Audio Archives

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Current Debt Situation

Merlin and John take a look at the current debt situation and answer listener questions on how the US may get out from under it! They also address questions about trading time frames, and which one is best.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Focusing on the Short Term

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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Listener Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone on set, Merlin takes the time to dive into a variety of topics including: Ways to save for college, the current cryptocurrency system crash, and the growing war between Uber and Lyft. Merlin also talks about Journaling and why it is critical to consistency and success as a trader.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tales From the Floor with Bill Henner

Long time floor trader in Chicago, Bill Henner, joins Merlin to talk about what signs he is looking for to identify a market turn. He also shares some stories from the trading floor.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Trend Follower with Rick Wright

Merlin welcomes Master Trader, Rick Wright to the program to talk about the current plight of the Euro and its relationship to the US Dollar. Several listener questions are also covered to help bring further context to the discussion.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John discuss the landmark purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon, and breakdown its potential impact on the markets going forward. They also look at the currency war, specifically the war on cash. This leads into a discussion of alternative currencies and technology to help facilitate these transactions

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Currency Wars with Tim Pesut

After the predictable rate hike by Janet Yellen and the Fed, other countries are poised to make their announcements soon. Master trader, Tim Pesut, joins Merlin to offer insight on global currencies like the Euro, Yen, US and Canadian Dollars.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How To Unwind $4.5 Trillion with Tillie Allison

Most of the trading session and announcements came out as planned, he real uncertainty lies ahead! Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the show to talk about today’s rate decision, and how they are going to unwind $4.5 trillion worth of treasuries and other assets purchased over the past few years. They also look at a couple listener questions on the Japanese Yen and market forecasts.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What’s the Deal With Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin welcomes Travis McGee of TradeStation to the show to talk about some significant changes to their commission and fee structure. Travis also shares some details about the “TradeStation Salutes” initiative which offers free or discounted commissions, software, and data feeds for active military and veterans. Merlin also answers several listener questions on Gold and Amazon.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Watching the Fed with David Warner

Self-proclaimed Fed fanatic, David Warner, joins Merlin to talk about Wednesday’s Fed announcement and its potential impact for the markets going forward. They also answer some listener questions regarding the Japanese Yen, and Us Dollar.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Global Competition & Trends with John O’Donnell

The “Ambassador of Opportunity” joins Merlin to talk about how Countries around the world stack up with regard to global competitiveness. The also look at population trends which may spur growth around the world.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cracks in the Pavement with Paul Orme

ProActive Investing Master, Paul Orme, joins Merlin to take a look at some of the factors which have vaulted these markets to all time highs. When the curtain is pulled back, you can see some significant flaws, and potentially detrimental problems facing further upside moves!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Current State of Nat Gas & Oil with John Rowland

Long time floor trader, John Rowland shares his thoughts on the current trends in Natural Gas and other commodities, before sharing one of his more memorable stories from the trading floor!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Trade Analysis with Merlin Rothfeld

Without a guest on the show, Merlin takes time to break down a couple listener trade setups. He also offers some guidance as to handling erroneous trades and setting trading protocols.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sticking To Your System with Scot Stokes

Merlin welcomes Scot Stokes back to the show to answer a few listener questions and offer some market insights. Scot handles a couple questions about shorting this market with a simple response. “I’m not looking to short until the market supply levels hold”. Bottom line, the trend is your friend, so go with it! Later, the duo look at charts of the Euro and Coca Cola to drive home this concept.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Weekend Edition with Jeff Deist

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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Climbing The Market Everest with Eric Ochotnicki

Markets surged to all-time highs… again! This continual climb has been cleaning out the accounts of bearish traders, and Master Trader Eric Ochotnicki thinks it will continue! Merlin and Eric look at the psychology behind the current move and how one might benefit by using options to capitalize on current fluctuations.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Currency Market Mayhem with Tim Pesut

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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Playing All Instruments with Damontre Owens

