Audio Archives

Southern Hemisphere’s Biggest Star – Brandon Wendell

The “Road Warrior” joins Merlin for a look at some of the trades he executed during today’s All Asset Mastery XLT session, and share his thoughts on markets going forward. After making some amazing market calls live on CNBC Asia, Brandon will be back on the air to co-host upcoming programs during his visit to Online Trading Academy Singapore and Jakarta.

Weekend Edition with Mark Skousen

Professor, economist, author, and recently named one of the top 20 most influential economists of our time, Mark Skousen joins John and Merlin live on set of Power Trading Radio to talk about Economic data and share his ideas on where we may be headed from here.

Preparing for the Unknown with Tillie Allison

Merlin receives a great listener question about how global turmoil will impact short term and long term trading. Merlin and Tillie Allison look at the impacts for the long term, and analyze several markets for potential opportunities.

The Power of Options with Steve Moses

Steve Moses takes time after his Options class in Atlanta to join Merlin and discuss several listener questions pertaining to the selling of options. The duo look at the higher probability side of selling as opposed to the greater reward of Buying options. Steve offers his insights into collars as well as spread trading.

Interest Rates and Currencies with Jody Wong

Merlin welcomes trader Jody Wong to the set of PTR to talk about the current negative interest rate environment facing several countries. Will it impact the US? Will the US follow suit? Later the duo takes a look at the GBPJPY as well as the USDCAD.

Stopping The Slide with Jeff Manson

Regardless of how long you have been trading, every trader goes on a losing streak. At times, it feels like it will never end! Jeff Manson joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about how one should go about stopping the losses and getting back to financial prosperity! They also cover current market analysis as well as answer several listener questions on specific stocks.

Weekend Edition with Andrew Zatlin

There are millions of resources out there to help navigate the financial markets! John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld welcome Andrew Zatlin of to the show to talk about some macro economic data as well as the Vice Index! A unique index which may act as a leading indicator for the markets according to Zatlin.

Capital Preservation with Paul Buzby

One of the secrets of wealth is growing your wealth regardless of market condition. Merlin welcomes Paul Buzby of RCW Financial, to talk about the use of metals and rare coins to help diversify holdings as well as hedge downside risk. The show focuses on rarity of coins, and presents a 1797 US dollar worth over $325,000… and climbing!

Planning For The Worst with Michelle Volmering

As markets gyrate wildly, veteran trader cautions investors and traders to prepare for downside moves! While nobody knows 100% where the markets are headed, may are sitting in big gains thinking the markets can only go up! Michelle and Merlin take  a look the current market landscape, and touch on some important correlation aspects which may give you a competitive advantage.

Breaking Down Oil with John Rowland

With 17 years trading commodities on the NYMEX, John Rowland has a pretty good understanding of what moves markets! Merlin and John talk about the supply and demand issues which face Oil, as well as a look at a variety of futures contracts to help see potential changes in the future. John also talks about his series of Mastermind Community sessions which focuses on how Market Makers and Floor Traders play tricks on the public!

Nailing Levels with Roger Best

On his last visit with us on Power Trading Radio, Roger was talking about trade setups, and how he plans out trades with his students live in class. This time, roger shares 3 of the setups that his class worked on from December 11th, all of which worked out very well! The duo looks at probability and risk management as a function of planning as well.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John joins Merlin in studio to talk about the many different aspects and impacts of Oil! Focus points toward the possible capitulation bottom put in on Wednesday. Is it the Bottom? Tune in and find out!

Currency Markets with Irfan Patel

Out from behind the walls of the XLT program at Online Trading Academy, Irfan Patel lands in Tampa Florida to teach a currency class. He also takes time to come on Power Trading Radio to look at several currency pairs and listener questions.

Learning New Tricks with Tillie Allison

Tillie Allison joins Merlin from Kansas City, where she is sitting in on an options class with Steve Moses. While normally Tillie is in the teaching spot, she decided to refine her skills in options trading by sitting in with an options master! Even great traders take classes! Tillie and Merlin take a look at several market including the S&P, Bonds, Commodities and Currencies!

January 2016 B.E.C.C. Report with Scott McCormick

Master trader, Scott McCormick joins Merlin to share his most recent analysis of the markets including Bonds, Equities, Commodities and Currencies, or the B.E.C.C. report! Last time, it showed a higher probability for further downside movement in the equity markets , does the same hold true in 2016? Tune in and find out!

Don’t Miss A Step with Larry Jacobson

In a year of significant changes and market moves, Director of Student Support and Trader, Larry Jacobson joins Merlin Rothfeld to reflect on his biggest learning lesson from 2015, as well as offer some insights into what he sees for 2016. Larry also talks about how struggling traders sabotage themselves, and how his team is working to build exercises and procedures to help traders succeed.


Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The dynamic duo of John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld take at look at the decline in Oil, and the remote possibility of $20, $10 and possibly worthless oil! Seem crazy? Tune in and find out why it’s not so fare fetched!

Gas, Oil and Gold… Oh My!

Solo on the show, Merlin welcomes a small live studio audience, who asks questions pertaining to the decline to oil. Merlin also focuses on listener questions and how to apply risk management techniques to current markets.

Brexit?!? A Look Ahead with Tim Pesut

Markets continued to sell off as fear starts to rip through main street. Many global events are also causing angst! Tim Pesut joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about the potential of Britain exiting the EU, and what the prospects might be for their currency. The duo also talks about potential trades in the Aussie Dollar as well as answer several listener questions.

Tape Reading of Options with Josip Causic

Back in the 90’s, tape reading of equities was essential to short term traders. However, may overlooked the art as it applies to Options trading. Online Trading Academy instructor and trader, Josip Causic Joins Merlin Rothfeld to talk about he uses the tape to find institutional buying and selling, and use the big traders to his advantage. The duo also look at a current trade that Josip has been analyzing with his students.

Commodity Meltdown with Wayne Citron

Wayne Citron joins Merlin in studio to talk about his current futures class in Irvine California. It was a rocking start to the week with a huge down day in the commodities markets. Merlin and Wayne look at the impacts of trends on the current slide in Oil, as well as what it says about the broader market outlook going forward.

Weekend Edition with David Warner

Merlin welcomes back currency trader David Warner to the show! David has spent all week teaching a Forex class in Irvine California, riding out waves of volatility in the currency markets! David offers his insights into the current global situation before diving into charts of the New Zealand Dollar, Oil, and several other currency pairs!

Indian Markets with Rahul Ghose

Merlin welcomes investor/trader, Rahul Ghose from Mumbai India to the program for a look at what’s happening in the Indian financial markets. Rahul takes a look at several Auto & Pharmaceutical stocks before offering some analysis on the Nifty index.

The Real Cause of the Financial Crisis with Peter J. Wallison

With the release of the new movie “The Big Short” there is a renewed interest in what really happened. Having served on the White House Counsel under Reagan and Rockefeller, Peter J. Wallison has seen his share of political maneuvering! He points out some of the real keys to the financial collapse which may shock many viewers!!

Mapping Out 2016 with Mike McMahon

In January of 2015, Mike McMahon was on the show and made several forecasts for the year. All but one came true! Will 2016 be any different? Founding Father of Online Trading Academy joins Merlin to talk about his biggest takeaways from 2015, and what he is looking forward to in 2016! The duo talk about the Pound, Aussie, us Dollar and much more!

New Year’s show with Jeff Manson

The first official guest of the year, Jeff Manson, joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at his biggest learning lesson of 2015 and his thoughts on 2016. The duo answer listener questions on the use of Supply and Demand levels, and ways to help avoid being stopped out.

Power Trading Radio Final Show 2015

The ambassador of opportunity John O'Donnell hosts the final show for 2015 with special guest Dr. Mark Thorton discussing global financial issues and how you can create a personal strategy to increase your wealth in 2016 and beyond!

The Big Picture on Indian Markets with Vishal Subandh

As the year comes to a close, Vishal Subandh breaks down the BIG picture for the Indian markets. Merlin and Vishal look at the major indexes from multiple time frames, offering supply and demand levels for nearly every time frame. The duo also talk about the current downtrend and potential trading opportunities.

Trade Review with Tillie Allison

As the Year comes to a close, Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the show to talk about her quarterly and annual trade review. The duo also answer listener questions on stop losses using options and intricacies of looking at Level II to help gauge price movement and liquidity.

Weekend Edition with Dr. Richard Ebeling

The gold standard ushered in a period of great US strength causing many to argue a return to a commodity backed currency. Dr. Richard Ebeling joins John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld for a look at a brief history of free market economies, then dive into the feasibility of a gold standard as well as its potential impacts for the United States.

Following Your Passion with Eric Ochotnicki

Merlin opens the show addressing a listener question about negative trading & learning environments. He emphasizes that if you want something bad enough, move past the negativity and prove them wrong with actions! Former floor trader, Eric Ochotnicki joins Merlin to add his views on the topic, then turns to the US dollar and its current impact on the financial markets.

Solo on Set with Merlin Rothfeld

Sorry, Han Solo is not in studio today! Merlin answers a variety of listener questions covering topics from Donald Trump, Technical Indicators, and the all important year end trade review!

Dealing With Change with Dr. Woody Johnson

The markets are about to change with the first rate hike in many years! Merlin welcomes Dr. Woody Johnson to the show to talk about how traders should deal with market changes from a trading perspective as well as a Psychological one. Dr. Johnson addresses the importance of journaling, routine, trading plans and focusing your mind on success in any market.

