests will ruin this and complete your mainstream quest to be the new CNB...C...no S. ;)

  • TD

    Tony D.

    5 6 2018 18:22

    2       0

    what did you do with the radio show ... I don't think I'll be listening to it anymore if the last couple is the the new norm.

  • BF

    Brad F.

    5 6 2018 18:21

    5       0

    One thing sorely missing in RV is direct engagement with the audience. There is almost never a comment from Milton in this section and it is very rare to see the contributors engage with us. Modern media is a dialogue not a broadcast and greater engagement with us would remove the need for this type of update.

  • OS

    Oliver S.

    5 6 2018 18:16

    1       0

    Keep doing what you're doing. I think you've created an exceptional product.

  • RS

    Roger S.

    5 6 2018 18:16

    8       0

    Your Adventures in Finance podcast which was available to non subscribers was a great way to introduce them to the type of content RV offers. I personally don't much care for the new Knock on Effect but that's just me and and I am sure it will appeal to many. I suggest that in addition to the Knock on Effect podcast that you continue to at least periodically broadcast free content similar to the Adventures in Finance with long form interviews to more fully acquaint potential subscribers to the content available at RV.

  • BJ

    Brendan J.

    5 6 2018 17:52

    3       0

    search filters would be helpful.
    So a search for ,say, Jim Rogers could be sorted by Date.

    Thanks Raoul

  • SH

    Syed H.

    5 6 2018 17:50

    0       0

    Raoul. Keep it up. I'm paying to learn. Keep it up. To the Real Vision staff: Don't let the haters get you down. Thank you for what you're doing. I love TradeIdeas. Everyone should. All these changes are exciting. Great time to be here. Keep it up.

  • VK

    Vin K.

    5 6 2018 17:48

    0       0

    Thanks Raoul. Would like to see you share your insights more, may be a monthly update video on key take aways across asset classes ?

  • JG

    John G.

    5 6 2018 17:44

    2       0

    I have been a happy subscriber of RV since the very beginning and have appreciated the many steps you have taken over the years to do more and to help more people. There is nothing like RV out there and I too take offense from some of the unhelpful comments made and I am just a subscriber. RV is an evolution as much as a revolution in the financial media world. I recommend RV to all of my friends and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks to you, Raoul and all the people at RV.

  • KC

    Kenneth C.

    5 6 2018 17:42

    5       0

    I'm not surprised by this video, having read some of the comment sections. The problem is how people engage now. Formed by the limitations of characters in twitter and the safety of anonymity of the internet, people no longer give a shit as to how they are perceived and how they treat others. It's sad. Personally, there is so much content now it's hard to watch everything I'd like to. So as Raoul points out, pick what you believe you'll benefit from. That is what you're paying for, right?

    It is a mistake to approach all things from a need of satiation of your instant gratification. Much of the criticism in the comments has been directed at individual presenters. From the recent diversification in style of programming, they're attempting to expand their audience (to those pesky millenials). The kids, my kids, do things slightly differently and have different appeals. So if a show, a presenter, or a concept doesn't scratch your itch, it's probably for the millenials, not you so much (Though Raoul, are you able to tie the comments to the demographics of subscribers? I'd be interested to see the avg age of negative commenters).
    And of course, Real Vision is in a growth mode so if there are mistakes to be made, you'll see them now.

    Lastly, and this is for Real Vision. I'd try to get a tie in with Business Schools across the globe. My son is at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana and they all have media constantly running. Tie in with some top schools, you'll get the lemming effect and groom future subscribers. I bought my son his subscription for his high school graduation and he loves it. I was able to afford mine with the new pricing schedule. Thanks.

  • JH

    Jeff H.

    5 6 2018 17:41

    1       0

    Raoul, Keep up the great work! I'm glad to hear that you guys are sticking to your guns and are driving toward your mission, which has been the same from day 1.

    As your library of content exponentially expands, it will give people a greater opportunity to dislike certain items, as the pool of information deepens. So long as people can search for what they want, I think each subscriber will be able to find what has the most value to them.

    Thanks again for pushing for change in financial media, and for creating such a valuable platform for so many!

  • T~

    Tshort63 ~.

