Audio Archives

The Plunge with Scott McCormick

The issues with Greece escalated over the weekend sending shockwaves through the financial markets. Scott McCormick joins Merlin to add his perspective of the issues, but not from your traditional angle. He focuses on the levels in the market and price charts rather than the news itself. Scott and Merlin look at many charts to gain clarity as to where things may go from here.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Eooa joins John and Merlin for the weekend edition and National “Bring your dog to work day”! John introduces listeners to an interesting new concept of gold back currencies through a company called BitGold in Toronto. The trio discuss how these new investments/currencies might impact our markets and create trading opportunities for investors. Bear market talk also circles around the Chinese stock exchanges which are down nearly 20% this year!

Understanding What’s Eating Away At Your Returns with Tillie Allison

Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the studio for a show focused on the impacts of fees and time on rates of return. She clearly shows listeners how a simple 2% fee can reduce your rate of return by 50% or more depending on how long you are invested. The duo also takes several listener questions focused on market timing and rates of return.

Building A Trading Community with Larry Jacobson

Larry Jacobson, Trader, Author and instructor at Online Trading Academy, joins Merlin to discuss the resources available to traders to help support them. Many traders feel isolated and suffer significant losses because they do not know how to fix their mistakes. Larry outlines some new initiatives designed at helping all Online Trading Academy students build a trading community to help improve odds of success.

Settling The Score In Europe with Tim Pesut

As talks and deadlines head up for Greece, uncertainty and hope prevail in the markets. Tim Pesut joins Merlin to offer his perspectives on the situation. Does this mean Greece getting the boot? Going back to the Drachma? Or more of the same old news of nothing changing? Tim offers his thoughts on that as well as the Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Euro and much more!

Trading Stocks with Tom Joyce

Having worked with major firms and exchanges around the world, Tom Joyce has a tremendous amount of experience at all levels of Finance! He shares some of these experiences with Merlin to kick off the trading week on Power Trading Radio. Tom also shares some of his trading philosophy  and market approach to the equity markets. This deals a lot with multiple time frame analysis and risk management.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

A decent down day on Friday couldn’t derail the strong weekly results for the markets! John O’Donnell joins Merlin for a look at interest rates, the Fed, inflation, gold and other factors influencing current market dynamics.

The Pulse of Indian Markets with Vishal Subandh

Merlin welcomes Online Trading Academy instructor Vishal Subandh to the show for an update on what is happening in the Indian Markets. Vishal shares with viewers several trade setups for the Nifty, Bank Nifty and the USDINR. The topic also looks at other strong & weak sectors in India as well as a great look at market correlation.

The Calm Before the Storm with Bill Henner

With the new comments made by the Federal Reserve today, nothing has changed! Trading activity for most indexes continues to be choppy and sideways, making it difficult for trend traders to make a profit. 25 year floor trader veteran Bill Henner joins Merlin for look at how he is adapting to these market conditions, and what tips he has for traders who are frustrated right now. Bill and Merlin look at several charts including the S&P 500, gold, the British pound, the US dollar and much more.

Luck of the Irish with Steven Hanahoe

Merlin welcomes Irish trader Steven Hanahoe to Power Trading Radio for a look at global currency markets. Steven begins by walking listeners through his trading evolution, preferences and trading style. Then the duo answer many listener questions about currency pairs, offering extensive analysis of levels and direction.

Talking Stocks with Tillie Allison

Tillie joins Merlin for a show filled with listener questions! Topics range from how to adapt to current market conditions, to using options in sideways markets. Tillie offers her insights into the stocks OMG, TBT, TLT, SBUX, and how she dealt with losses and trade plans early on in her trading career.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

The Ambassador of Opportunity, John O’Donnell joins Merlin Rothfeld for an interesting look at the criteria that normally appears in the markets during a topping period, as well as data which occurs during a bottoming market. John also looks at some of the major headwinds for investors and markets going forward.

Positioning For Rate Hikes with Mike McMahon

With a potential rate hike just a few months away, traders should start thinking about how their investments may be impacted. Mike McMahon joins Merlin for a breakdown of what he feels will happen once the fed does hike, and how it will impact things like: Home loans, equity markets, dollar and much more!

How To Make Money When Things Go Nowhere with Steve Moses

On a day when the markets rocketed to the upside, Merlin welcomes Steve Moses to help viewers understand the trading potential for Options. Steve’s preferred options strategy is spread trading, which allow him to profit when securities go sideways. The duo talk about this, and the other ways to use options to capitalize on market moves as well as how to generate income.

Increasing Market Volatility with Paul Buzby

With the fed rate hike looming, Director of research at RCW Financial, Paul Buzby, joins Merlin for a look at a variety of macroeconomic topics including: $800 gold, the impact of upcoming rate hikes, China debt, Dollar strength and much more!

Talking Stock with Scot Stokes

Fresh out of his ProTrader class in Irvine California, Scot Stokes joins Merlin Rothfeld in studio to answer listener question and offer his perspective on what’s happening in the market. Stocks include: Lululemon, International Business Machines, Alcoa, S&P 500, Russell 2000, Oil, Gold, Dow, Nasdaq, and much more.

