Audio Archives

The Wizardess of OZ

Behind hundreds of miles of fiber optic cables around the world, Jasmine Wang disseminates supply and demand levels for over 30 different financial instruments. All before you got out of bed! Merlin and Jasmine talk about some of those levels and later apply them to some listener questions. They also talk about her upcoming Live trading XLT’s she will be doing at the OTA Trive event with Sam Evans & Sam Seiden.

Rethink Retirement with John O'Donnell

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell outline 9 key mistakes that many make when attempting to build their wealth. All of which can be avoided with education and having a solid plan in place to achieve your financial goals.

Getting Real on Real Estate with Diana Hill

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.

The Next Big Thing with Tim Pesut

After Tim and Merlin go over a couple listener questions about the British Pound, Euro and Yen, the shift focus to the next big shoe to drop in global politics. This event could certainly cause major waves in the markets, and its coming… one way or another!

Option Utilization with Russ Allen

Russ Allen joins Merlin on set to help answer a couple listener questions regarding the utilization of options in falling markets like observed today.

Filling Out Your Bracket with Josip Causic

March Madness is underway, but for traders, it’s always madness! Merlin welcomes Josip to the studio to talk about the utility of bracket orders in any trading style. Sorry folks, no NCAA bracket here, but a bracket far more powerful!


Why Wall Street Matters with William D. Cohan

John and Merlin welcome bestselling author William D. Cohan to the show to talk about his new book, Why Wall Street Matters.


Calling The Market with Larry Jacobson

In the last 2 times Larry was on the show, he laid out his plans for going long NVDA, SHOP, and ATVI… all of which have soared!! Will he bring a new pick to the table this time? Tune in to see Merlin and Larry discuss this, as well as listener questions.

The Step Up with Sam Evans

The Fed bumped up rates by 25 basis points today, and shed more light on the future hikes. Currency expert, Sam Evans joins the show to talk about how these announcements should be perceived and how he is trading them. Sam also answers listener questions on the Aussie Dollar, and the relationship to commodity prices.

The Night Before Ratemas with Tillie Allison

In town for a few days, Tillie Allison stops by the studio to answer listener questions and offer some insights into tomorrow’s important interest rate decision. The duo look at trade setups on the Australian dollar, and the prognosis for TLT going forward.

Styles & Pilots with Scott Chrisan

In his second appearance on Power Trading Radio, Market veteran Scott Chrisan joins Merlin to talk about how he has been trading over the past year. Being out of the markets by the end of the day, takes focus and skill, both of which Scott has nailed down. Later, Merlin and Scott take a look at last years pilot program to being Nickel spreads back to the equity markets.

Friday Afternoon Breakdown with John O'Donnell

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.

Mastering the Open with Jerry Baldwin

Merlin welcomes Jerry Baldwin back to the program to talk about his strategy of trading the market opens, and using technical analysis tools to help mitigate risk on every trade. The duo also look at a couple listener questions pertaining to sugar futures and market data.

Navigating Market Headwinds with Eric Ochotnicki

After unanimous bullishness from the guests on the Pre-Inauguration special, some of the identified headwinds are starting to take shape. Eric Ochotnicki joins Merlin to talk about the recent selloff and why some market sectors have been significantly lagging. All of which presents trading opportunities for those with a plan!

The Rise of Ed Ponsi

For his first appearance on Power Trading Radio, Merlin talks to market veteran about how he got into trading, and what was his major obstacle. Later, Ed and Merlin evaluate several listener questions including analysis of the British Pound and the Euro Swiss Franc.

The Mind of a Trader

Veteran currency trader, Rick Wright stops by the studio to talk about today’s rate announcement with the Australian Dollar and how it might impact his trading. The duo also looks at listener questions on several currencies, including the Canadian Dollar and the New Zealand dollar.

Benchmarks of Uncertainty with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John take a look at several major market issues which will most likely add to the market uncertainty going forward. Many of these topics will present you with some great trading opportunities at some point!

Tariff Talk with John O’Donnell

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell take a look at the unusual world of trade Tariffs. They present may interesting facts and charts on Coffee, oil, natural gas even sugar.

