Audio Archives

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.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Given the number of questions about Silver and other commodities, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld devote the entire show to the mining industry. The duo looks at mining, royalties and global demand as potential factors for buying into silver, but both caution about buying at these levels!

Weekend Wrap with John O'Donnell

Given the number of questions about Silver and other commodities, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld devote the entire show to the mining industry. The duo looks at mining, royalties and global demand as potential factors for buying into silver, but both caution about buying at these levels!

Leading Indicators with Mike McMahon

Everyone wants the crystal ball to see the future, yet nobody has it. What we do have is a wide array of resources, each designed to help us understand where things may be headed! Mike McMahon joins Merlin to talk about an indicator he uses to help anticipate market trends, and right now, its way out of whack! The duo also talk about PE ratios and how they can be misleading in the markets.

Welcoming Back Tillie Allison

After a short vacation in France, Tillie is back in the monthly rotation on Power Trading Radio. Tillie and Merlin discuss several markets including the S&P 500, Gold and Oil. The duo look at key levels, as well as address some of the key relationships between these assets.

Market Analysis With Chris Manson

Chris joins Merlin on set in Irvine California where he talks about several trade setups that he and his students were working in class today. These trades were taken from several sources, including XLT, Mastermind grid, and class analysis. Later, Merlin and Chris talk about the current levels on the S&P 500 and offer insights into where they see it heading.

Filtering the Noise with Craig Weil

With 44 years of trading experience, much of that on the floor of the CME, Craig Weil knows a little bit about trading! Craig shares his thoughts on how he filters through all the market noise emitted daily in the mainstream media. He focuses on a different set of data points that he shares with listeners. He also talks about one of the characteristics that can really lead to successful trading!

PTR Weekend Edition: the Inflation/Deflation Debate

Merlin and John talk about the inflation/deflation debate and offer their thought as to where we are on the cycle. They also look at the rates of return for a variety of asset classes, trying to identify fundamental changes in the markets. Finally, the FOMC actions & impacts are looked at.

Apples in India with Vishal Subandh

Live from Mumbai India, Vishal Subandh joins Merlin to talk about some great setups on local markets, as well as market relationships which may add to higher probability trades. The duo also look a listener question pertaining to the Apple expansion into India.

Against All Odds with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in studio, Merlin takes a look at the inconceivable market rally which refuses to acknowledge a poor earnings season, and economic data. This transitions to a trade setup and analysis for the platinum futures, offering insight into risk management techniques.

Currency Markets with Tracy Hubbard

When Tracy was on Power Trading Radio last, he and Merlin made some great calls on the GBPNZD, and other currencies. This time around, the duo focuses on the impacts of Oil on the currency markets as well as insights on several different pairs.

Scott McCormick's B.E.C.C. Report

Scott Joins Merlin for his monthly market outlook, more commonly referred to as the B.E.C.C. report. Scott breaks down some of the current market correlations and what their implications may be for the market going forward.

Talking Commodities with Rick Rule

John and Merlin welcome the President of Sprott Global Resource Investments, Rick Rule to the show! The trio look at many aspects of the commodities market including gold, silver, copper, mining companies and much more!

Resources for Trading Success with Larry Jacobson

The Director for Student Services at Online Trading Academy, Larry Jacobson, joins Merlin on set to talk about some of the new resources in place to further accelerate information retention and trading success! Larry and Merlin also answer questions about today’s selloff, and offer suggestions as to the catalyst.

Market Highs with Michael Young

Master trader, Michael Young joins Merlin for a look at how traders should approach the upcoming market highs. He suggests doing what the markets least expect you to do!! What does that mean? Tune in and listen to Michael and Merlin explain!

Money Makes The World Go Round with Tim Pesut

Tim and Merlin talk about the significance of currency markets in all asset classes, and how they help as odds enhancers. The duo also look at the Euro, Pound, Yen, Dollar and many more currencies, looking for trading opportunities. They also answer many listener questions about the Brexit and interest rates.

The Making of a Great Trader with Scott Chrisan

Every trader has a journey to tell when it comes to trading! Scott Chrisan joins Merlin on set to talk about his path from Institutional trading to trading his own accounts over the past 16 years. He shares with listeners some of his biggest learning lessons, and what he did to overcome obstacles to ultimately be a professional trader.

Macroeconomics and Marijuana with Jeff Deist

John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld welcome the President of The Mises Institute, Jeff Deist to Power Trading Radio for his 3rd visit! Jeff talks about the potential impacts of negative interest rates, as well as the moral hazards of a bad monetary policy. Later, the tri look at the booming industry of Marijuana in the US.

Filtering Trades with Josip Causic

Options trader, Josip Causic, joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about how he uses scanners and filters to find trading opportunities for Options. This involves using a filter to help find not only trades, but trades that fit your particular trading objective using options! Josip also helps Merlin answer several listener questions!

Listener Questions with Merlin Rothfeld

With no guest on the show today, Merlin dedicates the entire episode to listener questions. From Macro Economics and market players, to JP Morgan and Earnings, Merlin has an answer for them all!

