Audio Archives

Bizarro World with John O’Donnell

As president elect Donald Trump rolls out his appointments for prominent positions, Merlin and John discuss the impact that some of these bizarre choices will have on our markets. They also take a look at the recent shift in employment data, and the transitioning of jobs to robotics.

The Week of Central Banks With Tim Pesut

Thursday capped off the 3rd major central bank rate announcement this week! While all 3 were in line with expectations, it’s the wording by Central bank officials that is causing concern. Tim Pesut joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about the impacts of today’s news, as well as analyze the charts of the Euro, Pound and US Dollar.

The Inner Zen with Justin Krebs

Having received multiple compliments on his teaching style and uber calm demeanor, Power Trading Radio welcomes back Just in Krebs to the Show. Justin and Merlin look at the current market rally, US Dollar, Euro and Gold for some past trade and current trade analysis.

Always Learning With Jeff Manson

Jeff joins Merlin to talk about a new asset class that he is trading: Options ON Futures. While not new, it has not been a very popular vehicle with main street. Jeff shares some of his learning experiences with them, then talks about some of the risks. Later, the duo look at Gold and Silver for trading levels.

The Dot Bong Era?

Traders and Investors are scrambling to get on the next trading phenomenon: Pot Stocks. Merlin talks a look at some of the risks involved as countless companies join the fray. He also takes a look at routines and methods of finding trading opportunities in the market.

Easing Into the Weekend with John O'Donnell

Merlin and John look into compelling data as to why the majority of Americans are NOT participating in the current market gains, and then focus on why the top 16 banks are correct less than half of the time when recommending investments to clients.

ProActive Investing with Jose Blasco

Master Trader, Jose Blasco joins Merlin to talk about some of the recent updates to the ProActive Investing course taught at Online Trading Academy. The duo also take a look at the different dollar indexes and offer their insights on the current dollar trend.

Bond Markets with Tillie Allison

Bond markets have been propped up by the Fed for the past few years, creating a dangerous environment for those wishing to enter the market. Tillie Allison joins Merlin via phone to talk about what is currently going on in the bond and futures markets.

All Hail the US Dollar with David Warner

With more rate increases looming, the US Dollar has been enjoying a serious rally the past few weeks. Master trader & fed aficionado, David Warner joins Merlin on set to talk about what rate increases mean for currencies, and how it impacts the carry trade. David and Merlin also look at gold and relative strength  per listener request.

Manic Monday with Mike McMahon

Master trader, Mike McMahon, joins Merlin in studio to talk about the impacts of the December fed meeting, sighting the possibility of no rate hike and how the markets will react. Later, Merlin and Mike look at Amazon, and the potential for this company which has been beaten up as of late.


Thanksgiving Show with John O’Donnell

John joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to talk about the black Friday impact on the markets and what it means to our economy. They also look at Gold and the current “Trump” effect on the global markets.


More Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin answers more listener questions on trading and Investing. Topics ranged from Gold vs. Silver investing for the long term portfolio, to how to deal with stop loss violations. Merlin also shares some insights into how orders are handled by the exchanges.


Merlin Is All Alone

Alone in studio, Merlin dives into the mail bag to answer several listener question. First he bashes a trader for trading dangerous penny stocks, then talks about much of the intellectual discipline needed to succeed as a trader.

Weekend Rollercoaster

Merlin welcomes John back to the show to catch up on a rollercoaster of a week! The due start off looking at the Baltic Dry index and its recent ascent, followed by a look at the current status of free trade in the US. Later, they look the future with household innovations designed to reduce our costs and emissions.

Question and Answer Time!

Alone in studio, Merlin takes time to answer many listener questions including: 401k fears, The importance of trade planning and journaling, and some chart analysis on Gold.

Super Dollar with Tim Pesut

Several factors are pointing to a continued dollar rally, which could pose some interesting challenges for the US economy. Tim Pesut and Merlin Rothfeld share their perspectives on the topic as well as the recent boom in shipping stocks and potential trades in the Aussie and Kiwi!

