Audio Archives

The Selloff Continues with Merlin Rothfeld

After a brief market rally, sellers came back in force today pushing the broad markets down over 2% across the board. Merlin takes a look at the major movers before answering several listener questions on a wide variety of currency related markets.

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

Veteran market technician, Scott McCormick, joins Merlin to discuss the driving forces in our volatile market. Scott starts off by looking at the current market pattern displayed in the S&P 500, and what it might mean for future price action. Focus then shifts to the bond market and an interesting relative strength comparison of several bond products and the S&P 500.

Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell & David Morgan

John O'Donnell interviews silver expert David Morgan. They discuss metals, credit purge and the inflation vs deflation debate.

Market Timing with Sam Seiden

The architect of Online Trading Academy’s Patented Supply and Demand Methodology, Sam Seiden joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about some recent trades which capitalized on the extreme market volatility. Sam stresses the importance of identifying zones where price is most likely to turn, then use other supporting information if needed to make the trade. Sam also talks about his new Lessons From the Pros article.

Pointing The Finger with Roger Best

Extreme volatility continues to slap the market with trading opportunities. Many are looking for the culprit, and a popular target for the TV pundits has been High Frequency Trading. Roger Best joins Merlin to give a real explanation to HFT’s involvement in the selloff, and why he feels investors have been misled.

Follow the Money with Alex Perna

Another wave of selling pummeled the markets today, causing several currencies to rally in to strong supply and demand zones. Online Trading Academy instructor, Alex Perna joins Merlin to talk about his evolution as a trader and share some of his bigger learning lessons. Alex and Merlin look at the weakness in the Dollar and opportunities in other currencies like the Pound, Yen, Canadian dollar, and much more!

The Meltdown Continues with Tillie Allison

Markets extended last week’s losses with steep declines on Monday. Tillie Allison joins Merlin for a look at how she is handling the market declines, and what she sees happening in the near future. The duo answer several listener questions, most in dismay on the market declines and the selloff in nearly everything!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The numbers don’t’ lie, and they show that we are in the midst of “Crash Season”! What does that mean for you and your portfolio? John and Merlin show some startling market stats, as well as compelling facts on global debt which both present possible investing and trading opportunities going forward!

The Bend at the End With Larry Jacobson

Markets took a shot in the jaw on Thursday, leading many to jump to the conclusion that the crash is about to begin. Larry Jacobson joins Merlin to put it in perspective and offer solutions if the market does continue to the downside. He also looks at some options tactics that will help traders and investors ride out any market.

Moneyball Trading with Steve Moses

Options master, Steve Moses joins Merlin for a look at the probability side of trading all asset classes. Just like Billy Martin of the Oakland A’s pioneered a pure statistical probability approach to baseball, Steve uses a similar approach to his trading. He does not “swing for the fences”, but is just concerned with small winning trades, which may ultimately turn into big winners with proper money management. However, all of that would be for not if risk management was not an important part of his trades.

Spot On with Irfan Patel

London trading veteran, Irfan Patel, calls in to join Merlin to talk about the “doldrums” of currency trading in the summer months. Irfan answers many listener questions on a wide range of currencies including the Pound, Kiwi, Canadian & US Dollar. Some of these are displaying great trading opportunities going forward.

North Of The Border with Paul Orme

Trader/Investor Paul Orme is currently at the brand new Online Trading Academy facility in Toronto teaching a ProActive investing class. He joins Merlin via phone to talk about some of the major pitfalls individuals nearing retirement should take into consideration.  The duo also talk about fees and income generation methodologies. Paul also shares how he is currently using options to generate income for his long term accounts.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin break down the week's biggest news headlines from the currency devaluation from China, to the sale of coal mines by Goldman Sachs. They also take a look at the decision by the EU to bail out Greece once again. How long will it last? Finally, commodities continue to be crushed providing potential buying opportunities for those ok with more risk!

ProActive Investing with Tillie Allison

Tillie and Merlin talk about how she is investing and generating income in this sideways market which has lasted for over 7 months! She also talks about a current position which she is in that is designed to take advantage of the market consolidation. Later the duo talked about fees and how one should self manage all their accounts to help avoid fees and unforeseen costs.

Mastering Levels with Jeff Manson

Joining live from the brand new Online Trading Academy campus in New Jersey, Jeff Manson shares some of the current market levels that provided great trading opportunities for him and his students today. These levels were spot on with the MasterMind levels as well! Jeff shares with listeners a little about his Elliott wave experiences and how he couples that with Supply and Demand principles.

Currency Wars with Tim Pesut

China stirred up the global currency war today with a devaluation of their currency, which could be the first of many. Merlin welcomes Tim Pesut to the show to talk about the ramifications of China’s action and how it may create trading opportunities going forward. The duo also look at several listener questions regarding the EURJPY cross pair and specific trade setups.

Filtering for Opportunities with Damontre Owens

Finding the right stock to trade is always a difficult task! Online Trading Academy instructor, Damontre Owens joins Merlin to talk about a quick tool he uses to find trading opportunities for the upcoming week. This may scan hundreds of stocks and only yield a few great opportunities, but it saves a tremendous amount of research time! Tre also helps Merlin answer listener questions on several other stocks.

Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell

Without energy, most Americans would not be able to live the quality of life they currently enjoy! But where is your energy coming from?, and what are the trends for the future? The "Ambassador of Opportunity" John O'Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at how the United States' energy markets break down. They look at current production/consumption levels and offer insights into what the future trends may be. With a solid understanding of Market Timing, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the energy sector!  Tune in and see where the next great opportunities are!

Mapping the Options Trade with Josip Causic

In a rare appearance on Power Trading Radio, master trader Josip Causic joins Merlin in-studio to talk about some current trades, share his journaling practices and answer listener questions. Josip walks viewers through a recent options trade he made and talks about how he approaches earnings. This is followed up with a great segment on how he tracks, plans and documents his trades!

In Studio with Mike McMahon

Teaching a rare class in Irvine, California, Mike McMahon joins Merlin in studio to talk about his current class and trading opportunities. Mike talks a bit about his futures trading preferences before he and Merlin answer several listener questions ranging from: index trading, indicator use, and commodities.

Currency Markets with Ilya Spivak

DailyFX currency strategist, Ilya Spivak joins Merlin for a look at the major currency market stories and live listener questions. The duo begin with the Aussie Dollar which had an explosive move up this morning, but will it last? Later they look at the Swiss Franc, British Pound, Euro and much more!

Multiple Asset Classes with Steve Misic

Trader and Author of weekly market commentary in Power Trading Nation, Steve Misic, joins Merlin for a look at mix of stocks, currencies and politics! Merlin and Steve analyze Apple stock, British Pound futures, Multiple time frame analysis of currencies, and the recent meltdown of commodities!

Weekend Edition with Jim Puplava

Money manager, Jim Puplava joins Merlin and John for a look at the current commodities space. The discussion revolves around the significant downside pressure on Gold, oil, copper, silver and other commodities, and the potentially  incredible buying opportunity quickly approaching!

Live from India with Vishal Subandh

Vishal joins Merlin via Skype for his monthly update on Indian markets and trade setups. His extreme attention to details and procedure allow him to plan out great trades! Vishal shares 2 setups with  viewers as well as how he looks at the market from a Relative Strength perspective. This allows him to find high probability trades in strong or weak markets.

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.

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