Audio Archives

Lessons from the Trading Floor with Bob Dunn

For over 20 years, Bob Dunn worked on one of the most Vibrant trading floors in the world, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Bob shares some of his trading experiences with listeners and offers some insights into the challenges he faced while transitioning from floor trading to screen based trading.

Straddling the Trade with Steve Moses

Merlin welcomes options trader Steve Moses to the show to help answer a great listener question about Straddles as they pertain to Options. The duo give a great overview of how they work and show some examples on the charts before addressing the pros and cons of this particular strategy.

Global Currencies with Tim Pesut

Merlin welcomes Tim Pesut to the show to talk about the recent FX fluctuations. They look at the US dollar, British pound, and Euro for potential levels and trading opportunities. They also share their personal experiences on how to deal with crushing losses.


October BECC Report with Scott McCormick

Master trader, Scott McCormick joins Merlin to talk about some of the current sector rotation issues happening right now. Scott shares some insights into how he uses this information in conjunction with supply and demand levels to increase his probability of trading success.

Weekend Edition with David Warner

John O’Donnell and David Warner team up to talk about the effects of monetary policy on currency direction in the medium to long term. This included a look at the operations of various central banks to better understand their overall intentions.


ProActive Investing with Merlin Rothfeld

Host, Larry Jacobson, welcomes Merlin to the show to talk about some significant headlines that further demonstrate the need for solid ProActive investing tactics. Merlin walks through some market levels on the S&P 500, before talking about some of the steps investors should be doing to protect themselves should the market correct.


Market Analysis with Tillie Allison

Merlin and Tillie analyze the past month of trading and establish some targets for the S&P 500 as the sideways action persists. They also discuss some of the pitfalls of getting lured into dividend paying stocks, stocks which have dropped significantly!


Currency Breakdown with David Warner

Master trader, David Warner joins Merlin in studio to talk about the current market movers, and answer several listener questions. The duo look at the rapid selloff of the Pound and offer insights into how to trade it. They also look at the Yen in response to a listener question.


Storm Trading with Roger Best

With the recent hurricane doing damage in Florida, Merlin Rothfeld and Roger Best talk about how they trade during those market times, as well as what steps they have implemented at home to prevent major problems. They also look at the potential impact of either candidate winning the upcoming election.


Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld start off by taking a look as some important charts and futures pertaining to the Oil industry. They also look at some new SEC regulations taking effect on October 15th, which may change the way you are investing in your long term portfolios.


Wholesaling Real Estate with Diana Hill

Merlin and Diana discuss the profession of Wholesaling in real estate and how it might be an important part of your buying process. They also take a look at several charts which shed some light on the current housing markets, and clues as to the future.


Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in the studio, Merlin takes time to answer several listener questions on a wide range of securities including Apple, Google, Sugar futures, British Pound and much more!


Surfing the Chop with Gabe Velazquez

Markets continued to chop back and forth, providing stress fueled periods for longer term traders, and great opportunities for short term traders! Gabe and Merlin discuss the current Fed comments and how they are adding to the current waves, then they move on to a listener question about bracket orders.


The Next Shoe to Drop With Steve Bobbitt

Merlin welcomes Steve Bobbitt back to the studio to discuss the recent developments with Deutche Bank and how it might impact the markets. Steve also shares some stories from a recent class which offer some insight into how to get out of a losing streak.


Trading Success with Joann Farley

John and Joann Farley discuss what makes for a successful business and why Online Trading Academy meets those requirements and so much more.

Austrian Capital Theory

Baylor University professor Dr. Peter Klein is the Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Instituteis. Peter and John O’Donnell discuss the topic on why zero interest rates pushed by Central Banks do not make sound economic sense according to Austrian capital theory. We discuss why independent capital and voluntary price discovery by the market are the foundation of capitalism, not government intervention into the capital markets led by Central Banks. The duo discuss why the digital  disruptive  online education space is growing in both the for profit and nonprofit education spaces.

