Audio Archives

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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Following the Institutions with Sean Reed

Fresh out of his Core Strategy class in Irvine California, master trader Sean Reed joins Merlin Rothfeld on set to talk about some of his market observations in class today. Sean looks at how United stock bounced perfectly in between supply and demand zones for great trading opportunities in class. The duo also look at copper and the Canadian dollar for trading opportunities.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Flight To Safety with Tim Pesut

Currency market expert, Tim Pesut joins Merlin to talk about the current “Risk-off” mood of the markets and why it might propel the Yen even higher. Tim and Merlin also look at the Australian Dollar for potential trade setups.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The World of Fibs with Jeff Manson & Merlin's 7 Year Show Anniversary!

Master trader, Jeff Manson, joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about his current futures class in Kansas City, and his upcoming breakout session for the OTA Thrive event in Las Vegas. Jeff and Merlin look at how traders should use fibs in conjunction with Supply & Demand methodology for the best results. Later, they answer some listener questions about Oil and Plug power.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Derivatives and China with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John take a look at the global trade situation, and the juggernaut: China!! They also take a look at the global money situation and a shocking breakdown of global derivatives markets.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Learn to THRIVE as a Trader

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, April 5, 2017

Gauging Volatility with Steve Moses

In a follow up show, Options master Steve Moses, joins Merlin to talk about the pros and cons of different options strategies should be used in different market situations. He also looks at how to identify volatility in the marketplace and apply the appropriate strategy.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Central Banks with David Warner

Australia keeps their rates the same, but makes some interesting comments which may impact the value of the Aussie Dollar. David Warner joins Merlin to talk about these impacts, and offers some insights into the US Dollar and Japanese yen.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Trade Analysis With Mike McMahon

Merlin welcomes Mike McMahon to the studio to tackle a couple listener questions about Valeant Pharma and a trade setup on the Russell 2000. Merlin also looks at some of the numbers behind the recently released auto sales the US.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Top Mistakes Novice Traders Make

Merlin and John breakdown some of the top trading and investing mistakes they have observed over the past 40+ years. Once addressed, they offer suggestions to help avoid these problems and achieve their financials goals.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trading the Now with Craig Weil

Merlin welcomes 40 year+ market veteran Craig Weil to the show to talk about how he trades the markets with a short term perspective. Craig walks viewers through what he looks for, his routine, and what he focuses on to trade. Later, they answer a couple listener questions on gold and oil.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight with Steve Moses

Options veteran Steve Moses, joins Merlin to talk about how he has personally had to change some of his trading strategies to accommodate market dynamics. Steve stresses the need to adapt to the market, not force your trading will on it!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Q&A with Merle the Pearl

Alone on set, Merlin answers many listener questions! Most of them revolve around specific trades on stocks like Tesla, Infosys, Oil, Level 3 communications and Target stores. Merlin also walks viewers through some of his scanning and filtering criteria to find trading opportunities.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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!


Friday, March 17, 2017

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.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

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, March 10, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

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!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

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!

Friday, February 24, 2017

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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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!

Monday, February 13, 2017

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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.

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