Merlin and Damontre discuss the importance of watch lists and filters in trading platforms which enables users to make faster trading decisions. Later they look at a variety of charts, including US Steel, Yahoo and Restoration Hardware for trading opportunities. Tre also discusses his recent gravitation toward Option trading, in conjunction with his other asset classes such as Futures, Stocks, and Forex.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Crypto Landscape

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell take a look at the current European angst with the EU, and evaluate the potential for more countries leaving the EU. Later, the discuss the colossal rise of cryptocurrencies and how it might change the landscape of the financial markets.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alone Again with Merlin

With a live studio audience, Merlin answers a couple of questions regarding strange forex executions, and the plight of natural gas in the Trump administration era. Later, he also answers listener questions on real estate, Chipotle, Walmart and much more!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Looking Ahead with Steve Misic

Market Veteran, Steve Misic, joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about a recent bullish call from a major market veteran. Does this signal more bullish times ahead? Steve and Merlin discuss this as well as answer a couple listener questions on different currency pairs including: Canadian Dollar, Euro, Pound, US Dollar.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Memory Lane with Craig Weil

Long time Chicago floor trader Craig Weil joins Merlin in studio to talk about some of his learning lessons from his old trading floor days. Later they help a listener with zone identification on an Australian Dollar chart.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Manic Moday with Travis McGhee and David Fong!

Merlin welcomes, VP of Business Development at TradeStation, to the show to talk about their new TradeStation Salutes program which offers free & Discounted trades, free data feeds and much more to Military Personnel. Online Trading Academy is also offering free & discounted classes to Military members! David Fong discusses some listener trades including: Tesla, Netflix, and the S&P 500 futures.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Government Regulations with John Tamny

The trio of Merlin Rothfeld, John O’Donnell and John Tamny talk a look at the current role of government and its impact on job creation. The 3 debate how much regulations should be scaled back to help bolster the economy as a whole. They also look at the role of the Fed and what things might look like without it!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Merle "The Pearl" Rothfeld

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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

End of the Trump Rally

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Volatility and Planning with Gabe Velazquez

With the Vix at historic lows, many traders are frustrated with the lack of market movement. Master trader, Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to talk about how he is teaching his students to adapt to this environment. He also offers some insights he has observed which makes for good traders and bad traders.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The New Normal with Rick Wright

Leaving the Markets to their normal path is a thing of the past! Late night tweets have been wreaking havoc on nearly all markets around the world. Is this the new normal?! Master trader, Rick Wright joins Merlin to talk about how he has had to adapt his trading style to avoid these late night distractions which can cause extreme moves! They also take a look at the Euro and Japanese Yen for trading opportunities.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Interest Rate Environment

Merlin and John answer a listener question about the current interest rate environment, and offer some suggestions on what may happen to the markets going forward. Then they talk about 5 of the largest traded companies in the US equity markets, and break down their vulnerabilities from the long term investing perspective.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Housing Markets with Diana Hill

While most people buy houses at retail prices by using an agent or online real estate company, Diana Hill urges investors to seek out Off Market properties! Doing so will allow you to find properties which may be well below market value, giving you a great head start toward your financial goals. They also look at some telling charts pertaining to real estate patterns in the US.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Options & Futures With Jeff Manson

Merlin taps into the brain of Master trader, Jeff Manson to gain some clarity on several topics, including: using volume and open interest in his trade planning, identifying key levels that price has never reached, and the exciting new world of using options on the futures market.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Making Better Trades Using Options with Michael Young

The mail box was filled up with options questions, and Michael Young is there to help! Merlin and Michael take a look at several listener question on topics such as open interest, fear of making trades, and trading floor experiences.

