Audio Archives

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bonds and Commodities with Tillie Allison

Merlin welcomes Tillie to the show to answer listener questions on the current slide in the US dollar, the historical relationship between bonds and the dollar index and the continuing surge of Crude Oil.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red Everywhere with Merlin Rothfeld

Just about the only things with a green candle on today’s trading session was the commodity space, aside from that, red everywhere! Merlin takes a look at some of the factors which may have caused the equity selloff today and how it might impact the markets going forward. He also breaks down the information that led to the massive selloff in the cryptocurrency market place today.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It Is What It Is, Till It Ain’t

Merlin welcomes veteran trader Steve Bobbitt to the show to talk about his trading style and the information he uses to base his trades. The duo look at the US Dollar, Debt Ceiling, Gold, Oil and much more in the information packed episode of PTR!

Friday, January 12, 2018

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, January 11, 2018

FX Roundup with Sam Evans

Merlin welcomes back master trader, Sam Evans to share his thoughts on the markets and answer listener questions. Sam and Merlin look at the Euro, British Pound, Yen, Dollar index and much more!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What to Expect Trading Options with Steve Moses

For the second day in a row, Merlin welcomes an accomplished Options trader. This time, its Steve Moses! The duo take a look at some recent comments from warren Buffet about Options on specific assets. They also look at how to anticipate return rates from options trades.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Historic Lows on Vix with Tim Blotzer

With the Vix below 8, traders who rely on selling premium using options are finding it more challenging to make money! Tim shares how he has adapted his strategy to make the most of the situation, and also offers some insights into the websites he likes to use on a daily basis.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Switching Style with Jeff Manson

As the new year vaults the markets to all-time highs, some traders are getting nervous. Jeff Manson joins Merlin to talk about how he has changed his trading style to help calm his concerns about an overextended market. They also talk about some websites which they find useful in their trading.

Friday, January 5, 2018

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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Volatility of Democracy with Craig Weil

Merlin welcomes back Chicago floor trader Craig Weil to the show to break down several factors which influence his trading, including market seasonality. Later the duo take a look at a market sector which has seen massive gains in the past month, just to have them nearly erased in one day with the threat of government intervention.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Making Changes with Ryan Watkins

Merlin welcomes Ryan back to the set after a long break! Being a new father, Ryan has had to make some significant changes to his trading style to adapt! He shares some of those changes and talks about the assortment of educational videos he has recorded for Online Trading Academy graduates. Finally, they break down a couple of charts for listeners.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Back on the Wagon with Larry Jacobson

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 21, 2017

Live from OTA San Diego

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, December 20, 2017

Catching Up With Tillie Allison

Tillie Allison joins Merlin for a look back at 2017’s trading activity. The duo talk about personal improvement and changes to their trading before going into listener  questions. There they break down a listener question regarding a major petroleum company and cryptocurrencies.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Looking Back with Russ Allen

Master Trader, Russ Allen joins Merlin to talk about some of his big observations from 2017. Its been a ballistic year with a lot of opportunity, and Russ feels traders should use caution in portfolio allocation to help protect against any downside markets move. Nothing lasts forever!

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.

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