Audio Archives

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Equity markets continue their torrid ascent to all time highs, while the data for US growth has been showing weakness for the past year! Something is broken! Merlin and John look at the data and offer insights into why this is happening, as well as the potential time bomb facing financial firms around the world.

The Routine with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin walks through some of the basic steps that he takes when making trades in all asset classes. It all begins with market analysis, then breaking down the specific assets which will present the best trading opportunities based on current  conditions. This brings in the odds enhancers, mastermind grid levels, and solid money management to help round out a great trade!

The Adaptation Game with Steve Moses

The market volatility has all but evaporated this past week, making it difficult for Options sellers to find trading opportunities. Master trader, Steve Moses joins Merlin to talk about what he is doing to accommodate these challenging times. Steve goes over his essentials of risk management,  and why he still prefers selling options to buying.

Uncharted Territory with Gabe Velazquez

With many markets at all time highs, many traders are looking for any opportunity to short! Master trader, Gabe Velazquez cautions against this strategy! Instead, focus on key levels and let the market tell you when to short, or go long! Gabe and Merlin look at several charts for insights as to where those upcoming levels may be.

A Case of the Mondays

For the first time, investors and traders across the nation will be able to get live perspective on the market from experienced professional traders. "Power Trading Radio" is aimed at an audience that wants to improve its edge through active participation whether the market is moving up, down or sideways. In addition to stocks, topics will include foreign exchange, options and wealth management.

Economic Apocalypse

Are you prepared for the next Economic Apocalypse?! Larry and David discuss Economist James Dale Davidson's prediction of a 50% correction in the stock market in 2016, as well as misconceptions and realities regarding retirement.

The Larry David Show

For the first time, investors and traders across the nation will be able to get live perspective on the market from experienced professional traders. "Power Trading Radio" is aimed at an audience that wants to improve its edge through active participation whether the market is moving up, down or sideways. In addition to stocks, topics will include foreign exchange, options and wealth management.

Weighing Your Options with Josip Causic

Several great questions pertaining to options came in over the past couple days, and Josip Causic joins Merlin in studio to go over them. The look at using the leverage provided with options to capitalize on market moves, as well as how to look at implied volatility to find trading opportunities.

All About The Levels With Scot Stokes

Merlin and Trader Scot Stokes talk about how they first focus on supply and demand levels before using any indicator or candlestick formations. They then answer a listener question on a shooting star found on the GE Daily chart.

Labor Participation, Credit and Global Stress

Jobs acted as the catalyst for the market surge on Friday’s trading session, but was it justified? John and Merlin look at several charts which shed a slightly different perspective than was reflected in the mainstream media! They also look at labor participation, credit, and the stress on global financial institutions.

Generating Income Using Options with Tillie Allison

Tillie Allison and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at a great listener question regarding an overzealous financial advisor. The duo point out some simple steps to help transfer money out of the financial advisors pockets and into yours! They also break down how being a seller of options can provide a lower risk approach to generating a consistent income stream.

Global Currencies with David Warner

More listeners than ever have been sending in questions about the Euro, Pound, the Fed and Quantitative Easing! Clearly a sign of uncertainty and confusion. Trader David Warner joins Merlin to talk about the continuing pressure on currency markets, and the great trading opportunities currently at hand!

Bangers & Mash with Larry Jacobson

Fresh back from a trip to London, Director of Student Services at Online Trading Academy, Larry Jacobson discusses his thoughts and observations regarding the Brexit and the potential trading opportunities. The duo also look at several historical charts for key levels and setups.

Brexit and Coal

As the dust settles on the Brexit vote, Merlin and John look at the impact the event has had on the global  markets, then break it down even further to identify a much bigger problem than the Brexit itself. The duo also look at the Coal industry and offer some insights per listener request!

Is Your 401k Safe? with Paul Orme

Another massive settlement hit the 401k industry today, this coming on the heels of any other firms being sued for gouging clients with fees. Trader Paul Orme joins Merlin to talk about what investors should be looking at to see if they are being gouged as well!

Been There, Done That with Craig Weil

With 43 years of trading experience under his belt, Craig is NO stranger to announcements like the Brexit vote. He offers his insights into how this impacted us so far, and what it might mean going forward. Craig also talks about risk management and scaling in and out of positions.

Market Analysis with Gabe Velazquez

The “Voice of Reason”, Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to talk about how he has kept his XLT students calm and composed with all the market volatility caused by the Brexit. Gabe stresses rules and discipline as the major factors to success during periods of large market swings. The duo also go onto answer several listener questions pertaining to several currency pairs.

Trading Announcements With Matt Gildea

Master options trader, Matt Gildea, joins Merlin to talk about how he approaches major announcements such as Brexit, earnings and much more! The duo also take a look at the concept of relative strength and how they use it to find trading opportunities.

