Audio Archives

Talking with Bill Henner

Former Chicago floor trader, Bill Henner, takes time out of his teaching day in Seattle Washington to join Merlin for a look at the hot topics of the day. Including the current fed announcement reaction, China’s woes, The decline in Gold, and technical tools pointing to possible trend changes in the Dow!

Currency Markets with Tim Pesut

On the heels of the Chinese government intervening to stabilize their stock market, international markets rallied! This also caused sharp moves in currencies as well as commodities. Master trader, Tim Pesut joins Merlin for a look at how he is trading these developments as well as offer his insights into the Australian Dollar, Gold, Copper and Much more!

Roger Best & His Class!

Class on many levels! Roger and Merlin talk about many trading topics including trading other people’s money and the perils of taking TV advice for trades. Roger’s current ProTrader class in Irvine California, joins in the studio and asks some interesting questions about how brokers and money managers make money. Later, Roger talks candidly about where he sees the market headed.

Innovative Products with Frank Trotter of EverBank

John and Merlin welcome Frank Trotter, Executive Vice President of EverBank. The trio takes a look at creative solutions to customer needs within the financial arena. Like CD’s which participate in market gains, but will not lose any of the original investment capital. Don’t you wish you knew about these prior to the crash in 2008? They also take a look a Gold, and crypto currencies place in the banking system.

Real Estate Success with John DeJulio

Teacher, investor, author, real estate expert, John DeJulio joins Merlin to share his thoughts on many housing related topics. He begins by looking at the current market, pointing out that those who feel prices are too high, just don’t know what they are doing! The duo go onto look at how John got into real estate and his personal investing preferences. John also goes on to offer his insights into what really caused the housing market collapse.

Defining Your Style with Craig Weil

This long time floor trader shares with listeners his personal way of trading on a short term basis. In past appearances, Craig Weil has talked about how important it is to find your niche in trading and work on finding out your personal preferences. Craig and Merlin share the different time frames the look at, how many trades they make a week, and what indicators they use to trade. Later, Craig and Merlin take a look at the Nasdaq futures per listener request.

Getting to Know Tracy Hubbard

First time guest, Tracy Hubbard shares with listeners how he got into the trading world and many of the pitfalls he had to overcome to be successful at it! He talks about several key topics which nearly every trader goes through, as well as a little about his personal trading style with currencies. Later, Merlin and Tracy answer some listener questions about different currency pairs including the British Pound, New Zealand Dollar, US Dollar and much more!

Catching Up With Sam Seiden

The architect of the Online Trading Academy content, Sam Seiden joins Merlin for a look at what’s new and exciting. Sam shares his thoughts on the latest Financial Matters courses, designed to show everyone how to become their own bank by taking control of all financial areas of their lives. After sharing a couple of stories from his travels and teachings with students, Merlin and Sam break down the charts on Lululemon and Whole Foods, per listener request.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The Ambassador of Opportunity, John O’Donnell, joins Merlin from the newly renovated Luigi’s pool hall. John and Merlin take a look at the US dollar and the hypothetical of losing it as a fiat currency. What then? How would we trade? They also look at the ongoing drama in Europe as well as financial exposure to the Chinese markets.

Range Bound Markets with Michael Young

Last month, Michael Young was on Power Trading Radio talking about his trade setup on Natural Gas, which turned out to be a fantastic trade! This time, the former CME floor trader shares his thoughts on a variety of assets including Gold, Oil, the US Dollar, Natural Gas, Intel and trading earnings! It’s a show full of great setups and lessons. Tune in and gain some great insights into the markets with this dynamic duo!

Tailoring your Options Strategy with Steve Moses

As the Greeks riot in the streets ahead of one of the most significant votes in recent memory, Steve Moses joins Merlin to discuss how he is trading it!  Steve points out several key rules that he follows with regards to his timing and security selection. Steve also outlines why he will not trade stocks before earnings, and points out a much better time to trade them!