    5 6 2018 17:35

    5       0

    Thank you for the context, very helpful. Perhaps a rating system would help people find the suitable content. Happy to score the degree of difficulty -from my perspective- which will help me choose between the more rudimentary products. Also, I came knowing very little about the concepts and over two years stretched into a deeper comprehension. I did not increase skill as I am a market participant, but I have a much better grasp of the drivers of change around me and that is worth a tremendous amount.

  • DR

    David R.

    5 6 2018 17:23

    2       0

    Thanks Raoul, I fully support the drive behind evolving RV, myself being on the young end of the demographic while pursuing formal education in business and finance, the deep dive interviews and high level discussions is what blows my mind time and time again and I find being involved in things I do not fully understand is amazing because each time it presents an invaluable learning opportunity... getting that from RV time and time again is what has made me a full supporter. Thank you RV team I look forward to what comes next!

  • AA

    Aymman A.

    5 6 2018 17:22

    7       0

    My major interest is Global Macro. The major themes. Deep insights. Perhaps you could give these videos a special label?

  • AS

    Andrew S.

    5 6 2018 17:01

    1       0

    Well played, Raoul.

  • BB

    Brian B.

    5 6 2018 17:00

    4       0

    One request and an observation. First, with the everything bubble in full swing, I would love to see RV tackle as wide of a range of non-correlated asset classes as possible. For example, I discovered litigation finance through a video you did in 2016. Would love a follow up. How about an interview on life settlements? There’s also a ton going on in the online crowdfunding of real estate space as well. I think the traditional Wall Street 60-40 allocation is going to disappoint a lot of people going forward. I know there has been really good crypto content and some on commodities, but can you show us more alternate paths forward? What else is out there for the accredited, but not mega-wealthy, investor?

    Secondly, I have been fortunate in life to stumble into a career (far from finance) where I get to be in the room with people that are far smarter and more accomplished than I will ever be. Soaking up their knowledge is the best part of my day. RV is that for me in the investing world-a unique opportunity to listen people that shouldn’t be giving me the time of day. Although I support and understand your message about appealing to a wider audience, don’t sell us bad golfers short. There are many of us who are intensely interested and figure that if we hang out in the clubhouse, smell the grass and work at the driving range, some of that world will rub off on us and we will be better golfers, even if we never get farther than our local course.

  • DC

    Darren C.

    5 6 2018 16:54

    3       0

    Excellent explanation of future plans. I am a recent subscriber pleased to hear about plans to better organize content . It is great to hear about the younger demographic of subscribers than one would assume, which explains why the Knock-on Effect will be educational for newer investors.
    My favorite thing about Real Vision is the conversational tone of the content. <--- I would bold this for emphasis if I could. Thanks!

  • ML

    Maxim L.

    5 6 2018 16:46

    2       0

    Raoul FTW.

  • PM

    Patrick M.

    5 6 2018 16:30

    8       0

    I have found the changes to be steps forward. Maybe haltingly at times, but nonetheless steps forward. I will say that I miss the one of the older interfaces that was basically videos in order of publishing date from the beginning of the service. I enjoyed scrolling through on slow days looking back through videos i had skipped or forgotten gems. At one time I had tried to make sure I had seen them all. Harder to do now. Maybe this function isn't desired by others; and it certainly would be unwieldy given the proliferation of content; and probably impossible to navigate on mobile. All the same. Anyway, thanks for the service, wish I could've invested, keep pressing forward.

  • BS

    Bill S.

    5 6 2018 16:24

    1       12

    So, If I'm not in the M and Xer demographic then RV not interested?

    Curious what demographic paying
    the high-end subscription supporting
    all else.

    Sorry but your explanation implies
    all else unimportant. Somewhere
    has to be a happy medium.

  • MK

    Michael K.

    5 6 2018 16:23

    2       0

    Thank you Raoul and team. I certainly have on a small handful of occasions fallen prey to the trolling desire to make a critical unproductive comment. Your note the subscribers here is appreciated and I’m a deeply grateful subscriber of RV. Keep on kicking A!

  • BS

    Bill S.

    5 6 2018 16:11

    7       4

    Never viewed the Adventure in Finance
    as elitist, know I personally don't fit.

    Anyway the Knock On format is silly
    and poorly thought through and a tremendous waste of RV assets internally
    as well as just plain boring.

  • SV

    Steven V.

    5 6 2018 16:05

    3       0

    Can you implement a rating system to let users know how elitist or deep the content is?

  • PP

    Peter P.