Weekend Edition Brexit Panel

Merlin welcomes John O’Donnell, Larry Jacobson and David Warner to discuss the major events that happened last night with the UK Referendum vote. They look at this as the first domino of many to potentially fall now that the UK has decided to leave the Euro. What does this mean for the markets going forward? Tune in and find out!

The Final Hours with Tracy Hubbard

In just a few hours, a MAJOR uncertainty will be removed from the market, the Brexit. Regardless of the outcome, the markets will have a chance to move past this hurdle and either seek out new lows, or vault to new highs. Currency trader, Tracy Hubbard offers his insights to how he and his students at Online Trading Academy will be trading the event, as well as analysis of the dollar index.

Trader Taxation with Michael Atias

Michael Atias of OTA Tax Pros joins Merlin to elaborate on topics from a previous show. How can you get Uncle Sam to contribute to your vacations? How can you make sure that you are not going to run in to problems with regard to trader status? Tune in and find out!

Building Pressure with Tim Pesut

Tim was the first to break the Brexit topic on Power Trading Radio back in 2015, and it has been snowballing every since! This week we will get a final decision on the UK departure and the resettling of global markets. Will the new normal be a EU without Britain?! Tim and Merlin discuss this as well as some of the currency pairs which will be experiencing much higher volatility over the next few days!

June B.E.C.C. Report with Scott McCormick

Scott and Merlin start off with a look at the Fed, and the possibility of upcoming events such as, rate hikes, or potentially another round of quantitative easing! Then focus shifts to the B.E.C.C. report, a monthly market outlook Scott performs to help shed light on any market changes which could present trading and investment opportunities.

Weekend Edition

“The Ambassador of Opportunity”, John O’Donnell joins Merlin to talk about the lack of action by the fed with regard to interest rates, and the potential impacts it may have going forward. They also look at the current status of the Brexit vote, and how it will impact US markets.

How Institutions Are Taking Your Money!

Most financial advisors will tell you that you need to earn a 6-8% rate of return to achieve your retirement goals. Sadly, they do not tell you that they are charging you up to 10% just to be in the investments they advise! And you’re going to pay that fee regardless of market performance! Merlin Rothfeld looks at how the industry is systematically taking what is rightfully yours in exchange for Nothing at all! He looks at ways to get around some of the big fees and put that money back in your pocket. Above all, it’s about education and knowing what to look for! Do you know what to look for?

The Brexit is Coming with David Warner

Today’s unsurprising announcement from Janet Yellen didn’t do much to the markets here in the US, however, all eyes are focused on the nest weeks news. Forex Trader, David Warner joins Merlin on set to talk about some of the finer details of today’s fed announcement, and how it’s shaping up next Thursdays bomb!

The Brexit with Bill Henner

The next couple have some major announcements for all financial markets! Next week, the Fed will make its rate statement, and on June 23rd, the UK will vote on leaving the EU! Veteran floor trader, Bill Henner, joins Merlin to talk about these issue as well as break down some charts from the technical perspective!

Buyouts with Merlin Rothfeld

A massive buyout of LinkedIn had many questioning the action and how it might play out. Merlin offers his 2 cents on the subject and also addresses listener questions on insider transactions and dividends.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John look at the impact of company buyback programs and the CEO effectiveness at timing the markets with buybacks. They also look at the current debt picture in the US, and the eerily similar picture to 2007! Finally, they look at the most recent economic data and offer their insights into next week’s rate hikes.

The Story Behind the Patent with Sam Seiden

Traveling around the world to teach & trade is the life of Sam Seiden! Power Trading Radio managed to get a few minutes with Sam to talk about Online Trading Academy’s patented trading methodology, as well as a little market insight. Merlin and Sam discuss the importance of knowing which side your on: Novice or Professional. Which side are you on?

Trading Plans & Currencies with Jody Wong

Jody is live on set to talk about the importance of planning your trades as well as identifying personal strengths and weakness in trading. If you don’t do it, the market certainly will. Later, they look at some listener questions on spot pairs including, the Canadian dollar, crude oil, British pound and Yen.

Global Currencies with Reginald Ringgold

Interest rates and the global currency war have flooded Power Trading Radio with currency related questions! Veteran trader Reginald Ringgold joins Merlin Rothfeld in studio to answer several of these questions including: the Euro, British pound, Australian dollar, us dollar and much more!

Stock Analysis with Scot Stokes

Fresh out of a ProTrader class in Irvine California, Scot Stokes joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to discuss some recent listener questions regarding Semiconductor stocks, candlestick patterns, and the once all mighty Apple!

Oil and Metals with Paul Buzby

The oil rally is up nearly 90% off its January lows, and there may be some obstacles in its current trajectory! Senior Consultant at RCW Financial, Paul Buzby, joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to talk about his outlook for oil, and to discuss the recent KPMG report on Rare Coin Wholesalers!