Weekend Edition with Dr. Mark Thornton & John O’Donnell

Following up last week’s great discussion about the “War on Cash” with Joe Salerno, Merlin welcomes Dr. Mark Thornton to talk about “Financial Repression”, and its overall impact on our financial system. This repression also sheds some light on why you are receiving almost nothing for saving your money!

Always Something to Trade with Michael Young

Former CME floor trader, Michael Young joins Merlin to discuss how he is trading these sideways markets and finding great trading opportunities.
Mr. Young takes a look at Natural Gas, and walks listeners through how he is trading it, and what his strategies are going forward. The duo stress the importance of knowing the instruments you are trading, and having a plan at all times!!

It’s All About Price with Gabe Velazquez

Over the last 1500 shows on Power Trading Radio, we have learned a LOT about different traders from around the world! Some use fancy tools, some look at the news, some just focus on price! XLT instructor, Gabe Velazquez joins Merlin to talk about what he sees happening in the current market, as well as give us some insight into what it is he uses to trade off of.

FX Rundown with Scott Greer

Merlin welcomes Scott Greer,  in a show packed with charts and analysis. The duo covers the US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Yen, Aussie and much more! Scott also offers up a trade set-up he is watching, and may trigger any moment!

Deciphering the Fed with David Warner

Big deadlines face Greece this week and the Euro in general. Currency trader, David Warner, joins Merlin to offer his insights into what is going on behind the scenes with the Central banks and where the currencies may be headed. The duo talk about the Dollar, Pound, Euro, Yen and Kiwi!

Weekend Edition with Joe Salerno

Merlin and John welcome back Joe Salerno for a look at the war on cash. Not your typical currency war that the Central banks play, but an actual push to get rid of the use of cash. Why would this be happening, and what are the opportunities in alternative currencies? Tune in and find out!

Income Generation with Darek Zelek

Traditional investment advisors point investors to the bond market to generate income, yet that is a dangerous undertaking in these markets. Master trader, Darek Zelek joins Merlin for a look at how he uses options to grow his portfolios and generate the desired rate of return he is looking for. The duo look at several examples of options trades on assets like Oil and Gold.

The World Revolves around FIFA!

Before diving into current markets, and the ridiculous Wednesday rally, Merlin jumps on the soapbox to rant about the current FIFA issues flooding the media. Why all this attention on FIFA when our Elected officials are just as guilty? Later, Merlin talks about the Semiconductor sector, which was the major catalyst for Wednesday’s rally.

The Level Master: Jasmine Wang

Merlin welcomes back master trader, Jasmine Wang for a look at how the XLT and MasterMind community has been going at Online Trading Academy. Jasmine points out some great recent trades made as well as what were the factors for making those trades. The duo also look at Oil, dollar index, and major market indexes.

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin take a look at setting realistic expectations for traders as many believe that they will be getting ridiculously high market returns. Focus shifts to having a trading plan, discipline, and risk management. John also offers his insights into where the price of gold may be headed as well as tools to help spot market turns.

Pulling Back the Curtain with Gina Monetti

It took 5 years to happen, but we finally get Gina Monetti on the show! Gina is instrumental in student support, XLT, Mastermind, Clubhouse, ProPicks and much more at Online Trading Academy! Gina talks about her role and how it all revolves around student success. Later, Gina talks about her trading style and where she sees the market headed.

Trading Energy with John Rowland

17 year veteran at the NYMEX, John Rowland joins Merlin to talk about trading energy and natural resources. Having traded for the past 30 years, John gives some insights in to his evolution as a trader and his specialization in natural gas and oil.

Behind the Scenes with Joann Farley

Traveling around the US, living the life of a trader, Joann Farley joins Merlin to talk about her daily role with Online Trading Academy helping people around the world achieve their financial dreams. The duo covers the XLT program, ProPicks and other resources available to traders which will help them stay focused and disciplined. Joann also answers some listener questions live on air.

Talking Stocks with David Fong

Markets continued to new historic levels today, propelled by hopes that the Fed rate hikes would be pushed further down the line. Master Trader, David Fong joins Merlin on set to talk about a variety of listener stock questions. The do looks at Urban Outfitters, Home Depot, SkyWorks, Go Pro, Lululemon and much more! Tune in and see if they answered your questions!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

“The Ambassador of Opportunity”, John O’Donnell shares with listeners several important pieces of economic data which support a recessionary environment. Will the markets crash? Who knows. But everyone should be a little skeptical of the all time highs the market is putting in! Take some profit and be ready!

Why We All Need Real Estate with John DeJulio & Diana Hill

Merlin welcomes real estate experts John DeJulio and Diana Hill to the program to talk about the various ways that real estate can be implemented into ones investment portfolio. A perfect storm of events has created an ideal time for investors to be looking at real estate to generate income, and growth for their portfolios. John also talks about his background in the mortgage industry and how the industry has evolved.