Wanderlust with Matt Gildea

Matt and Merlin talk about some tricks that anyone trading while traveling should know! Simple steps to protect yourself from hackers, and making your international trading more secure. They also address a listener question about options selling strategies.

Bigger and Better with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin welcomes Gene Longobardi to the show to talk about the upcoming OTA Thrive event happening in Las Vegas, as well as the upcoming OTAcademy! Some events and resources for Online Trading Academy graduates! Merlin also takes a couple questions about currencies and portfolio management.

Rebalancing Act with Russ Allen

Merlin sits down in studio with Russ Allen to talk about the basics of portfolio allocation, and common mistakes most investors make. Then Russ presents some amazing charts which help support their discussion about the importance of rebalancing your portfolio periodically. The difference in portfolio gains from NO rebalancing to quarterly rebalancing are phenomenal!

Go Long or Short

Merlin and John break down the current trends in the Online vs. Physical retail space. Both present some amazing trading and investment opportunities, whether you want to go long or short! They also look at Bitcoin, which made an all-time high today.

Managing the Trump Bump with Russ Allen

Long term guru, Russ Allen joins Merlin to talk about how investors should be positioning themselves during this historic market rally. Russ and Merlin look at option strategies which allow investors to join the market rally, without actually buying anything! They walk listeners through a practical example of this using a popular ETF.

Trading Survival Guide with Merlin Rothfeld

After talking for a bit about how the typical trader progresses, Merlin takes several listener questions relating trading survival. Each question highlights some simple problem that traders face and can be easily overcome.

Story Time with Bill Henner

Long time floor trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Bill Henner joins Merlin Rothfeld in studio to talk about some of his experiences. They begin by looking at the differences people face trading today vs. 20 years ago when floor traders used predominantly hand signals. Later, Bill offers his insights in the US Dollar and a listener request for stock analysis.

Calling The Shots with Larry Jacobson

Merlin welcomes back Larry Jacobson to talk about the new changes coming to the Online Trading Academy ProTrader class and how it’s going to impact the learning process. Later, Larry gets a big “Atta Boy” for an amazing trade he called out on Power Trading Radio last August, to which Larry offers 2 new great trade candidates!

Know Your Toolbox with Tillie Allison

In a follow-up discussion, Merlin and Tillie look at how to participate in the current market rally without buying long in the equity markets. This involves using different financial instruments, and changing your market approach. They also look at the utilization of volume indicators to help find buying & selling zones.

Pick of the Litter with Craig Weil

Many traders struggle to find the trading instrument that fits their needs. On this show, Merlin and Master trader Craig Weil, take a look at some of the key considerations when selecting stocks, futures, forex and more! They also address a listeners question about market timing, pullbacks and patience!

Execution Methods with Roger Best

Merlin welcomes trading expert, Roger Best to the shot to talk about preferences when sending orders to the market. Most platforms will have multiple ways to send orders, from Order bars, chart trading, Level 2 screens and much more. Merlin and roger talk about their preferred methods, and what traders should be on the lookout for.

Three Powerful Trends

Merlin and John look at 3 powerful trends expected to move cities, economies, and demographics. To the trained investor, all 3 of these spell opportunity! The duo breaks them down and offers insights into how to benefit from these trends, and also how robotics play into the mix.

Deciphering Order flow with Sam Seiden

Having worked on a dealing desk on the floor of the CME for many years, Sam Seiden learned to identify high probability/low risk turning points based in order imbalances. Sam talks about how he learned to identify institutional order flow and translate that over to a price chart. It is this methodology that is the foundation of the Patented trading methodology taught at Online Trading Academy.

Put Strategies with Michael Young

Long time CME floor trader, Michael Young joins Merlin to explain how he is currently trading these markets. Michael talks about some the Put strategies he is using on commodities, as well as his thoughts on the differences between Spot Forex and Currency Futures.

Dealing With Black Swans With David Warner

Major shakeup happening in the Forex trading space, which may command your attention! David Warner and Merlin Rothfeld look at the issue and offer piece of mind for traders as many panic. They also look at the issues with dealing desks at brokerage firms.