Trading the Highs with Gabe Velazquez

Master Trader and Award winning online educator, Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin on set to talk about the current election and market changes. The duo look at several listener questions including some price levels on Oil, and how to deal with markets at all time highs.

Structure & Discipline with Kelly Boycks

2015 Instructor of the Year, Kelly Boycks joins Merlin in studio to talk  about how he builds his students confidence through group trading exercises and routines. A former pilot, Mr. Boycks focuses on strict rules and discipline in order to achieve trading success.

10 Major Economic Headwinds

Merlin and John take a look at the 10 major economic headwinds that face our great country, and newly elected president Donald Trump.

The Anatomy of Recent Moves with Eric Ochotnicki

Master Options trader, Eric Ochotnicki, joins Merlin to talk about several key factors to Tuesday nights sharp selloff, and the logic behind the massive rally we have experienced since then! The duo also look at considerations for exiting trades and specific market demand levels.

A New Beginning with Bill Henner

The election results are in, and we will have a new president elect, as well as many new elected officials. Merlin and long time floor trader, Bill Henner team up to talk about how the price action today is giving clues as to further market direction, and how we should be playing it.

Election Day with Larry Jacobson

As America heads to the polls, Larry Jacobson and Merlin Rothfeld look at potential portfolios which will benefit from either candidate being elected. They also look at some other ballot measures which may usher in some great trading and investing opportunities.

Trading: The Ultimate Business with Tracy Hubbard

Having run several successful businesses, Tracy Hubbard knows how it works! Merlin and Tracy talk about why he transitioned to a full time trader/educator, and what lessons he brought from the business world to trading.

Canadian Housing Bubble, Eh

Merlin and John look at several disturbing trends in the market including the housing bubble in Canada and the evolution of print media publications. Of course, with less than a week till the presidential elections, they also take a look at several listener questions about politics and trading the elections.

Support Tools with Merlin Rothfeld

A listener recently asked what support Merlin has for his thoughts that we are headed down further. Merlin looks at a variety of run of the mill technical indicators from the perspective of decision support tools. With a foundation of Supply & Demand, he illustrates how these indicators can help clue us into market changes, and how he is using them in his current trade.

Emotional Rescue with Roger Best

One of the biggest problems for traders is controlling emotions! Roger Best and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at why emotions creep into our trading, offer suggestions as to how to control them, and walk you through some of their biggest emotional problems during their trading careers.


Market drop? Don’t Just Buy Puts with Josip Causic

The equity market experienced a decent sell off Tuesday, causing many traders to seek out the protection of put options. However, those options were significantly inflated! Master trader, Josip Causic, joins Merlin Rothfeld to look at other strategies for capitalizing on bearish or bullish market situations.


Freaky Friday 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.

Expect The Unexpected with Michelle Volmering

Master trader, Michelle Volmering, joins Merlin to talk about how she is dealing with the current market chop, and upcoming election. It all boils down to being prepared for the bizarre market moves and having a plan.

Constant Innovation with Joann Farley

Trader & Instructor, Joann Farley joins Merlin on set to talk about some of the upcoming improvements in the XLT community. This trading environment has evolved significantly over the past 20 years, with a consistent focus on student wants and needs.

Online Trading Academy International Conference 2016 LIVE

Power Trading Radio broadcasts live from the Online Trading Academy International Conference 2016. Special guests include David Warner, Darek Zelek and Tillie Allison.

Online Trading Academy International Conference 2016 LIVE

Power Trading Radio broadcasts live from the Online Trading Academy International Conference 2016. Special guests include David Warner, Darek Zelek and Tillie Allison.

Lessons from the Trading Floor with Bob Dunn

For over 20 years, Bob Dunn worked on one of the most Vibrant trading floors in the world, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Bob shares some of his trading experiences with listeners and offers some insights into the challenges he faced while transitioning from floor trading to screen based trading.

