Audio Archives

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The “Ambassador of Opportunity” joins Merlin to help break down the terrible start to 2014. The duo take a look at the growing problems in Europe, the glimmer of hope for gold, The gibberish being spewed by the Fed, and much more!

Currencies vs. Forex with Bob Dunn

Former CME floor trader Bob Dunn joins Merlin for a show revolving around trading Currencies through the futures market. Bob stresses the difference between the terms “Currencies and Forex”, citing significant differences. Bob also shares with listeners some stories from the trading floor days.

Enter the Grid with Jasmine Wang

The inner workings of the markets mystify many, but not Jasmine Wang. Jasmine and her team pick key Supply and Demand zones every day on 20+ trading instruments, and even rate those zones. Many hit spot on and turn in the opposite direction. Jasmine shares with us some of the recent trades which have happened this week, as well as her thoughts on crude oil and other instruments.

Currency Perspectives with Reggie Ringgold

The Euro showed a little strength, while the dollar took a breather! Reggie Ringgold joins Power Trading Radio to offer his thoughts on the trend for both of these currencies and much more. The duo take a look at  how the recent Greek elections may impact the Euro going forward and possibly global currencies.

The Great Mike McMahon!

Long time trader and instructor at Online Trading Academy joins Merlin for a look at the European situation and much more! Mike and Merlin discuss the Greek problems, and recent ECB action and how that might impact the Euro and other global currencies. The duo also take a look at the US markets which Mike feels are doing very good right now and will continue to vault upward!

Weekend Edition with Dr. George Reisman

Environmentalism takes center stage to start the show! John O’Donnell, Merlin Rothfeld and Dr. George Reisman take a look at an article by Dr. Reisman titled “The Toxicity of Environmentalism”, and how industry in the US has paid the price due to environmentalists. John and Merlin also discuss the Euro and the impact on the US Dolalr.

Thinking Globally with Jose Blasco

Master trader and instructor, Jose Blasco joins Merlin for a look at the big ECB announcement today and helps listeners understand how he approaches currency hedging. He also talks about his use of options and the various techniques used in the ProActive Investor program at Online Trading Academy. The duo take a look at some very key levels quickly approaching on the Euro and the US Dollar.

The Magical World of Options

Live from Irvine California, Merlin sits down with Joel Greenberg to talk about the multidimensional aspects of trading options. From long term wealth creation to short term profit machines, Options can do it all. Joel talks to Merlin about why he loves trading extremely high volatility stocks just before earnings using his own unique strategy. Joel also takes a look at the “Greeks” and how they impact his trading.

Trading Currencies with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in studio, Merlin looks to answer several listener questions covering a wide variety of currencies and commodities. Merlin focuses on the Euro, and offers some insights as to what to expect from the ECB press conference on Thursday. He also looks at gold and the potential to jump on the momentum.

Sitting Down with Roger Best

Roger and Merlin’s friendship dates back to 1998 when they both traded on the floor at Block trading in Irvine California. The duo talks about the old days from the trading floor and things they learned along the way. They then turn to the evolution of Online Trading Academy’s course content and how it has drastically improved over the years.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin go over many significant market moving topics including: FXCM, Swiss National Bank, Global Currencies, Crude Oil, Bitcoin, Fiat Currencies, Bonds and Much more! Tune in and get your fix!

Inside Your Head with Dr. Woody Johnson

For most, the biggest battle is not the market, but what goes on in their head. Dr. Woody Johnson joins Merlin via phone to talk about some of the major challenges traders face, and how to overcome those issues. Several listeners send in questions which Merlin and Dr. Johnson address live on air.

Commodities & Futures with Don Dawson

Commodities have had a rough time of late! Oil is getting crushed, copper falling like a rock, and others languishing with a strong dollar and potential global recession. Master trader, Don Dawson joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at the driving forces behind these commodities and offers insights into where they may be headed next. The duo also answer several listener questions which are also in line with the Futures theme.

Global Recession with Tim Pesut

Tim Pesut joins Merlin from Kansas City where he is teaching a Forex class at Online Trading Academy. Time takes a look at the Aussie dollar and its upcoming problems. Weakness in Asia and a global recession could crush the Aussie, to levels which Tim feels would be below Governor Stevens stated targets. The duo also talk about the Euro, the Yen and several other listeners trading questions.

Talking Stocks with Scott McCormick

Master instructor Scott McCormick joins Merlin  live from Florida, to talk about the current trends in the Equity & Currency markets. Scott offers some insights into how mud managers are fairing with the increased volatility, and stresses modifying time frames to better adapt to price fluctuations.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The Ambassador of Opportunity John O'Donnell joins Merlin for a look at the recent surge in share buyback programs by most major corporations. Does this signal a buying opportunity? The duo also take a look at the recent unemployment data release, exposing some serious flaws.

Simple Steps to Save Big with Paul Orme

Markets continued their vicious bounce to the upside, almost erasing all losses for 2015! This recent bounce has also triggered some new trades for Paul Orme, who follows a strict, rule bases approached to the markets. This methodology, called ProActive investing, applies the patented Online Trading Academy core methodology. Paul also addresses several key flaws investors are most likely making which is slowly sucking profits out of their account, regardless of market direction.

