Audio Archives

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Weekend Edition

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, December 14, 2017

The Fed & Rates with Bill Addiss

Merlin welcomes former wall street investment banker, Bill Addiss to discuss the recent Fed rate hike and what impacts it might have on the market. They also take a look at the impact of the rate hike on the yield curve, which has started to flatten out.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Macro View with Paul Orme

Merlin welcomes back Paul Orme to the show to talk about some of the impacts the proposed tax bill might have on our investments. They also look at several charts which paint a gloomy picture of the income situation in America.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Big Picture with Todd Davis

Merlin welcomes Todd Davis to the show to talk about the multiple driving forces for the forex market right now. The duo look at the dollar, the euro, the pound and much more! Todd also offers some insight as to how he uses technical analysis vs. fundamental analysis.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Investing the right way with Scott McCormick

For the past few months, master trade, Scott McCormick has been working on a structured course to help investors manage their own long term investments. Scott discusses the need for this type of education on the part of retail investors to help keep more of the money they would normally give to bit investment firms.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Back to Basics with Sam Seiden

Merlin welcomes back Online Trading Academy’s Chief Education, Products, and Services Officer , Sam Seiden to talk about this years modification to the Core Strategy class and what it means for students. Sam also talks about how those who use traditional technical indicators are at a competitive disadvantage to those who focus on institutional buyers & sellers.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Selling Your Way to Profits with Steve Moses

Master trader, Steve Moses joins Merlin to discuss some of the trades he made this morning and the logic behind them. Steve focuses on simple strategies using supply and demand principles and tailoring trades to generate income with low risk, high probability.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Plan to NOT Pay Taxes

As the majority of us begin to think about end of year tax consequences, Chris Koomey shares some insights as to how to get around taxes, legally. Chris talks about his new book available on Amazon, “Plan to Not Pay Taxes”, and shares the basics of some strategies which will help grow your wealth through proper investment allocation.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The View From Ireland with Stephen Hanahoe

Merlin welcomes multi-asset trader and Ireland resident, Stephen Hanahoe to the show to talk about the current macroeconomic events impacting Ireland. Stephen looks at the housing market, taxation and big corporations in an attempt to position himself, using different asset classes, to capitalize on a potential market downturn.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John and Merlin take a look at the potential impacts for the latest technological innovation: Blockchain.  With all the excitement over cryptocurrencies, people might not understand that it wouldn’t exist without blockchain technology. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity coupled with significant risk. Do your due diligence.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Futures Week Day 4 – Craig Weil

In the final installment of “Futures Week”, Merlin welcomes long time Chicago floor trader Craig Weil to the program to talk about how he chiseled out his trading style, and developed a rock solid trading approach. Craig also talks about some of his favorite and despised futures contracts.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Futures Week Day 3 – Steve Bobbitt

The third installment of Futures week brings Arizona native, Steve Bobbitt to the program. Steve discusses his trading style and his dual utilization of the futures markets. Both as an income generator and a trade support tool for other asset classes.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Futures Week Day 2 – Jeff Manson

Merlin continues his interviews with top Futures traders. Today, it’s Jeff Manson live from London!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Futures Week Part 1 – Bill Henner

Merlin welcomes long time floor trader, Bill Henner to the program to talk about his trading style, favorite and least favorite trading instruments, and other insightful tips from his trading experiences.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Laser Focus with Tim Blotzer

Master Options trader, Tim Blotzer joins Merlin to talk about his ascent in the financial markets, from being unemployed to making a living trading options. Unlike traders who trade dozens of securities, Tim focuses on just one! Time also talks about the different strategies he uses, as well as his keys to success.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Catching up with Mike McMahon

Merlin welcomes back long time trader Mike McMahon to talk about some of the current educational content he is working on. This content dives into the history and mechanics of several different asset classes. Later, the duo look at several listener questions on different stocks.

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.

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