Global Currencies with Merlin Rothfeld

With no guest on the show, Merlin answers many listener questions that were Power Blasted into the studio! With obvious focus on the Greek situation, Merlin starts off by answering a question about how to trade that volatile situation. Later he looks at the Canadian dollar, British Pound New Zealand pair, the Yen, and several other currencies.

Breaking down the BECC report with Scott McCormick

Taking time after his ProTrader Class in Irvine California, Scott McCormick joins Merlin for a look at his uber popular BECC report which breaks down Bonds, Equities, Currencies and Commodities for potential clues as to future market direction. Scott and Merlin also talk about order entry and the importance of planning out trades, regardless of the asset class you trade!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John break down the weeks biggest topics including the huge selloff in the Chinese exchanges, the ongoing Greek debt restructuring saga, the issues with the New York Stock Exchange and much more!

Listener Question Thursday!

With no guest on the show today, Merlin devoted an entire show to listener questions! From account statistics, Gold forecasts, Apple opportunities, trading psychology, and much more, this show has a little of everything. Tune in to see if your questions were answered.

Meet Mr. Arginteanu!

Every trader has a story to tell about their evolution and background as a trader! Jon Arginteanu joins Merlin in studio, and tells viewers about his rise through the mega trading firms and New York Mercantile Exchange. Jon talks about the evolution of the markets as well as his personal trading style & tactics. The duo also look at gold and the S&P 500 for potential trades and levels.

Psychological Obstacles with Brandon Tristan

Spending much of his time working with students in the XLT environment, Brandon Tristan sees many of the challenges facing traders first hand. Having overcome these obstacles first hand, Brandon talks about the major issues as well as how to overcome them. Merlin and Brandon then look at a variety of currency pairs per listeners request!

The Beginning of the End

Major news from Greece signals the beginning of the “Grexit”, which could spread contagion through the remaining EU countries. Merlin takes a look at the impact of Sundays referendum vote, and how it may impact further moves in our markets. Merlin also takes a look at some stocks for listeners including NI, USO, GLD and more.

Buying Protection with Russ Allen

Sideways markets have not been the kindest to long term investors for the past few months! Russ Allen joins Merlin to talk about how investors might want to position themselves for a potential market drop. This also includes a listener question about protecting assets in a 401k.

Hitting Triple Digits with Steve Bobbitt

Triple digit moves in the Dow have become much more frequent recently, and interesting technical patterns have emerged as well. Master trader, Steve Bobbitt joins Merlin for a look at these patterns, offering his insights as to what they are signaling for the market going forward. The duo talk about Oil, Syria, S&P, Canadian Dollar and much more!

The Plunge with Scott McCormick

The issues with Greece escalated over the weekend sending shockwaves through the financial markets. Scott McCormick joins Merlin to add his perspective of the issues, but not from your traditional angle. He focuses on the levels in the market and price charts rather than the news itself. Scott and Merlin look at many charts to gain clarity as to where things may go from here.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Eooa joins John and Merlin for the weekend edition and National “Bring your dog to work day”! John introduces listeners to an interesting new concept of gold back currencies through a company called BitGold in Toronto. The trio discuss how these new investments/currencies might impact our markets and create trading opportunities for investors. Bear market talk also circles around the Chinese stock exchanges which are down nearly 20% this year!

Understanding What’s Eating Away At Your Returns with Tillie Allison

Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the studio for a show focused on the impacts of fees and time on rates of return. She clearly shows listeners how a simple 2% fee can reduce your rate of return by 50% or more depending on how long you are invested. The duo also takes several listener questions focused on market timing and rates of return.

Building A Trading Community with Larry Jacobson

Larry Jacobson, Trader, Author and instructor at Online Trading Academy, joins Merlin to discuss the resources available to traders to help support them. Many traders feel isolated and suffer significant losses because they do not know how to fix their mistakes. Larry outlines some new initiatives designed at helping all Online Trading Academy students build a trading community to help improve odds of success.