Bigger Waves Ahead with Steve Bobbitt

Trader Steve Bobbitt joins Merlin for a look at the upcoming volatility and how to handle it. Steve also talks about the Euro, the US Dollar, Natural Gas and much more.

Grexit?!? What’s next for currency markets with Rick Wright

Oil continues to plummet, and the dollar keeps motoring to the upside. Both of these factors are having significant effects on the global currency markets. Add to that the upcoming vote by Greece to leave the European Union, and you have the makings for some epic market moves! Master trader Rick Wright joins Merlin live in studio to talk about these issues and offer a crazy prediction for the Euro!!!

Rocking Start to 2015 with Bill Henner

The first official trading week of 2015 under way, major moves were going down! Oil down 5%, DOW down over 300… could this just be the beginning?!? Market veteran Bill Henner joins Merlin for a look at these instruments and more to get a clearer understanding of where and when to get into these volatile moves. Bill also offer us insights into where he sees things going in 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell and Special Guest Peter Klein

For the first show of 2015, guest host John O'Donnell visits with special guest Peter Klein, Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the the University of Missouri, and Professor II at the the Norwegian School of Economics.  Insightful commentary ensues on a great many subjects.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Special Guest Patrick Barron

For the last show of 2014, guest host John O'Donnell visits with special guest Patrick Barron from the Mises Institue.  Insightful commentary ensues on a great many subjects.

Currency Markets with Brandon Tristen

An Integral Part of the XLT program, Brandon Tristan joins Merlin for a look back at 2014. The dou talk about Oil, the Dollar, Supply $ Demand, Market Timing and the importance of Risk Managment. They also discuss the Aussie Japanese Yen Currency Pair per a listener request. Brandon also offers some insights into what he will be doing different in 2015.

Memory Lane with Craig Weil

As the markets slow down for the holidays, Merlin sits down with long time floor trader, Craig Weil to look at some of the memorable moments from his trading floor days. The duo talk about current markets, risk management, Black Monday and Platform shoes!

Weekend Edition with Dr. Mark Thornton

Dr. Mark Thornton, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld talk about the “Chicago Plan” and how it might make our markets more stable by not permitting fractional reserve banking. The trio also discuss Oil, the US dollar, and the Austrian School of Economics.

The 4 Faces of Real Estate with Diana Hill

Merlin welcomes Diana Hill to the show to talk about the 4 new real estate classes she is creating for Online Trading Academy. Diana addresses some of the big misconceptions in the industry and precipitated by late night television.

Options Power with Larry Jacobson

The newly appointed Director of Student Services, Larry Jacobson joins Merlin to talk about his new role at Online Trading Academy, as well as what is happening in his Options class this week. Merlin and Larry look at the Greeks, and their utility in managing risk while trading options, as well as the when to use which options trading strategy.

Global Currencies with Steve Misic

Another massive move down for the Ruble creates more global tension! Steve Misic joins Merlin to add his thoughts on the topic and where the plays may be. Steve stresses the benefits for options trading to capitalize on over inflated premiums at present moment. He also offers some insight into the US Dollar, Japanese yen, Aussie Dollar, and the Kiwi.

The Ruble Pounding!

Russian central banks double interest rates from 8% to 17% in an attempt to bring support their crumbling currency.  This is also impacted by the release of the TIC long term purchase numbers which paint a dreary picture for demand of US Stocks and Bonds. Merlin addresses these issues as well as several other listener questions.

Weekend Edition with Dr George Reisman

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell are joined by Dr. George Reisman for a look at the global impact of the current decline in oil, presenting many interesting trading opportunities. The trio also take a look at the US dollar, gold, and other commodities for future analysis.

Global Commodities with Frank Holmes

CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S Global Investors, Frank Holmes joins Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell for a look at the macro issues facing global markets. Demographics play a big part in Mr. Holmes’s optimistic view about markets going forward. The trio also look at the prospects for Oil moving forward and a potential bottom around $50.

Trading Options with Steve Moses

The Vix shot up nearly 25% today reflecting fears of a market correction. Master trader, Steve Moses joins Merlin to break down the current market setup, and how options play a part in that. The duo takes a look at a listener question pertaining to some options on Lululemon, then look at the Vix and its market implications.

Catching up with Tre Owens

Merlin Rothfeld welcomes business owner and professional trader Demontre Owens to the studio for a look at how he got into trading and what he has lerned along the way. The duo also take a look at several stocks, including Wal-Mart, Facebook, Lululemon, nasdaq-100 and more. Trey offers a lot of insight into the old school “Buy and hold” investing philosophy.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

So many major things happening around the world that are having a significant impact on our markets! John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at Global Debt, Commodity prices, the equity market bubble, consumer credit, and a potential market crash!

More for YOU, Less for Uncle Sam!