    5 6 2018 15:59

    6       0

    Great comments, Raul. I’m a “new” viewer (just paid for my first year), having not known much about your company before, other than the Adventures in Finance podcast, which was excellent. I’m loving the new content and move on quickly if I find something I’m not interested in. I listen to the Knock On Effect podcast (audio) and enjoy it, though I loved the expansive sound of Grant saying things like “Finance, the expression of man’s greed and his fear” which gave me goosebumps.

    Anyway, I’m very supportive of you guys and will continue to be!

  • MH

    Michael H.

    5 6 2018 15:53

    2       0

    Love it Raoul!

  • HO

    H2 O.

    5 6 2018 15:51

    3       11

    I want elite content. Fully appreciate and support the goal of "democratizing" and improving financial information. But create another channel for those who want "elitist" content and charge 5x for it.

  • SS

    Sam S.

    5 6 2018 15:49

    2       0

    Additionally, I love the humble approach. The more I know, the more I realize I don't know. Wonderful!

  • SS

    Sam S.

    5 6 2018 15:47

    2       0

    Perfect! I agree and said so in my previous other video comments. Golf----as a golfer---I get it. Thank you Raoul.

  • RD

    Ryan D.

    5 6 2018 15:24

    7       0

    Thanks Raoul! I am less grumpy now. If did feel good being an RV elitist for the first few years ; ) Keep experimenting! RV has added tons of value personally. You will get the right mix and format down. That dude Tim Harford would be great on your Knock On Effect series.
    Cheers!

  • wb

    willem b.

    5 6 2018 15:14

    2       0

    Thanks for the update.

    I have been watching nearly all content since end 2014/ start 2015
    The interface has changed a lot since then, it is a lot better!

    I read the email where you explained that Television & Trader were being merged.
    I was suscribed to both & used to watch some of the "Trader" content (as interested me), the "television" content I watch nearly 85%

    For me when it merged I was amazed at the amount of content that is now coming out.
    My only comment would be maybe to create some more catergories under "Televison/Dashboard" so it is a bit easier to chose (although I realize too many will add to the confusion)

    I have not used Bookmark & Watchlist much - sometimes on a phone not easy
    Generally if I want to watch something again I do a search

    Much appreciated for all the content
    Good Stuff!

  • BS

    Brett S.

    5 6 2018 14:59

    5       1

    New RealVision subscriber here, I subscribed to listen to the (I guess older) interviews while working (trading). I download the audio, like 10 episodes at a time, and load it into Windows Media Player. The product is fantastic. I probably haven't watched/listened to any of the newer stuff that people apparently complained about-- this is the first new video I've clicked on. In fact, I saw "A Real Vision Update" and was worried it was going to be a "we're shutting down" announcement or similar because I wasn't sure how the price I paid for the product possibly covered production costs.

    If I could send a message to management it would be this: Remember Parkinson's law of triviality. People always disproportionately criticize (and comment about) things that are easier and less complex. If I tell my mother-in-law that we're thinking about painting my house, she's going to have a lot to say. Meanwhile, if I strike up a conversation with her about the political situation in Italy, she's not going to have anything to say. If she listens, she's listening to learn, whereas with the simpler topic of paint she's listening to comment (already thinking about what she's going to say ahead of time).

  • RR

    Robert R.

    5 6 2018 14:56

    7       0

    Thank you, Raoul. I love the experimentation. When I don't like a video, I just stop watching it. I'm new here and I'm having fun (and learning a ton) treating RV like a buffet. One "area" I would love to have you explore, a section if you will, is basic financial education. I'm a Boomer, semi-retired. I'm not going to go get an MBA. Yet, I would love to understand more about how the financial world works. The plumbing, if you will. A lot of the terms that I hear in the in-depth interviews are over my head. Not a complaint; just a current fact. I'd love to better understand. So maybe a fun (got to be fun) educational section. I'll even step out on a limb? What is the purpose of bond markets? How do they work? And all those bonds and financial instruments. What are they? What benefits and risks do they pose to me as a trader/investor who focuses almost exclusively on equities and futures? I'm thinking here a Peter Brandt style masterclass. That is really fun and entertaining too. I am so happy with where RV is and is now going. I'm been on the periphery for several years and finally pulled the trigger and joined. The changes you are making is what helped me click that "buy" button. Thank you for what you do.

  • CB

    Cristof B.

