Audio Archives

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!

Being Proactive with Paul Orme

Paul joins Merlin to talk about the current status of the 401k and IRA industry. The duo look at multiple was to increase everyone’s rate of return through simple ProActive steps.

Juggling Volatility with Gabe Velazquez

Wednesdays trading session was marred with significant swings due to Trump speaking. Is this the new normal?! Master trader Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to talk about how the current market volatility and rangebound market are making it challenging for some traders. Gabe also looks at the Vix and offers some suggestions to traders on how to use it in conjunction with supply and demand levels for higher probability trades.

3 Great Trading Opportunities with Tracy Hubbard

As the new year gets underway, Tracey Hubbard and Merlin look at 3 different currencies for trading opportunities. These 3 have the benefit if very strong trends and some quality supply and demand levels, which make for higher probability trades.

Mastering the Short Term with Roger Best

Roger Best may seem like a long term investor at first glance, however, once you get talking to him, you will quickly realize his Short term trading skills! Merlin and Roger talk about what it takes to to be a short term income trader, and what are some of the adjustments will need to be made for those who are focusing on long term wealth creation.

Base Metals and Other Commodities

Merlin and John Take a look at the stellar performance of base metals and other commodities in 2016 and offer insights as to their direction in 2017. They also talk about the strongest currency from 2016, Bitcoin!

Mapping Out 2017 with Sam Seiden

The architect of Online Trading Academy’s patented supply and demand methodology, Sam Seiden, joins Merlin to talk about some new initiative put in place to further enhance student success, and offer us his insights into what to expect for 2017.

Watching The Data with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin dives into 2017 with a look at how traders and investors should be looking at economic data put out by various agencies. He also offers some insights into the commonly used “overbought & Oversold” words thrown around by traders.

2017 Kickoff with Bill Henner

Veteran CME floor trader, Bill Henner joins Merlin to talk about major obstacles and opportunities in 2017. From all-time highs, soaring dollar and volatile commodities… 2017 will have something for everyone!

Out With the Old, In With the New with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John take a look at their major take aways from 2016, and offer insights into the new year.


Rebalancing with Tillie Allison

Tillie shares some insights into how she evaluates her investment portfolios at year end to optimize her overall returns. This often involves rebalancing of instruments to achieve the greatest impact. She also talks about using options as a portfolio catalyst.


Making a Living as a Trader with Sam Seiden

Having worked with thousands of traders and students from around the worlds, Sam Seiden has seen it all! His experiences has shown him what it takes to be successful as a trader, and what causes people to fail. He shares these insights with Merlin, then looks at the recent moves in the bond markets for trading opportunities.


Mass Market Manipulation

Merlin takes a look at the amazing rally in the Chip making space, and comments on a wave of recent upgrades by major financial firms. He also offers some suggestions for traders looking for pointers on year end account review.

The Tax Plan with Michael Atias

As the end of year approaches and everyone is fixated on how Trump pays no taxes, Merlin welcomes Michael of OTA Tax Pros. The duo takes a look at how people pay no taxes and how everyone can build a tax plan. Merlin also looks at the benefactors to the new trump tech summit.

Everybody's Working for the Weekend 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.

Establishing YOUR Rules with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in studio, Merlin addresses listener questions pertaining to trading psychology & personality types. He walks listeners through his 10 Laws of Trading in an attempt to show viewers how his rules were built to help address personal weaknesses.


A Sit-down with Eyal Shahar

20 years ago, Online Trading Academy began in a small office in Irvine California, the brainchild of Eyal Shahar. Today, it is the global leader in financial education, with 40 campuses around the world! Merlin and Eyal talk about how the business has grown, and what are Eyals driving forces to make it even bigger & better!

Report from the North with Scott McCormick

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.

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.

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