Michael Atias of OTA Tax Pros shares some end of year tax planning tips, and stresses the importance of not waiting until 2015 to start thinking about taxes! Planning ahead can have a significant impact on your tax return. He also discusses how creating a trading entity can save you thousands of dollars a year on expenses you were going to make anyway! This creates more capital to work with for your trading, or to use for life expenses.

The Long and Short of the Markets

Master Trader Tillie Allison joins Merlin to share her insights into the markets by looking at equities, currencies and commodities. Tillie shares with listeners some of her end of year routine as well as her thoughts on trading in Retirement accounts.
Tillie gives away her DVD “How To Retire With More Money Than You Need” to all callers on the show as well!!

The Dollar, Gold and Oil with John O’Donnell

The story of the year has been the drop in oil prices and its impact on global markets. John O’Donnell joins Merlin in studio to talk about how the dollar has impacted these commodities and the impact they will have on domestic markets, but global markets as well.

11 Down, 1 to Go

December kicks off on a somber note, with most indices ending in the red. Master Trader, Darek Zelek joins Merlin for a look at how the markets are stacking up for December, a historically positive month. Darek and Merlin also take a look Apple and the potential buying opportunity given its recent sell off. Darek also shares some end of year trading rules with listeners.

Journey to India with Vishal Subandh

Joining us at the wee hours in the morning, Vishal calls in from Mumbai where he is currently teaching a trading class. Merlin and Vishal talk about some of the key levels in the Indian markets, Nifty and bank Nifty. They also look at the US dollar, Japanese Yen, Crude Oil and much more. Vishal give a lot of great insight into how the Indian markets look at data and global news.

Major Moves Ahead with Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon shares his insights into the current bullish dollar run and what It might mean for our markets going forward. Mike and Merlin also look at the New Zealand dollar, Halliburton, the Dixie, and much more. Mike also makes some unbelievable calls for the market going forward. Tune in and find out what they are!!

A Case of the Mondays With Brandon Wendell

Home for the holidays, Master instructor Brandon Wendell joins Merlin for a look at our extended markets. They begin by looking at continued surge of the US Dollar, and its implications for the markets going forward. Then focus shifts to individual securities including some holiday heavyweights like Best Buy, Apple, Barnes & Noble and more.

Weekend Edition with Jeff Deist

Having Optimism is always a good thing, but having Optimism that the State is going to fail is a totally different ballgame! President of, Jeff Deist joins Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell for a look at how the current system is weakening and will eventually shut down. This failure will usher in a wave of change which will allow a better system to be built in its place. The trio talks about how that change will happen and what might be some of the opportunities with it!

Mastering Money Matters

Each day we are faced with decisions involving personal finances. If we make the wrong decision, it can have a significant on our ability to make other choices in life. On this show, Merlin takes a look at how decisions in our lives can be modified to increase income, and maximize output. Simple steps to grow wealth, build up capital to enjoy the life we always envisioned.

Burning the Midnight Oil with Craig Weil

Many traders shun the afterhours sessions, fearing the lack of liquidity and volatility. Craig Weil joins Merlin Rothfeld to tackle a few listener questions pertaining to the futures market. While there is reason to approach with caution, there are also instruments which trade wonderfully around the world while you may be sleeping! Craig also gives his thoughts on Crude oil as it continues its brutal decline.

Trading Currencies with Brandon Tristan

One of the ring leaders of the XLT trading community, Brandon Tristan, joins Merlin for a look at trading opportunities in the Forex markets. The duo takes a look at the British Pound, Japanese Yen, US Dollar and much more. Brandon shows listeners some interesting levels for potential trade setups as well.

The Macro Picture with Scott McCormick

China is slowing, Europe can’t get off the ground, Japan is in a recession, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Master Trader Scott  McCormick joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at the pressing issues facing our economy and markets around the world. The duo breaks down the US Dollar and its impact on the equity markets as well as how the bond market risks are elevating with the future Fed action.

Freaky Friday with John O’Donnell

Many market experts are calling for a MUCH higher dollar, and this could have significant impacts for the markets. John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for a breakdown of how this might impact: Oil, Gold, bonds, global currencies and much more.

How Prepared Are You?? with Joel Greenberg

Since the 1980’s, the retirement industry has transformed. Shifting the retirement investment responsibility from your employer to you. Most have no clue how to achieve the rate of return needed to retire comfortably, and make those funds last 20+ years! Joel Greenberg joins Merlin and breaks down some of the considerations investors should be looking to make when planning their retirement.

Step Into Class with Jerry Baldwin

With markets teetering at highs, Jerry Baldwin walks us through what he is covering with his students trading futures in Irvine California. He walks listeners through a few of the reasons they are trading the way they are this week and also offers some insights into the trade setups he is focusing on. Merlin and Jerry talk about money management as well as how the trading industry works.

Around the world with Tim Pesut

Global currency markets are providing some great trading opportunities, and economic issues are adding even more fuel to the fire! Master trader Tim Pesut joins Merlin for an in-depth look at a variety of topics facing the global markets. From the Swiss gold referendum to the US Dollar, Japanese Yen to Oil, and even Prostitution and Drugs! Definitely a full plate of topics!

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