Audio Archives

Monday, November 20, 2017

Catching Up On Questions with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin Rothfeld hosts a solo show where he catches up on a bunch of listener questions. The looks at who is running bitcoin and decentralized networks, 22nd Century Group stock price, the mechanics behind a short squeeze and much more!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at the 4 juggernauts that are leading the markets higher, and the risk it poses for the markets going forward. They then turn to the cryptocurrency markets which have had a lot of news lately! Finally, they break down the black Friday shopping stats, which shows increasing pressure on a particular set of players!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

On the Couch with Dr. Woody Johnson

Merlin welcomes Author, Trader, Psychologist, Dr. Woody Johnson to the show to talk about some of the issues plaguing traders. They look at several psychological biases which cause traders to get too emotional and caught up in media hype. This can lead to detached trading which general results in losses. He also looks at Stress: both causes, and how we can reduce it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Forks and Splits with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin takes some time to help listeners understand the subtle differences between a Fork and a Split. While Splits have been around in the equity markets for decades, Forks are relatively new and look to become more common. He also addresses the issue of share price and how it can impact our decision process.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Chart Analysis with Tim Pesut

Merlin welcomes back Tim Pesut to the show to answer many listener questions on different currency pairs, including: The British Pound, Euro, New Zealand & Aussie Dollar, and several others.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Rise of Todd Davis

Being his first appearance on Power Trading Radio, Merlin dives into the steps that ultimately drew Todd Davis to the trading business. That path had many twists and turns which are what made Todd the trader he is today. The duo both look at what were their biggest learning lessons that they hope others can learn from.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John start things off by looking at the declining production in gold and the current trends pertaining to Millennial consumption. These patterns move to cryptocurrency market which have been getting a ton of press over the past year, both good and bad. Is it still too risky? How does it work? Merlin and John look at these questions and many more on this episode.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Global Forex with Ed Ponsi

Master trader & author, Ed Ponsi, joins Merlin to answer several listener questions on multiple currency pairs. They start off with the Japanese yen and its recent flirtation with overhead supply, then move onto the British pound and its recent price moves. They also look at elements of trade management on the Cable trade.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Catching Up With Sam Seiden

Sam Seiden joins Merlin in studio to talk about his recent travels and activities. He also addresses some listener questions dealing with, stop losses and trade management. The industry tells you to not use stops! Should you? Tune in and find out.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Sub-10 VIX with Josip Causic

Merlin welcomes options trader Josip Causic to the show to talk about what he sees in the option space at the moment. Josip brings up some interesting points on Tesla, and walks through his logic of using a bear-call spread at the present levels. He also bring up the ETF for the Spanish markets and spots some opportunity given the geopolitical turmoil.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday Roundup with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin takes a look at the top stories of the day including the surge in crude oil and the sweeping arrests of Saudi billionaires! Next up is the blockbuster deal that was announce for Broadcom to buy Qualcomm. After analyzing these charts and a few others, he looks at the upcoming Bitcoin fork and helps listeners understand what is happening.

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Information Revolution with John O’Donnell

Every few years, a major change hits us. A change that changes the way we conduct our lives, do business, interact etc. The latest revolution is upon us: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld discuss the recent headlines about the CME offering bitcoin futures, the CBOE offering bitcoin options, and upcoming Cryptocurrency ETF’s. While still in its infancy, many problems and risks still remain in this space, as well as tremendous opportunity! Does one outweigh the other? Tune in and find out!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Macro View with Alfonso Esparza

Merlin welcomes senior market analyst at Oanda, Alfonso Esparza to the program to talk about many of the hot topics in the financial markets. Including the appointment of Jerome Powell for Fed chief, tax reform, UK rate hikes, employment data & jobs reports and much more!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Real Estate Road Ahead with Zani Patasin

Natural disasters have been pounding the US over the past few months. Surprisingly, this is providing tremendous investment opportunities in real estate for institutions and individual investors. OTA Real Estate Development Manager, Zani Patasin joins Merlin to talk about these opportunities as well as the risks involved. The also look at the meteoric rise of home builder stocks and offer caution about the housing market going forward.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Empire Strikes Back with Jeff Manson

In a costume driven show, Merlin Fett welcomes to the studio Jeff Manson!! Jeff and Merlin break down the importance of the CME’s announcement today to begin trading Bitcoin futures by the end of the year. This adds a token of credibility to the cryptocurrency marketplace, which may bolster prices in the near future. They also break down a couple of trades requested by the listeners.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Going Long at the Top with Dan Sugar

Merlin welcomes Dan Sugar back to the set to talk about one of questions he is asked most about in class: “How to you trade the market at all-time highs?”
The duo breakdown many different charts, especially on the FANG stocks to look for clues as to strength and weakness.