Market Mood & Correlation with Sean Reed

The market showed 4 distinct moves today, providing Sean Reed and his class of Stock traders in Irvine California some nice trade setups. Sean talks about how traders need to be ready to take great trading opportunities that the market offers.  He also addresses the current mood of traders and the power of looking at market correlation for trading opportunities in all asset classes!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Back in the studio, John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at the demise of commodities and commodity stocks. While the charts may look like a tremendous buying opportunity, John warns about further declines and offers suggestions for natural resources going forward.

Market Direction with Sam Seiden

Having spent many years on the floor of the CME, Sam Seiden doesn’t put a lot of emphasis on economic announcements. He focuses primarily on price. Sam and Merlin look at the current price situation for the S&P 500 and how that should be steering trades going forward. They also answer several listener questions about the future of gold!

Currency Wars Heating Up!

The next two weeks will present some catalysts for the currency world with some major rate announcements. Merlin takes a look at the global purchasing power of the dollar, and how he uses it to chose his vacations, then offers some analysis of the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, and Euro.

Catching up with Roger Best

On a day which would escalate most investors market angst, Roger Best joins Merlin to talk about the great trading opportunities he and his students identified. Roger points out how market volatility can be a good thing and why traders should embrace it!

John O'Donnell & John Tamny

John O’Donnell interviews John Tamny, Forbes writer and editor of The duo discuss Tamny’s book Popular Economics about global trade, taxes, honest money, and less government regulations being the foundation of a growing USA economy and new job creation to enhance quality of life and peace.

John O'Donnell & Bert Dohmen

John O’Donnell and his guest, Bert Dohmen of Dohmen Capital Research and Wellington Letter, discuss coming China and Japan credit purge/defltionary crisis, and the coming crash in USA equity and corporate bond markets. Central Banks across the world have created this coming bust condition through their cheap credit Q/E programs and other methods of artificial stimulus that has not produced real economic growth and job recovery that is sustainable.

John O'Donnell & Peter Klein

John O’Donnell and Dr. Peter Klein, Economist, Baylor University Business School discuss the role of entrepreneurs in our society to drive invention, capital risk management, and innovations that enhance our lives and society via free exchanges of products/services with low government interventions and barriers. Dr. Klein’s expertise, experience and knowledge is ground in Austrian economics principles as outlined by Ludwig von Mises and other classic liberal economists. This show discusses the question of the new fundamental entrepreneurial web teaching models, and characteristics to success in business innovation including the hyper efficient/affordable web-based higher education today in private sector like

John O'Donnell & Mark Thornton

John O'Donnell and Mark Thornton discuss the history of Austrian economics and the differences between it and Keynesian economics.

John O'Donnell & Richard Ebeling

John and his guest, Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Austrian Economics at The Citadel, University discuss why thanksgiving should be celebrated as the birthplace of USA free enterprise. They discuss the principle of capitalism which our founder gave us to follow. Why socialism did not work for the Pilgrims, China, Cuba, and the Soviet Union as explained by Ludwig Von Mises.

John O'Donnell & George Reisman

"The philosophy of 'Buy and Hold' may not be dead, but it's in a coma," states co-host Merlin Rothfeld. "Our listeners demand timely, actionable information that can help them move their money where they find the greatest potential." Rothfeld is joined in an interactive panel format by Mike McMahon, Tilly Allison and John O'Donnell, all seasoned traders who are also professional instructors. The show also features a live and interactive feature called a POWER BLAST, where listeners can get evaluation of their trades or state their own viewpoints, LIVE and in real time during the show.

John O'Donnell & Mark Thornton

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.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin take a look at the top stories facing the markets including the curious decision of the NYSE and Nasdaq to stop accepting stop loss orders! The duo also address the differences between Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds and why many Hedge Funds are shutting down.

Talking Gas with John Rowland

Commodities have had a tough time as of late, but there may be some hope on the horizon. Former floor trader, John Rowland joins Merlin to talk about some of the unique tools he uses to anticipate natural gas and other commodities. More Odds enhancers for you!

Trading Indian Markets with Vishal Subandh

Merlin welcomes Vishal to the program to talk about how the Indian financial markets have been fairing since his last visit. From the looks of the charts, there are more opportunities for downside movement!! Vishal and Merlin talk about the Nifty, Bank Nifty and the Rupee!

Capitalizing on Fear & Greed

Michelle Joins Merlin to talk about how her Futures trading class in Atlanta this week got a great lesson in trading fear! The terrible events in Paris and Beirut last week caused investors to panic, sending the markets sharply lower when futures opened on Sunday night. This presented a great buying opportunity for the class!. Michelle and Merlin discuss how to utilize herd mentality to your advantage.

Stops & Options with Josip Causic

Many options traders do not use stop losses, and when they do, it is usually done incorrectly. Trader Josip Causic joins Merlin in studio to talk about the right way to place stop losses, and considerations traders must use when determining placement! Josip also talks a little about his trading style as well as answer some listener questions.


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