Price Patterns with Sean Reed

Merlin welcomes Sean Reed to the show to talk about the price patterns forming on the currency markets. Sean offers his analysis as well as insights on buying securities which have been hit by BIG price declines.

Major Announcements with Dodd-Frank

Major announcements with Dodd-Frank and an important Fiduciary regulation for financial advisors vaulted financial firms Friday. This may present some great trading opportunities going forward! They also talk about Iran dropping the US dollar, Gold and Oil.

Currencies Ya'll

Veteran trader, Steve Misic joins Merlin to offer his insights and trading observations for the British Pound against several other currencies. With a major Brexit vote happening next week, tons of trading opportunities are presenting themselves.

Chart Analysis with David Warner

As promised, David Warner is back in studio to analyze a variety of currency questions sent in by listeners over the past few days. This includes the Euro, Dollar, Pound, Australian Dollar and much more!

Oil & Gas with John Rowland

Having worked on the floor of the NYMEX for 17 years, John Rowland knows a thing or 2 about Commodities! Today, he joins Merlin to talk about the potential trends for Natural gas, Oil, and other commodities. He also looks at a bizarre anomaly found in the Commitment of Traders report, showing a massive short position on oil futures.

Fed Up?!? With David Warner

Self-Proclaimed Fed lover and Currency Trader, David Warner joins Merlin Rothfeld in studio for a look at the role and significance of the Federal Reserve in the USA. Later the duo look at how countries like Australia, New Zealand and Japan telegraph their currencies with their Rate statements.

Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell & John Tamny

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.

Real Estate Trends with Diana Hill

Real Estate expert, Diana Hill joins Merlin to talk about the recent Trump changes to FHA loans, and its potential impact on the housing markets. Later, the duo answer a great listener question about a personal residence purchase and the risks of waiting to buy.

Taking Back Your Finances with Ara Bayindiryan

Merlin welcomes financial market expert, Ara Bayindiryan to the show to talk about how the average American can save themselves untold amounts of money by taking control of all their financial decisions. Each day Americans are faced with Annuities, retirement planning, social security, credit checks, college planning, and much more! Each of which is being sold to you by someone looking to prosper on your decisions. Learn to cut them out of the equation!

Trading Low Volatility with Steve Moses

With the VIX at lows we haven’t seen in a decade, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for Options sellers to find some Alpha! Master trader, Steve Moses joins Merlin to talk about some of the changes he has had to make to accommodate this current market, and offers some expectations about where we may be headed next!

2017’s First B.E.C.C. Report with Scott McCormick

Merlin welcomes Professional trader & CMT Scott McCormick to the show to talk about his monthly B.E.C.C. report which focuses on multiple asset classes to get clues about market strength and direction. The duo analyze several charts and look at many technical levels which may be significant going forward.

The First 100 Days with John O’Donnell

Merin and John review a transcript of President Trump’s planned first 100 days. Reading between the lines, there are many great trading opportunities coming! Tune in and find out what they are!

Helping Hands with Brandon Tristan

After answering several listener questions from today’s special Trump webinar, Merlin welcomes Brandon Tristan to the show. Brandon addresses the topic of trade reviewing and what he and his team do to help traders get over learning obstacles. Later, he offers his insights to a few currencies, including: the Dollar, Pound, and Euro.

Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin tackles several listener questions and offers analysis of their trades. He also gives more detail about the free webinar with Sam Seiden and Eric Ochotnicki being held Tomorrow, Thursday January 19th at 10am PST. Register for free here:

Aggressive Trading with Bob Dunn

Long time floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Bob Dunn, joins Merlin to talk about a new class he is teaching which applies Mr. Dunn’s aggressive, short term trading approach to Online Trading Academy’s patented Supply & Demand methodology. The duo also look at a listeners trade on the British Pound – Japanese Yen currency pair.

Double Bullish with Josip Causic

Josip joins Merlin in studio to talk about a recent trading strategy he has been using to capitalize on short term pops in market volatility, he calls it Double Bullish! The also talk about the impact and tweaking of strategies around major market announcements.

Monetary Policy In 2017

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell take a look at 5 major items that will be the storyline for monetary policy in 2017. From debt to market corrections, European Union to Trump: today’s show has a little something for everyone!

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