K-12 Homeschool Markets and Disruptive Trends

John & Dr. Gary North discuss K-12 homeschool markets and the disruptive trends in tech to reduce college tuition costs.

Mises Institute Mainstream vs Austrian Economics

John & Jeff Deist, Mises Institute mainstream vs Austrian economics, college federal loan scams for-profit education space

Weekend Edition With John O'Donnell & Tim Blotzer

Weekend Edition With John O'Donnell & Tim Blotzer

Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

With no guest on the show today, Merlin takes the time to answer several listener questions on topics ranging from market scanning & Filtering, Fed actions and following in the footsteps of the Big Market guru’s.


Choosing the Right Options with Steve Moses

Several listeners sent in questions regarding which option to select when setting up a trade. Veteran trader, Steve Moses, joins Merlin to help shed some light on the topic, and several others!

Listener Questions with Ryan Watkins

One of the Original Online Trading Academy students, Ryan Watkins, joins Merlin on set to answer several questions from his followers on social media. Ryan has worked very hard over the past 20 years to hone his trading skills and offers some guidance for traders. Questions range from market timing, algorithms, Gold, and zone reading.

Defensive Planning with Sean Reed

Financial advisors are constantly urging investors to Diversify, but most are not diversified at all! Merlin welcomes trader & investor Sean Reed to the studio to talk about what True Diversification is, and what it attempts to achieve. They also answer some listener questions on commodities, particularly gold and silver.

Pension Tension with John O'Donnell

John and Merlin take a hard look at the failing pension plans system in the us and discuss options for securing your “Plan B” in life. Later, the look at the growing powerhouse in the “Sphere of Influence”, and what it means for our markets and country going forward.

Generating Income with Tillie Allison

Master Trader & Investor, Tillie Allison, joins Merlin to talk about how she is currently using options to generate monthly income for her portfolio. Tillie talks about some of her trials and tribulations she experienced on her way to trading success, and why it’s important for new traders to be part of a community.

Q & A with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin catches up on a recent influx of listener questions on many topics, including: where the markets are headed next, Money management, and establishing trading rules.

Currency Markets with Brandon Tristan

Merlin and Brandon discuss the importance of journaling & trade analysis as a method of improvement. Something that many traders do not do! Later, they look at the Canadian dollar and British Pound for setups and trading opportunities.

7 Habits if Successful Traders with Roger Best

Listener, Lex, just read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and wanted to know if there is something similar for Traders. Roger Best and Merlin Rothfeld run down 7 items that they have observed over the past 20 years which are common amongst the successful traders they know.

Talking with the Ambassador

Merlin and John look at the news behind the major selloff that occurred Friday, and how it may seep over to Monday’s trading session. They also look at several charts pertaining to jobs data for August and the emergence of Fintech. A sector of the economy growing by leaps and bounds, and offering great trading opportunities.

Proactive Investing with Sam Seiden

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.

Picking Bottoms & Tops with Michael Young

Long time floor trader, Michael Young, discusses the pitfalls of trying to pick tops & bottoms rather than wait for the market to confirm a top or bottom. The duo looks at many psychological factors for the current market trend and historical factors which support it.

The Yellen Put with David Warner

Veteran currency trader, David Warner joins Merlin on set to talk about the fed’s propping up of the markets and its impact on currencies. The duo analyze charts on the Euro, Pound, Yen, Oil, Aussie Dollar and much more!

Mapping the Trade with Larry Jacobson

When he is not building amazing resources to help the Online Trading Academy students achieve their financial goals, Larry is Trading! He joins Merlin on set to talk about his recent trades and how he maps out each step to help remove emotions and making bad trades. This “Recipe” keeps him focused on 9 key points of data.

Automation with Craig Weil

Long time floor trader, Craig Weil, joins Merlin to talk about how automation plays a part in his trading, and how it can help remove emotional calls. Merlin and Craig look at simple steps, such as stop losses, and work up to bracket orders and OCO’s with examples of how and why the work.