Tools of the Trade with Jeff Manson

Merlin welcomes Jeff Manson to the show to talk about decision support tools which traders use to help them with their trading. Jeff talks about how these supplemental tools can be good to help traders gain confidence about supply & demand levels on the chart. But stresses the need for a solid understanding of Market timing and supply and demand strategies first and foremost!

Timing the Markets with Bill Henner

Former Floor trader, Bill Henner, joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at a topic which the industry tells investors that they cannot do: Time the Markets. With a strong trend in place, the duo talks about the risks for timing this market and offer their perspectives on how they are trading the historic highs.

Evolution of Trading Education with Roger Best

Fueled by a listener question, Merlin welcomes Roger Best to talk about how trading education has changed  since Online Trading Academy’s inception back in 1997. The duo share their experiences as Students-turned-Teachers from back in the early days! Then they talk about order handling and how markets are manipulated.

Weekend Edition with John Tamny

Editor at Forbes and RealClearMarkets.com, John Tamny joins Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell to talk about regulations, taxes, money, trade and his new book “Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics.

The Secret to a Free 458 Ferrari Italia with Paul Orme

Investor Paul Orme joins Merlin to show the math behind how financial firms make their money. With proper education and understanding of the markets, investors can save immediately in their retirement accounts, which compounding over time could add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars and maybe that new Ferrari!

Trading Options with Steve Moses

Merlin welcomes, Steve Moses to Power Trading Radio to talk about how to use options as a portfolio protection in light of Janet Yellen’s comments about the market being at extended levels. Are your portfolio’s protected?

Money Makes the World Go Round with Tim Pesut

Indexes were back to their negative ways today, shedding a couple days worth of gains. Greece is back in the spotlight, and bad economic data weigh on the US Markets. Master trader, Tim Pesut joins Merlin for a look at what he sees happening in the FX markets, and offer traders insight into his preferred trading pairs.

Is the Super Cycle Ending? with Scott McCormick

Market guru, Bill Gross, forecasts the next 35 years as lacking big market gains, and the end of a super cycle in the market. Master trader, Scott McCormick joins Merlin to see if it is truly a super cycle, and what impact that might have on traders going forward. The duo also talk about current market levels and trends.

Get Ready for the Weekend with John O'Donnell

15 years worth of stimulus to get our economy back on track, and all that we have is equity markets at all time highs. Did the stimulus go to the economy or to banks and the stock market?!? Tune in to hear John and Merlin debate the effectiveness of years of wasted money, and what road blocks lie just ahead.

Personal Finance with Larry Jacobson

Armed with some alarming statistics, Larry Jacobson joins Merlin for a look at the root of “Financial Obesity” in America. The duo looks at the how most people learn personal fiancé incorrectly and how they can change their situation with simple steps.

Spotting the Patterns with Bill Henner

Economic data and the fed proved to be the major market movers on Wednesday, yet special guest Bill Henner spotted something different. With 25 years of floor trading experience in Chicago, Mr. Henner is no stranger to market patterns. The duo discuss the current market condition as well as what Bill has gleaned from the charts.

Financial Matters with Ara Bayindiryan

Merlin sits down with the Architect of Online Trading Academy’s new Financial matters program. They discuss aspects of everyone’s life which are impacted by money related decisions, and offer insights on how to make better, more informed decisions. Thus preserving capital, decreasing risk, and achieving financial goals.

Trading Questions with Merlin

Alone in studio, Merlin answers many listener questions on a wide variety of trading topics. Merlin looks at trading patterns, order routing, stock tips and much more! Tune in and see if your questions were answered!

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Historic levels for the Nasdaq usher in a wave of skepticism amongst the hosts of Power Trading radio! Merlin and John offer their perspectives on what it means to have the market at these levels and what traders should be looking at. Listeners also ask questions on zero interest rates, market crashes, and inverse market Leaps.

Mind Games with Dr. Woody Johnson

Nearly every seasoned trader will attest to trading being predominantly rooted in Psychology. Yet most traders do not take the time to learn how to improve themselves, Dr. Woody Johnson joins Merlin Rothfeld for a look at the formula for success, not just in trading, but in life. The duo also answer several listener question about trading problems.

Trading Commodities with Don Dawson

Online Trading Academy’s top Commodities trader joins Merlin for a look at what’s hot in the commodity space! Don shows viewers some resources to help identify correlation (or lack of…), then shows how the Commitment of traders report can help influence trading decisions. The duo also look at the US dollar, Corn, Copper and much more!

Changing of the Guard with David Warner

Recent actions by China have many wondering if they are pushing to be the reserve currency of the world. Master trader, David Warner, joins Merlin to offer his thoughts on how China has been progressing, and the viability of the Yuan being the dominant global currency. Merlin and David also break down the current actions in Europe and discuss the possibility of a Euro breakup.

The BECC Report with Scott McCormick

Markets surged on good earnings and easing by china. Will the momentum continue? Scott McCormick joins Merlin for a look at what Bonds, Equities, Commodities & Currencies have to say about our markets. The duo looks at earnings season and answer some questions about how to trade earnings and news related events.

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