Settling The Score In Europe with Tim Pesut

As talks and deadlines head up for Greece, uncertainty and hope prevail in the markets. Tim Pesut joins Merlin to offer his perspectives on the situation. Does this mean Greece getting the boot? Going back to the Drachma? Or more of the same old news of nothing changing? Tim offers his thoughts on that as well as the Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Euro and much more!

Trading Stocks with Tom Joyce

Having worked with major firms and exchanges around the world, Tom Joyce has a tremendous amount of experience at all levels of Finance! He shares some of these experiences with Merlin to kick off the trading week on Power Trading Radio. Tom also shares some of his trading philosophy  and market approach to the equity markets. This deals a lot with multiple time frame analysis and risk management.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

A decent down day on Friday couldn’t derail the strong weekly results for the markets! John O’Donnell joins Merlin for a look at interest rates, the Fed, inflation, gold and other factors influencing current market dynamics.

The Pulse of Indian Markets with Vishal Subandh

Merlin welcomes Online Trading Academy instructor Vishal Subandh to the show for an update on what is happening in the Indian Markets. Vishal shares with viewers several trade setups for the Nifty, Bank Nifty and the USDINR. The topic also looks at other strong & weak sectors in India as well as a great look at market correlation.

The Calm Before the Storm with Bill Henner

With the new comments made by the Federal Reserve today, nothing has changed! Trading activity for most indexes continues to be choppy and sideways, making it difficult for trend traders to make a profit. 25 year floor trader veteran Bill Henner joins Merlin for look at how he is adapting to these market conditions, and what tips he has for traders who are frustrated right now. Bill and Merlin look at several charts including the S&P 500, gold, the British pound, the US dollar and much more.

Luck of the Irish with Steven Hanahoe

Merlin welcomes Irish trader Steven Hanahoe to Power Trading Radio for a look at global currency markets. Steven begins by walking listeners through his trading evolution, preferences and trading style. Then the duo answer many listener questions about currency pairs, offering extensive analysis of levels and direction.

Talking Stocks with Tillie Allison

Tillie joins Merlin for a show filled with listener questions! Topics range from how to adapt to current market conditions, to using options in sideways markets. Tillie offers her insights into the stocks OMG, TBT, TLT, SBUX, and how she dealt with losses and trade plans early on in her trading career.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The Ambassador of Opportunity, John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for an interesting look at the criteria that normally appears in the markets during a topping period, as well as data which occurs during a bottoming market. John also looks at some of the major headwinds for investors and markets going forward.

Positioning For Rate Hikes with Mike McMahon

With a potential rate hike just a few months away, traders should start thinking about how their investments may be impacted. Mike McMahon joins Merlin for a breakdown of what he feels will happen once the fed does hike, and how it will impact things like: Home loans, equity markets, dollar and much more!

How To Make Money When Things Go Nowhere with Steve Moses

On a day when the markets rocketed to the upside, Merlin welcomes Steve Moses to help viewers understand the trading potential for Options. Steve’s preferred options strategy is spread trading, which allow him to profit when securities go sideways. The duo talk about this, and the other ways to use options to capitalize on market moves as well as how to generate income.

Increasing Market Volatility with Paul Buzby

With the fed rate hike looming, Director of research at RCW Financial, Paul Buzby, joins Merlin for a look at a variety of macroeconomic topics including: $800 gold, the impact of upcoming rate hikes, China debt, Dollar strength and much more!

Talking Stock with Scot Stokes

Fresh out of his ProTrader class in Irvine California, Scot Stokes joins Merlin Rothfeld in studio to answer listener question and offer his perspective on what’s happening in the market. Stocks include: Lululemon, International Business Machines, Alcoa, S&P 500, Russell 2000, Oil, Gold, Dow, Nasdaq, and much more.

Weekend Edition with Dr. Mark Thornton & John O’Donnell

Following up last week’s great discussion about the “War on Cash” with Joe Salerno, Merlin welcomes Dr. Mark Thornton to talk about “Financial Repression”, and its overall impact on our financial system. This repression also sheds some light on why you are receiving almost nothing for saving your money!