Friday, October 27, 2017

The Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell

Merlin and John take a look at the increasing debt load of the US and other countries around the world. What should we be looking for, and how bad is it? These questions and more will be addressed as well as the prospectus for a further increase in the fed funds rate and unwinding of their balance sheet.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday with The Ambassador of Opportunity

John O'Donnell interviews Dr. 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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Back In The Saddle with Merlin Rothfeld

After a brief 2 day hiatus, Power Trading Radio returns to catch viewers up on the recent 3 day, Online Trading Academy International Conference. Merlin walks through some of the new initiatives and offers some suggestions to those hoping to make it as professional traders.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John take a look at information from Morgan Stanley about client balances which paints a bearish picture for the markets going forward. They also look at the “Value of Life” as determined by the EPA and other agencies.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

More Q&A with Merlin

Merlin looks at a wide array of listener questions ranging from Amazon chart formations to Financial stock strength, Vix instruments to leveraged index etf’s. He also revisits a tweet from a year ago where Goldman Sachs was telling investors to get out of copper for fear of Massive supply and falling prices. Can you guess where it is now?!?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Market Biases with Merlin Rothfeld

In a follow up show, Merlin revisits some of the common trading biases which cause traders and investors to lose money. He breaks them down and offers insights into how these biases personally impacted his trading in the early ears.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trade Analysis with Brandon Wendell

Online Trading Academy’s “Road Warrior”, Brandon Wendell joins Merlin to talk about some of the psychological issues he has faced as a trader, then dives into several listener questions about different currencies including: Yen, Pound, Dollar, Aussie and others.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The B.E.C.C. Report with Scott McCormick

In his monthly appearance on Power Trading Radio, Scott McCormick breaks down his most recent market evaluation by looking at bonds, equities, currencies and commodities for clues as to market health and direction. Scott and Merlin also look at the current plan by the Fed to unwind their balance sheet and the potential impact it might have for the markets.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin and John start off by looking at the just released earnings by 4 major banks and offer insights on how this might kick off earnings season. Several listeners send in questions pertaining to cryptocurrency and recent comments made by major financial firms. The wrap up by looking at the recent comments by Fed president Janet Yellen regarding the unwinding of the Fed’s balance sheet.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tracking Institutions with Sam Seiden

Sam Seiden joins Merlin to talk about his experience collecting institutional order flow in the trading floors in Chicago. The duo look at the psychology behind price and the impacts of volume and technical indicators.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff with Michael Young

In his many years of trading experience, Michael Young has seen some incredibly successful traders, and some utter failures. What are the common traits of these 2 groups? Michael and Merlin talk about this and much more on this episode of Power Trading Radio!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Master Plan with Damontre Owens

Damonte Owens is in town for the week to teach a Platform Immersion & Trade plan classes and decided to stop by the set to talk with Merlin. The duo look at the essentials of a good trading business plan which is critical to every traders success! Later they examine the charts of Nvidia and Baidu per listener request.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Mass Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin spend the entire show fielding questions from viewers on FB & Youtube. The first block of questions all revolve around cryptocurrencies and their functionality. Later he looks at some forex currencies including the British Pound, Japanese Yen, Canadian dollar and more!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Are cryptocurrencies for real? Should we be trading them? Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell take a look at these great listener questions and offer their .02 on the ever popular topic. John does a great analysis of different “currencies” and how they stack up against each other. Later, they look at Tesla and the recent discussions about Elon Musk building the electrical grid for struggling Puerto Rico!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bubbles and Trends with Tillie Allison

ProActive Investing expert, Tillie Allison joins Merlin to discuss her perception of the current market and its perceived bubble in our current markets. She also looks at Apple for a listener and offers some target zones.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Combination of Techniques with Larry Jacobson

PTR revisits Larry’s investment portfolio and takes a look at some of the methodology for stock selection. Larry talks about how he uses a Warren Buffet type of approach with OTA’s Supply & Demand Methodology. Larry and Merlin also look at fundamental analysis questions sent in by listeners.