Listener Questions with Tillie Allison

With SO many questions rolling in to the studio, Merlin and Tillie decide to devote the entire show to addressing as many questions as they can. The duo take a look at Gold, Oil, The US Dollar, S&P 500, Starbucks and much more!

Magic Numbers with Jeff Manson

Merlin Rothfeld and Jeff Manson  “Nerd Out” to some interesting market numbers that Jeff has discovered over the years he has been trading. The duo map out how these figures may shape the markets over the next 34 days. Jeff also answers some listener questions regarding EPS and Dividend usage.

A Look at the Commodity Markets

Merlin and John take a look at the commodity markets, offering analysis on market relationships as well as rates of return. Gold, Zinc, Oil, Gold and much more are looked at, and some trading opportunities discovered!

The Tax Crash with Mike McMahon

Veteran trader, Mike McMahon joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about his forecast for a brief market correction around tax time. Mike offers insights into why he sees the market going south, and offers another date that should have a much bigger market sell off down the road! Want to know the date? Tune in and find out!

25 Year Floor Trading Veteran Loren Newman

It’s not every day that you get a 25 year veteran from the CBOE to talk about how he trades, and how they got into trading! Lucky for Merlin, that’s exactly what happened today! Loren shares his stories of how he got into the trading world in Chicago, and his personal approach to trading.

How Forex Trading Works with David Warner

For many, the exact workings of a Forex trade are shrouded in mystery! Veteran Currency trader, David Warner, joins Merlin to share his experiences working behind the scenes at a major FX broker, and what traders should know with regards to order flow. David also shares his thoughts on the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, New Zealand dollar and much more!

6th Year Anniversary Show with Scot Stokes

With over 1500 live shows, and 4 million downloads, Power Trading Radio celebrates its 6th anniversary with stock trader Scot Stokes! Scot shares some insights into stocks like Apple, Tesla, and the S&P 500.

Current Jobs Numbers

John and Merlin dive into the current jobs numbers for an interesting look at where the creation is coming from! They also look at the Baltic Dry Index for clues to global growth, or lack thereof!

Reading the Warning Signs with Russ Allen

Russ Allen shares his thoughts about the rapid rise in the markets, and offers some suggestions to those holding long term positions. Russ stresses the rules of ProActive investing, and what he looks for when analyzing the markets from the larger time frame perspective.

Futures Wednesday with Tillie Allison

Tillie Allison breaks down several markets including the S&P 500 and Gold, then turns to some rules that have helped shaped her trading career. She shares with listeners her trading results for the month of March, which is something she analyzes to help make her trading better. Judging by the results, its working!!!

The Fed & The Dollar with Jody Wong

Janet Yellen stirred the market today with a somewhat predictable speech today, and stocks rallied! Jody Wong joins Merlin to look at the impacts of today’s move on the US Dollar, the Pound, Euro, and the Yen.

Social Mood and Trading with Mike McMahon

One of the original instructors at Online Trading Academy, Mike McMahon, Joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about how current events have been leading to somewhat predictable trading markets! Mike looks at how social mood has been steering buyers and sellers, and where they are likely to go! The duo also look at the current situation for Oil.

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Revolutions have a way of creating amazing opportunities, both long and short! On today’s show, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at the 4th Industrial Revolution, which we are currently in. The duo discuss the potential impacts of this revolution and where trading opportunities may be found!

Indian Markets with Vishal Subandh

Vishal joins Merlin to offer his monthly insight into several Indian markets including The Nifty and Banknifty Indexes, as well as the USDINR currency pair. Vishal shares several charts to help traders understand the concept of multiple time frame analysis, as well as confluence.

Commodity Mayhem with Don Dawson

Commodity markets have been dishing out some amazing trading opportunities recently! Don Dawson joins Merlin to analyze several popular commodity charts and offer insight into some facts you might not be aware of!

Charting Forex with Sam Evans

Merlin Welcomes back Sam Evans to answer listener questions on several currency pairs including: the New Zealand Dollar, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Yen and much more!

Mapping The Trade with Roger Best

Roger joins Merlin, live in studio with his ProTrader class in Irvine California! Roger walks through some trade setups, as well as the importance of looking at different time frames to help dial in trades. They also answer a live question on how to determine when a gap is going to occur, and how big!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John break down the important factors regarding inflation. Several listeners have asked for more clarity on the topic, so the boys help out! The focus is on a mix of different instruments to help gauge inflation, not just the industry promoted & manipulated CPY & PPI!

Market Timing with Sam Seiden

Industry “Experts” will tell you that you cannot time the markets, nor should you try! Sam and Merlin look at this fallacy and offer their take. Sam shares with listeners his perspective on projecting market tops & bottoms as well as discussing some of his best & worst trades he has taken.

Mapping Out Oil with John Rowland

Long time energy floor trader, John Rowland, joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to talk about the current Oil & Natural Gas picture. The duo look at multiple contracts to help determine underlying strength & weakness in the energy products, as well as breaking down the commitment of traders report for more odds enhancers!

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