Always Something to Trade with Michael Young

Former CME floor trader, Michael Young joins Merlin to discuss how he is trading these sideways markets and finding great trading opportunities.
Mr. Young takes a look at Natural Gas, and walks listeners through how he is trading it, and what his strategies are going forward. The duo stress the importance of knowing the instruments you are trading, and having a plan at all times!!

It’s All About Price with Gabe Velazquez

Over the last 1500 shows on Power Trading Radio, we have learned a LOT about different traders from around the world! Some use fancy tools, some look at the news, some just focus on price! XLT instructor, Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to talk about what he sees happening in the current market, as well as give us some insight into what it is he uses to trade off of.

FX Rundown with Scott Greer

Merlin welcomes Scott Greer,  in a show packed with charts and analysis. The duo covers the US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Yen, Aussie and much more! Scott also offers up a trade set-up he is watching, and may trigger any moment!

Deciphering the Fed with David Warner

Big deadlines face Greece this week and the Euro in general. Currency trader, David Warner, joins Merlin to offer his insights into what is going on behind the scenes with the Central banks and where the currencies may be headed. The duo talk about the Dollar, Pound, Euro, Yen and Kiwi!

Weekend Edition with Joe Salerno

Merlin and John welcome back Joe Salerno for a look at the war on cash. Not your typical currency war that the Central banks play, but an actual push to get rid of the use of cash. Why would this be happening, and what are the opportunities in alternative currencies? Tune in and find out!

Income Generation with Darek Zelek

Traditional investment advisors point investors to the bond market to generate income, yet that is a dangerous undertaking in these markets. Master trader, Darek Zelek joins Merlin for a look at how he uses options to grow his portfolios and generate the desired rate of return he is looking for. The duo look at several examples of options trades on assets like Oil and Gold.

The World Revolves around FIFA!

Before diving into current markets, and the ridiculous Wednesday rally, Merlin jumps on the soapbox to rant about the current FIFA issues flooding the media. Why all this attention on FIFA when our Elected officials are just as guilty? Later, Merlin talks about the Semiconductor sector, which was the major catalyst for Wednesday’s rally.

The Level Master: Jasmine Wang

Merlin welcomes back master trader, Jasmine Wang for a look at how the XLT and MasterMind community has been going at Online Trading Academy. Jasmine points out some great recent trades made as well as what were the factors for making those trades. The duo also look at Oil, dollar index, and major market indexes.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin take a look at setting realistic expectations for traders as many believe that they will be getting ridiculously high market returns. Focus shifts to having a trading plan, discipline, and risk management. John also offers his insights into where the price of gold may be headed as well as tools to help spot market turns.

Pulling Back the Curtain with Gina Monetti

It took 5 years to happen, but we finally get Gina Monetti on the show! Gina is instrumental in student support, XLT, Mastermind, Clubhouse, ProPicks and much more at Online Trading Academy! Gina talks about her role and how it all revolves around student success. Later, Gina talks about her trading style and where she sees the market headed.

Trading Energy with John Rowland

17 year veteran at the NYMEX, John Rowland joins Merlin to talk about trading energy and natural resources. Having traded for the past 30 years, John gives some insights in to his evolution as a trader and his specialization in natural gas and oil.

Behind the Scenes with Joann Farley

Traveling around the US, living the life of a trader, Joann Farley joins Merlin to talk about her daily role with Online Trading Academy helping people around the world achieve their financial dreams. The duo covers the XLT program, ProPicks and other resources available to traders which will help them stay focused and disciplined. Joann also answers some listener questions live on air.

Talking Stocks with David Fong

Markets continued to new historic levels today, propelled by hopes that the Fed rate hikes would be pushed further down the line. Master Trader, David Fong joins Merlin on set to talk about a variety of listener stock questions. The do looks at Urban Outfitters, Home Depot, SkyWorks, Go Pro, Lululemon and much more! Tune in and see if they answered your questions!
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