    5 6 2018 14:55

    4       0

    Thanks for the update Raoul. One quick thought on organizing the content: Maybe it might be helpful to allow users to select keywords or tags they are interested in and have a "My Channel" section where those are filtered into (similar to what I can do say with Google News). So e.g. if I'm all about value investing I can select that keyword and all related videos will be shown to me under a separate header, with new additions coming in automatically - instead of me having to search manually. Maybe something like this will help different types of users slice and dice the content according to their prefereces more easily. Best regards from Germany.

  • XP

    X P.

    5 6 2018 14:53

    2       0

    Thank you for addressing this Raoul. I am very happy that I subscribed. I did so just after you lowered the price and mainly did it because of the podcast and to access Grants' long form interviews. This is still the main value of RV to me, the access that you provide to successful and difficult to reach people. Thank you for bringing this level of access to average Joes. If you go more mainstream with your programming and approach I see the risk that some of these people (e.g. Tony Deden) might not want to engage anymore. Is this a concern from your side?

    I find that the main value comes from videos that are timeless, not so much about discussing current events but discussing life experiences, investment/trading frameworks, and ways of looking at markets more generally. The trading psychology series with Peter Brandt is also brilliant.

  • WM

    Will M.

    5 6 2018 14:44

    3       0

    Well explained and a necessary input on timing. I subscribe for the core RVT material. However, I think the proposed approach to get the content laid out is critical. All of the commentators should then focus on what they want to look at and not negatively comment on information platforms they are not designed for them. I think have down voted about 10 of all RVT stuff but thinking about it, at least half of those were material that was likely directed at a younger audience. So this is an excellent reminder for me to stick to what I enjoy, and just not regularly follow a platform not directed at me and most certainly NOT downvote such platforms just cause I don't like the style. So great plan.

  • KT

    Kyle T.

    5 6 2018 14:34

    3       0

    Thank you Raoul,
    I am 59 and this was helpful for me in understanding what you are doing.
    It also motivates me to refer more younger people to your site.
    I have done this with people my age but am going to send to my kids and their friends who are very
    interested in understanding the realities of the financial world we live in. They have no concept of what
    our country is doing with debt, what risk companies are taking with derivatives etc.
    Warmly,
    Kyle Thompson/ Dallas , Tx

  • DG

    Daniel G.

    5 6 2018 14:31

    5       0

    I love that they're changing to meet what their vision is. I've been a subscriber for 2 years and spend a good amount of time catching up. Raoul mentioned that they're working on a better way to organize content, and this is the biggest need. These interviews are truly the best way to come up with your own framework, by standing on the shoulders of the giants as it were. It is valuable, it is high quality, and it's always getting better. I'm a better advisor because of my subscription and I'm so excited for what the future holds for the RV family.

  • MF

    Marc F.

    5 6 2018 14:21

    6       0

    Just love it Raoul, best Investment I have done this year. There are plenty of people out there who don't know much about Trading, Investment. A simple Step by Step Guidance how to get into Trading / Investment for this people would be helpful and I am saying this as an experienced Trader / Investor myself as you want to growth, this should be the way to do! Thanks a lot for all your Team is putting into this. Amazing work and product you have created!

  • MR

    Mark R.

    5 6 2018 14:13

    4       0

    As someone who has been fortunate enough to both interact with RVTV as well as be interviewed I can say keep up the good work and these changes show that Raoul and his team know what they are doing. The only way to keep great in depth content for a few is to have more generalist content for the masses.

    Having been an independent professional in this business I can say I was highly skeptical when the experiment started and have been pleasantly surprised at how its evolved. Anyone who thinks that they can't benefit from hearing other viewpoints or ideas is only fooling themselves as at the very least it helps solidify your own thinking. Keep up the good work

  • CM

    Chris M.

    5 6 2018 14:08

    3       0

    I am a new RV subscriber. Yeah the comments section can be useful if used constructively. I feel like the older crowd (in terms of subscriber length) might feel jaded cause change is difficult. I am lucky as my paradigm hasn't had to change being a new sub. I liked the golf course analogy. Kinda fitting for many, me as well (when I was younger). Now I just turn around and gently ask them to show me how to do it, all the while pointing to their downfalls as an "experienced" user, trader, whatever. kinda puts things into perspective.
    I feel we all gain when propping one another up, not tearing one another down. The real goal is wealth creation while keeping R/R low to preserve those gains. banter back and forth or giving one another shit (in a friendly context) I always welcome. But just bitching all the time... kinda makes me feel like Im talking with an ex. Which (as most of you know) is hardly ever productive 🙂

    Chris

  • V!