Options Strategies with Matt Gildea

Options master, Matt Gildea, joins Merlin on set to talk about how he has been trading and traveling for the past 16 years. While it has allowed him to travel the world, it also has some pitfalls which he shares with listeners. They also look at different options strategies, including Iron Condors.

Listener Questions with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in studio, Merlin addresses many listener questions on topics ranging from the intraday chart of Gilead Sciences, Options trades on Hershey’s, mechanics of market crashes and using market data to short insurance companies!

The Interest Rate Debate

Janet Yellen stoked the interest rate debate Friday morning, creating big waves in the markets. John and Merlin take a look at the current interest rate environment, and how it may be shaping up for the rest of the year. They also look at the fed’s role and how they have been dropping the ball with regards to their mandate.

Income Using Real Estate with Diana Hill

Real Estate expert, Diana Hill, joins Merlin to talk about different uses and goals for real estate. They look at a couple listener questions which focus on creating a solid income stream renting out multi-family homes and the flaws of the popular fix-n-flip TV shows!

Spot vs. Futures with Gabe Velazquez

Many are confused with the differences between spot and futures markets! Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to help listeners determine which market is best for their trading and investing needs. The duo also take a look at the gold market for trading opportunities.

Eye on the Hole with Tim Pesut

Jackson Hole that is! Volatility and liquidity have been seeping out of the markets, leaving a listless low movement market. Time Pesut joins Merlin to talk about this market normality and why it’s all about to change! Janet Yellen and some of the most powerful bankers may make statements in the coming days which can create significant market moves!

Market Breakdown with Scott McCormick

Scott joins Merlin to talk about his most recent B.E.C.C. report, highlighting current market trends. They look at several market relationships which offer clues to current & future direction. They also look at several currency pairs for listeners.

Technology Innovations

Merlin and John usher in the weekend with a look at more technology innovations which are taking more jobs from the average worker. The look at the continuation of this trend as well as some trading opportunities created by it. John also answers some listener questions regarding bonds and bond investments.

Currency Markets With Reginald Ringgold

Reginald shares his thoughts on current market volatility, which has been much higher than your traditional summer doldrums! Merlin and Reginald look at the Eurusd, Usdjpy, the dollar index to evaluate correlation aspects and potential trading opportunities.

Developing Routines

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.

Currency Wars with David Warner

Central banks around the world are slashing rates, and many are dipping into negative territory. David Warner joins Merlin to talk about the escalating currency war and what trading opportunities it is presenting. The duo looks at the Yen, Pound, US & New Zealand dollar to help answer listener questions.

Staying the Course with Tillie Allison

Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the show to talk about how investors should approach the bullish market, and the risks they should be willing to encounter. The duo also look at 401k questions from listeners, including early withdrawals and the utilization of margin.

Bond Yields Drop and Prices Rise

As bond yields drop, prices are on a solid uptrend! Is this the new normal? John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at many charts which might shed some clarity on this confusing topic! The duo also discuss factors which may further push up equity market prices! Finally, the look at a recent report illustrating that 50% of jobs in America will be lost to robots in the next 20 years! Scared? You should be!

Trading Day Roundup with Larry Jacobson

Online Trading Academy’s Director of Student Services, Larry Jacobson, joins Merlin for a look at several of the long term trades he has taken, and the logic behind them. Then he focuses on trades taken today and offers insight into how he sets these trades up.

Personalizing Forex with Sam Evans

Merlin and Sam answer many listener questions pertaining to the FX markets, including: Spot vs. Futures, New Zealand rate cut, trading time frames and much more! The duo also look at a listeners trade setup on the Aussie!

Surviving as a Trader with Merlin Rothfeld

Millions enter the fray of trading, yet only a handful make a living at it. Why is that? It all boils down to rules, strategy, and having a plan! Merlin walks listeners through some of the major learning lessons from his 20+ years of trading his own accounts.

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