Straddling the Trade with Steve Moses

Merlin welcomes options trader Steve Moses to the show to help answer a great listener question about Straddles as they pertain to Options. The duo give a great overview of how they work and show some examples on the charts before addressing the pros and cons of this particular strategy.

Global Currencies with Tim Pesut

Merlin welcomes Tim Pesut to the show to talk about the recent FX fluctuations. They look at the US dollar, British pound, and Euro for potential levels and trading opportunities. They also share their personal experiences on how to deal with crushing losses.


October BECC Report with Scott McCormick

Master trader, Scott McCormick joins Merlin to talk about some of the current sector rotation issues happening right now. Scott shares some insights into how he uses this information in conjunction with supply and demand levels to increase his probability of trading success.

Weekend Edition with David Warner

John O’Donnell and David Warner team up to talk about the effects of monetary policy on currency direction in the medium to long term. This included a look at the operations of various central banks to better understand their overall intentions.


ProActive Investing with Merlin Rothfeld

Host, Larry Jacobson, welcomes Merlin to the show to talk about some significant headlines that further demonstrate the need for solid ProActive investing tactics. Merlin walks through some market levels on the S&P 500, before talking about some of the steps investors should be doing to protect themselves should the market correct.


Market Analysis with Tillie Allison

Merlin and Tillie analyze the past month of trading and establish some targets for the S&P 500 as the sideways action persists. They also discuss some of the pitfalls of getting lured into dividend paying stocks, stocks which have dropped significantly!


Currency Breakdown with David Warner

Master trader, David Warner joins Merlin in studio to talk about the current market movers, and answer several listener questions. The duo look at the rapid selloff of the Pound and offer insights into how to trade it. They also look at the Yen in response to a listener question.


Storm Trading with Roger Best

With the recent hurricane doing damage in Florida, Merlin Rothfeld and Roger Best talk about how they trade during those market times, as well as what steps they have implemented at home to prevent major problems. They also look at the potential impact of either candidate winning the upcoming election.


Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld start off by taking a look as some important charts and futures pertaining to the Oil industry. They also look at some new SEC regulations taking effect on October 15th, which may change the way you are investing in your long term portfolios.


Wholesaling Real Estate with Diana Hill

Merlin and Diana discuss the profession of Wholesaling in real estate and how it might be an important part of your buying process. They also take a look at several charts which shed some light on the current housing markets, and clues as to the future.


Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in the studio, Merlin takes time to answer several listener questions on a wide range of securities including Apple, Google, Sugar futures, British Pound and much more!


Surfing the Chop with Gabe Velazquez

Markets continued to chop back and forth, providing stress fueled periods for longer term traders, and great opportunities for short term traders! Gabe and Merlin discuss the current Fed comments and how they are adding to the current waves, then they move on to a listener question about bracket orders.


The Next Shoe to Drop With Steve Bobbitt

Merlin welcomes Steve Bobbitt back to the studio to discuss the recent developments with Deutche Bank and how it might impact the markets. Steve also shares some stories from a recent class which offer some insight into how to get out of a losing streak.


Trading Success with Joann Farley

John and Joann Farley discuss what makes for a successful business and why Online Trading Academy meets those requirements and so much more.

Austrian Capital Theory

Baylor University professor Dr. Peter Klein is the Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Instituteis. Peter and John O’Donnell discuss the topic on why zero interest rates pushed by Central Banks do not make sound economic sense according to Austrian capital theory. We discuss why independent capital and voluntary price discovery by the market are the foundation of capitalism, not government intervention into the capital markets led by Central Banks. The duo discuss why the digital  disruptive  online education space is growing in both the for profit and nonprofit education spaces.

K-12 Homeschool Markets and Disruptive Trends

John & Dr. Gary North discuss K-12 homeschool markets and the disruptive trends in tech to reduce college tuition costs.

Mises Institute Mainstream vs Austrian Economics

John & Jeff Deist, Mises Institute mainstream vs Austrian economics, college federal loan scams for-profit education space

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