    Volatimothy !.

    5 6 2018 14:07

    3       0

    Please allow custom organization in the platform. If we can have our own version of the content we see, or what we see first it would save time and frustration. This is why I don't like big tech. Their algos don't know me, they piss me off.

  • TJ

    Terry J.

    5 6 2018 13:27

    1       0

    I loved the original RVTV revolution, and applaud the continuing programme evolution which should hopefully provide enough valuable content for all of us, regardless or our age, background, academic prowess, or financial sophistication! I would love to see RVTV eventually included in educational curriculums. Keep up the great work Raoul.

  • CY

    CHIHLUN Y.

    5 6 2018 13:19

    6       0

    Thank you Raoul - I just want to say how much I enjoy the content and what your interviewers and interviewed guests are sharing with us. I can barely watch ten minutes of regular financial TV after having subscribed to your service.

    Although I am merely one single subscriber generating you a small revenue, I hereby put in my vote and say - firstly, please experiment, I look forward to what you guys have coming up.

    Secondly, please by all means become a viable business - we all want you to be around in 10 years time. I respect what your team is aiming for. Good financial information should not be seen as a zero-sum resource.

    Final, please could you pass a shout out to Alex, Justine and Roger for the entertaining knock-on effect? It's fun and informative, and reminds me a lot of the documentary shows I used to watch as a kid that asks something like "how did penicillin lead to better tires" etc (it was either NatGeo or Discovery I believe).

    Allan

  • BT

    Brian T.

    5 6 2018 12:52

    5       0

    Well said Raoul! Keep advancing, don't settle!

  • SH

    Steve H.

    5 6 2018 11:12

    36       0

    A timely explanation. Thank you. As long as you do indeed broaden rather than dilute your content, stodgy old farts like me will have nothing to complain about.

  • BL

    Bart L.

    5 6 2018 11:07

    8       0

    Thanks Raul, for the update. I personally appreciate Real visions efforts to promote and deliver original content. It doesn’t always reach your high standards but I encourage you to keep on experimenting and evolving as it will lead to a engaging content for all.

  • RM

    Russell M.

    5 6 2018 10:31

    3       0

    Learning golf is a suffering ordeal for sure. I was thinking about college writing classes where we had to keep reworking an essay for weeks. I would bring in something I thought was good, and the peer reviews would trash it. After 2 days of sulking, I would begin the rewrite. I got better, but it was tough. Peer review is a skill also. Not all feedback is packaged with care. I try to comment only when I think I may contribute to your improvement. But one of my reviews was sharp for which I will apologize if rather than challenge, it instead discouraged. We minions sometimes swing and miss as do we all. Take heart. Keep working. And if ever you want to try golf again, know that the key to getting rid of the slice is spinning the ball the opposite way. Its not ability; its science.

  • AG

    Abhimanyu G.

    5 6 2018 10:16

    10       0

    The comments section is a brutal place, overly harsh sometimes (in my opinion). I guess each new format evokes so much emotion from the initial subscriber base, because they love the original and quality long-form content (like I do). I have already started to be extremely picky about what I watch, it's impossible to view everything on the platform now since you have ramped up your offering. As long as there is enough content which suits my needs, I will definitely continue to be a supporter and a subscriber. I wish you luck in finding a balance between producing content for a varied subscriber base - Abhi

  • SG

    Sashi G.

    5 6 2018 09:53

    8       0

    Thanks for this update, Raoul. I fully support your recent changes to Real Vision and it is what finally converted me to being a subscriber. I think the broad basing of content is great. As you rightly say, not all of it is for me, but there is more than enough that is. Things like Knock On effect will either be loved or hated; I am more in the latter for now, but it is a great innovative idea worthy of trying. The deep intellectual stuff is great, but for me, I do not need all of it. The ability to pick and choose such a wide variety of content is truly refreshing. You and your team are going a great job are and true pioneers in this area. Kudos and bouquets!

  • SC

    Scott C.

    5 6 2018 09:42

    10       0

    I applaud your attempt to reach out to new audiences with different programs and ideas. The fact that you've been able to reach a much younger demographic than traditional financial media speaks to the appeal of what you're doing. I look forward to new developments.