Build Wealth Using The Tax Code with Michael Atias

Director of Tax Services at OTA Tax Pro’s, Michael Atias joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to talk about how everyone, including traders should be utilizing the code to help keep more of the money that they make. Michael answers several listener questions regarding deductions for education, travel, and much more!

Global Currencies with Vishal Subandh

Live from Mumbai India, Vishal Subandh joins Merlin for a look at currencies many listeners have been asking for. Including: the Euro, Dollar Index, Aussie, and the Pound Rupee Cross. Vishal and Merlin also discuss the relationship between the US Dollar and Oil.

A Module of Capitalism

The Ambassador of Opportunity John O'Donnell takes on hosting duties while Merlin is on sabbatical.  He and special guest Mark Thornton discuss capitalism from many different angles and much more.

Trading Platforms with Damontre Owens

Many people new to the financial markets think it’s only about having a good trading strategy! Truth is, there are many variable which impact your chances for success! One of the biggies is a trading platform. Merlin welcomes trader Damontre Owens to the show to talk about some of the considerations traders & investors should take into consideration when searching for a trading application.

The World Reserve Currency War with Reginald Ringgold

For years we have been monitoring the growing global power of China and its pressure to take over the worlds reserve currency status. Trader & instructor, Reginald Ringgold joins Merlin to talk about some important changes to this global power struggle, which is starting to change its course! Who will win? Tune in and find out!

The B.E.C.C. Report with Scott McCormick

Last month, Scott revealed the findings of his monthly B.E.C.C. report, which showed a bearish bias for the markets based off of several key factors. In the 30 days since that show, the markets have dropped by more than 2%! What will the next 30 days hold? Tune in and find out!!

The Current State of the Commodity Market

To help quench Power Trading Radio’s listeners thirst for more information on Gold and other metals, CEO of US Global Investors, Frank Holmes joins John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld to talk about the current state of the commodity market. The trio look at gold and gold stocks, as well as some new ETF’s in the airline and municipal bond space.

Q & A with Merlin

Merlin devotes this show to answering many unanswered listener questions from the past week. Topics range from Forex Setups, mortgage rates, arbitrage and even back testing.

Trading Options For A Living with Michael Young

With over 36 years of trading experience, and much of that on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Mr. Young holds a wealth of trading knowledge! Michael shares what he calls his “bread & butter” trades, and how he uses them to generate income. The duo also look at trend analysis, multiple time frames, and the use of major announcements like we had today.

Global Uncertainty Rules with Tim Pesut

Just weeks away from the potentially historic vote in the UK, markets are particularly volatile! Tim Pesut takes time after his class in Milwaukee Wisconsin to discuss the factors he sees moving these markets and where they may be headed! Tim and Merlin look at the Aussie, Euro, Dollar and much more!

Monday Rant with Roger Best

Anyone who has traded for a while knows that the media is the MASTER at distorting facts, twisting words and pointing the finger! Roger joins Merlin to talk about a video that was posted on CNBC which included a ridiculous viewpoints on HFT & Shorting between Steve Wynn and Jim Cramer. Roger shares his thoughts and offers clarity into how the markets truly operate!

Misperceptions of Capitalism & Social Inequality

Dr. Mark Thornton, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld look at the misperceptions of capitalism and social inequality. All this revolves around a theme of being more involved with your personal finances, and work on a plan to grow your net worth. Later, they look at how gold has held up with other asset classes, and as a store of value far better than fiat currency.

Loving the Fed with David Warner

The battle between technicians and fundamentalists rages on, but there is no battle here! David and Merlin both share how they use fundamental data to help plan out trades, and enhance their probability of success. They emphasize that the fundamentals are a secondary factor to the primary trade analysis on a supply and demand basis, regardless of trading time frame. David also shares some of the criteria he filters for when reviewing central bank statements from around the world.

The Mental Game with Dr. Woody Johnson

One of the toughest aspects to trading is Psychology! Merlin welcomes trading psychologist and coach, Dr. Woody Johnson to the show to help listeners seeking answers to their trading issues. The duo look at a variety of complex problems which all traders suffer through.

3 Assets, 1 Goal with Josip Causic

On a day that offered only food for the bulls, Josip and his students were treated to some great trades! He walks Power Trading Radio listeners through the selection process for his trades, which includes analyzing futures, indicies, index components, equities and ultimately options. With winning trades in hand, he performs one last trick at the end of the trading session.

Catching Up With Larry Jacobson

In a short but entertaining segment, Larry Jacobson joins Merlin in studio to talk about a trade he opened recently on Amazon, which echoes the sentiment of a listener inquiring about shorting opportunities in the same stock. Merlin also answers several listener questions about markets and trading styles.

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