Monday, October 2, 2017

More Q&A with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin takes the alone time in studio to answer many listener questions. Questions range from how shorting works to setting market alerts, and institutional traders to cryptocurrencies.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John O’Donnell sets in for Merlin to discuss the Globalization 3.0 Flat World, and why private issued money will benefit the traditional global monetary systems via competition for choice and consumer preference. Our guest today is Aaron Brown, NYC Professor and Author of the book Red-Blooded Risk. We discuss emerging blockchain technologies, and the emerging role of today’s cryptocurrencies being issued by traditional Central Banks in multiple countries like Japan, Sweden and Finland.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Question Time with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin fields many questions from PTR, Facebook and Youtube in an engaging lister show! He looks at trade plans, Cryptocurrencies, differences in stop loss types and much more. He also opens the door to a viewer based webinar based off of votes for next week.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Monster Trade with Steve Moses

Merlin welcomes back the show to look at a truly monster option trade that has been making the media rounds. With over 1 million options involved in the trade, Merlin and Steve break down how it is structured and what the goals of the trader are.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Q & A with Sam Seiden

Merlin talks about some trading psychology factors before diving into listener questions on healthcare stocks as well as risk management when trading forex. Sam Seiden joins the show to share his thoughts on the concept of Market Mastery, then offers some hints about the newly restructure Stock Trading course.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Question Roundup with Bill Henner

Merlin welcomes back Chicago floor trader, Bill Henner to the show to help answer some listener questions. The look at charts of Apple, Netflix, the Euro/Canadian dollar currency pair. They also address their approaches to scaling out of winning trades and moving stop losses.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell answer a wealth of listener questions including: A gold backed blockchain, the rise and risks of ICO’s, money management, and much more!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Restructuring Options with Eric Ochotnicki

Chicago floor trader, Eric Ochotnicki joins Merlin to talk about the complete overhaul of the Online Trading Academy’s options class. The restructured class focuses on a structured and fully documented process designed to eliminate any confusion, and allow students to quickly address any potential problems.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Future Specifics with Tillie Allison

Tillie Allison joins Merlin to talk about some specific future contract details and shares her personal preferences. The duo also address viewer questions regarding market correlations and dynamics.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Article 50 Showdown with Tim Pesut

Merlin welcomes currency trader, Tim Pesut back to the show to get the latest scoop on the UK Brexit! Time and Merlin look at the technical of the pound and the fundamentals of Article 50 to shed some light on future expectations on price and interest rates. Later, the analyze some listener questions on different currencies like the pound and the Euro.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Batting 1000 with Larry Jacobson

The beauty of Online Trading Academy’s patented methodology is that it sets the foundation for discipline and structure. Larry Jacobson then adds another layer of analysis using some of Warren Buffets methodology. Larry share his holdings and some of the logic behind the picks. Later, Larry and Merlin analyses the euro and US Dollar for a listener.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

Cryptocurrencies took a huge hit with events out of China and negative remarks from prominent Wall Street executives. John and Merlin dive into all the hoopla and try to make sense of the name calling, to ultimately uncover the truth behind recent moves.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Financial Empowerment with David Sundstrom

Merlin welcomes David Sundstrom to the show to talk about the financial website: Dave walks viewers through the mission and goals of the site, then shows users how to custom tailor their learning path through a wide variety of financial topics and age brackets. The financial industry has made trillions throughout history teaching people the wrong way to do things. OTAcademy is designed to show you how different financial topics work, and how to make them work for you. Best of all, the 100+ articles and 100+ videos are FREE!
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trading Practice Labs with Brandon Tristan

Trader & Instructor Brandon Tristan shares some thoughts about the trading labs he oversees on a daily basis. These labs are designed to help Online Trading Academy graduates put their trading strategy in action under the guidance and oversight of veteran traders. This process significantly helps shorten the traders learning curve, giving them more confidence as the embark on their trading journey!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Yen & Aussie Center Stage with David Warner

Merlin talks to Currency trader, David Warner about his preferred currency pairs which include: The Euro, Yen, US Dollar, Australian Dollar and British Pound. NO Swiss Franc! Later the duo break down the chart per listener questions to help understand current price action and immediate levels.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Trading with the Sugar Man!

3rd generation floor trader, Dan Sugar joins Merlin in studio to answer some listener questions and give some thoughts on the markets. Dan and Merlin first look at Gold and its recent , pullback free, rise. Then Dan offers some insights on what has helped him, and his family succeed at trading for so long.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Equifax “Incident” with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin take a look at the recent announcement of a Massive data breach at Equifax, which may impact 143 million Americans! They also look at the concept of a constant measure of value when looking at markets or investments. How does bitcoin look compared to gold? Tune in and find out!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dealing With It with Tillie Allison

Tillie shares her approach to dealing with major news events, natural disasters and other factors when setting up and executing long term trades. This involves strict adherence to the plan, which is the foundation of what she teaches her students.

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