Audio Archives

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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ICO’s and More with Merlin Rothfeld

Alone in studio, Merlin addresses many questions from the Youtube and Facebook channels. Merlin first looks at the incredibly popular ICO market and offers some cautionary advice. Later, he tackles the ultimate question: “What will it take for me to quit my job and be a full time trader”.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Travel & Trade with Michael Young

Long time floor trader, Michael Young joins Merlin to talk about his recent trip to Paris. While there were some major market moving events happening, Michael was calm and collected with his “Set-n-forget” positions. He also talked about how he has been trading volatilitiy instruments during that time. Finally, Michael shares a story from the floor which turned the worst trade, into the best!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Money Talks with Sam Evans

Master trader, Sam Evans joins Merlin to break down his trading approach to fundamental data. The duo also look at the US dollar, Euro, and other currencies and provide their insights and thoughts on the markets going forward.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Move Over Buffett with Larry Jacobson

Amongst his mountain of responsibilities at Online Trading Academy, Larry Jacobson is a great trader/investor as well! Larry joins Merlin on set to talk about his current portfolio holdings and offers some insights as to why he chose those investments. Larry and Merlin also take a look at listener questions and performs analysis on the charts.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FX Waves with David Warner

Global tensions once again created some great trading opportunities in the currency markets on Tuesday. David Warner joins Merlin on set to discuss some of the trades he is currency in, as well as answer several listener questions including: New Zealand Dollar, Japanese Yen, Canadian & U.S. Dollar.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Impact of Disasters with Wayne Citron

Long time floor trader out of Chicago, Wayne Citron joins Merlin to talk about how the markets reacted to Hurricane Henry in Texas. Wayne extends the discussion into commodities such as Oil, corn and others to emphasize the impact of natural disasters and reports on commodity prices. Later, he offers some “Stories from the Floor”.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekend Edition with John O’Donnell

John & Merlin walk through a variety of hot topics on this episode including: The robust housing data recently released, the approach of hurricane Henry, Oil prices, gold, cryptocurrencies, the Fed and much more!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Housing Markets with Diana Hill

The prevailing question from home owners and investors right now is: “Are we in a housing bubble”? Real Estate master, Diana Hill joins Merlin on Set to take a look at this question and offer some insights into what the hottest markets are currently. The duo stress the importance of having a plan and realistic expectations regardless of your investment methodology for Real Estate.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Income Trading with Jerry Baldwin

Jerry joins Merlin to talk about how he trades the markets for just a couple hours a day, and goes home flat. While this style is not for everyone, Jerry finds it fits his personality perfectly! The duo also talk about how after hours sessions offer insight to market direction during the regular trading sessions.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Exploring Mountains of Debt with Economist Richard Duncan

Economist Richard Duncan joins Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell to talk about our current mountain of debt in the USA. He breaks down the history, addresses the current market dynamics, and then offers some solutions to get out of this mess. How do we do it? Listen today and find out.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Short Term Trading with Roger Best

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, August 18, 2017

Tesla and Cryptocurrencies

Merlin and John talk a look at the price charts of Tesla and offer some opinions on its “Bubblish” status. They also look at a technical indicator that has resurfaced recently, warning of a major market correction. And Finally, the potential for the cryptocurrency market to also be in a Bubble like situation.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Checking the Fuel Behind The Market Rally with Paul Orme

As the market suffers one of its largest down days in months, Merlin questions the current uptrends validity. Master trader, Paul Orme joins the show to look at what exactly is driving the equity markets since 2009. Surprisingly it is NOT the banks!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Futures vs. Options with Tillie Allison

Long time trader in multiple asset classes, Tillie Allison Joins Merlin to talk about some of her current trades in Crude Oil, and broad market indices, as well as offering some insight into the pro’s & cons of both futures and Options.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mo’ Money with Tim Pesut

Good economic data today was not enough to life the equity markets, resulting in a nice push up in the US Dollar. This obviously had impacts on global currencies, which Master Trader, Tim Pesut and Merlin Rothfeld discuss live. They look at some of the data, and then dive into the Aussie Dollar and the British Pound for potential trade setups.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Old & New Money with Reginald Ringgold

Merlin welcomes veteran trader, Reginald Ringgold to the show to answer some listener questions on the Aussie Dollar. Later, Reginald offers his opinion on the emergence of cryptocurrency and blockchains as trading instruments.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mid-Year Market Performance

Merlin and John take a look at the mid-year market performance by analyzing heatmaps and market cap data. Should these be used as buying opportunities? Later the look at Cryptocurrencies and their potential impact on the markets, and Merlin makes a longshot wager with John!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Mastermind Master with Joann Farley

One of the unsung heroes of Online Trading Academy is Joann Farley! Every day she is helping traders find their way in the Mastermind and XLT learning environments. Joann shares her thoughts on several asset class including the Yen, Natural Gas, and the Dow.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Following Rules with Ed Ponsi

Many traders discover all too soon that their biggest losses come from having a poor plan/strategy, or not following one if they do! Master trader, Ed Ponsi joins Merlin to answer several listener questions about current market setups. The common theme for the setups, is Follow The Plan! Ed and Merlin also offer their insights on Algo’s and black box trading systems.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mastering Multiple Markets with Sam Seiden

At the Thrive event in Las Vegas, Sam Seiden demonstrated his excellent trading abilities by trading a variety of asset classes, as well as sharing trades sheets from various accounts. Sam and Merlin discuss why it’s important to focus on the basics, disregard the news and be ready to embrace trading opportunities when they arise, in any asset class!

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