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Market Questions with Merlin Rothfeld

With no studio guest today, Merlin answers many listener questions! Since the airing of the cryptocurrency show last week, may viewers have questions! The first one pertains to block chain and how it works. Merlin elaborates on this and talks about its use well beyond must the currency aspects. He also looks at AMD other traded securities.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Merlin and John 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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cryptocurrencies with Merlin

So many questions have been coming in regarding Bitcoins, Litecoins, and other crypto currencies that Merlin decided to address the topic by giving a quick overview of the coin differences. Later, he also looks at the current collapse of oil and the flood of IPO’s.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Option Rescue with Eric Ochotnicki

Options master, Eric Ochotnicki joins Merlin to talk about advanced ways to use options to reduce risk, and increase returns. Eric dives deep into specific listener questions offering suggestions on how to deal with major gaps in the market, and points out flaws in just using the Greeks for trading decisions.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Right Portfolio with Sean Reed

Merlin and Master Trader, Sean Reed take a look at some of the issues with the Permanent Portfolio discussed on PTR a couple weeks ago. Sean looks at ways to improve rates of return using market timing and option writing strategies. They also look at the stock Dry Ships per a listener request.

Friday, April 28, 2017

An Insider's Take on The Federal Reserve

DANIELLE DIMARTINO BOOTH is the founder of Money Strong, LLC, an economic consulting firm. She began her career in New York at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Credit Suisse. After working as a financial columnist at the Dallas Morning News, DiMartino Booth spent nine years as an advisor to Richard W. Fisher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tariffs Etc. with Richard Ebeling

Dr. Richard Ebeling, Austrian Economic Professor at The Citadel University, discusses with John O'Donnell why trade tariffs are historically a very bad economic idea going back 200 years to Adam Smith. From the lumber tariffs in Canada trade by Trump, to the rubber tires from China tariffs by Obama. The consumer is always the net loser, as foreign trade tariffs are nothing but taxes paid by the consumers of said products. Net jobs are not saved for US industries by these tariffs.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Alone On Set

Alone on set, Merlin takes answers many listener questions on topics ranging from Greek Banks to Chart time frames, realistic return expectations to French elections, and much more.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All Asset Classes with Bill Henner

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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Market Waves with Scott Chrisan

Short term trader Scott Chrisan joins Merlin in studio to talk about the big waves thrown at the equity markets today. The duo discuss how the upcoming elections might surprise the global community and create more market waves! They also look at several listener questions about the S&P 500 and Bond relationships.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Permanent Portfolio with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin discuss the concept of the Permanent Portfolio vs. just buying the market. While it may not enjoy the huge market gains, it also is not a victim of major market corrections! This may be very appealing for those nearing retirement, or attempting to minimize risk.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mastering the Tools with Josip Causic

Master trader Josip Causic is in Irvine CA this week teaching a platform immersion class. Merlin and Josip take a look at some powerful tools which help traders understand time and price relationships. They also talk about dividends and options strategies.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Covering your Calls with Russ Allen

Merlin and Russ take a look at some of the pros and cons of using covered calls from an in investment & income perspective. Russ answers multiple listener questions on the topic and offers insights on when to use which strategy.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mapping the Sectors with Tillie Allison

Merlin Rothfeld and Tillie Allison take a look at the concept of sector rotation and how it might impact your longer term holdings. Tillie also takes a look at the US dollar for clues of further direction.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Using indicators with CMT Scott McCormick

Merlin Rothfeld welcomes Chartered Market Technician, Scott McCormick to talk about the use of technical indicators, and a quick analysis if the B.E.C.C. report. Scott uses different markets, including Bonds, Commodities & Currencies to help gain a greater understanding of market health.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Debt Bubbles with Kate Seabaugh

John O’Donnell welcomes Kate Seabaugh, Sr. Research Analyst at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, to talk about some startling research on debt accumulation in multiple sectors in the economy. While the markets may seem robust, the debt numbers reveal the cracks in the system which could lead to a big market moves!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Planning for the Future with Larry Jacobson

Larry and Merlin take a look at a listeners question about long term wealth building, and offer several suggestions on how to get started. Later, they look at several charts including Nvidia and Live Nation for trading opportunities.

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