Audio Archives

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mastering Options & Answering Questions

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, February 16, 2018

The Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell

The Automotive industry has changed a lot over the years, and it’s just getting warmed up! John and Merlin take a look at the future of the industry and offer some insights in to where we may be headed. They also give some input into a listeners question about buying an ETF for the long haul.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Back to Back with Bob Dunn

Last week we saw some tremendous moves in the markets, and Veteran floor trader Bob Dunn was all over it! This week, we move from a big selloff, to a big rally! Bob shares his thoughts on wher he feels its headed and offers some insights on market setups on the Yen and S&P.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Juggling Volatility with Sam Seiden

Volatility may have dropped a little this week, but the plan remains the same with Sam Seiden! Sam joins Merlin to talk about some of the recent trades he has made and offer some insight into how he uses supply and demand to find high probability trade setups regardless of market volatility.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Capitalizing on Market Turmoil with Stephen Hanahoe

A couple months ago, trader Stephen Hanahoe wsa on the show talking about how the tax reform bill in the US may significantly impact the Irish economy. He went as far as to point out ways in which he had positioned his money to profit from it. In this episode of PTR, we revisit some of his calls on IYR and the British Pound.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Global Currencies with Rick Wright

The dollar finds a little footing and bounces as the equity market also stabilized. Master trader, Rick Wright , joins Merlin on set to talk about some of these market moves and the opportunity they present.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Weekend Edition with John O'Donnell

After a roller coaster of a trading week, Merlin welcomes John O’Donnell back to the show to talk about the current pulse of Fear and Greed ripping through just about every asset class. They also look at the unusual market situation of finding a safe haven for your $$$$ if the markets crash.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tax Time with Michael Atias

Tax Pro, Michael Atias joins Merlin on set to give a quick overview on the IRS’s rules on cryptocurrencies and their taxation. They also talk about how the new tax reform package will impact traders going forward!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Dead Cat Bounce with Louise Carr

Master trader, Louise Carr joins Merlin on set to share her insights on how the market rebound impacts the big picture. They look at core strategy and talk about trading styles used to approach different markets. The discussion turns as viewers on Facebook and Youtube send in a multitude of questions on correlation between several market segments.

Monday, February 5, 2018

War Stories from the Floor with Bob Dunn

Long time floor trader, Bob Dunn joins Merlin on set to talk about the massive market meltdown! The duo offer their insights into the drop and look at potential outcomes for tomorrow and forward. They also field a handful of listener questions in subjects ranging from Vix and volatility to trading styles and chart settings.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Yellen’s last Stand with Scott Greer

With her final FOMC meeting done and gone, its time to say goodbye to Janet Yellen. The feds statements today gave clues as to their intentions for 2018 and traders reacted accordingly. Scott Greer joins Merlin to break down his thoughts on the fed comments and offer some insights into currency pairs he has been trading.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mastering Commodities with Don Dawson

Fresh out of the classroom at Online Trading Academy, Master Trader, Don Dawson joins Merlin on set to talk about what he sees in the Commodity space. This content packed show covers such a huge amount of content, were shocked it fit in 40 minutes! The duo talk about corn, copper, orange juice, exchange rates, brazil, commitment of traders, commercial traders and much more!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mano-A-Mano with Merlin Rothfeld

Merlin Rothfeld spends the whole show going over listener questions, including: the process of finding trading opportunities, big bank manipulation, and chart analysis on ONCI, PYPL, WYNN and much more!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Weekend Edition

The biggest IPO in the history of the financial markets may happen later this year and many feel it is a game changer! John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at what the impacts of this IPO may be, and what you need to know about it. They also look at the impacts of President Trump’s 30% tariff on solar panel manufacturers.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Preparing for the Future with Sam Seiden

Online Trading Academy’s Master Trader, Sam Seiden, joins Merlin in studio to breakdown his current market perspectives. Sam discusses several trading strategies and highlights one in particular he has been using over the past few years to beat market returns. He also offers some insight into the continued dollar decline and what it means for us as Americans going forward.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Portfolio Update with Larry Jacobson

Larry Jacobson stops by the studio to share the recent performance of his stock portfolio over the last 3 weeks. He addresses the age old question of “when to sell” and offers some insights into his selection process. The duo also take turns answering a listener question regarding trading vs. working for a living.

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

Merlin welcomes the creator of the B.E.C.C. report, Scott McCormick to the show to shed some light on what the different market sectors are showing at the moment. The duo also take a look at the impacts of interest rates on our market and the prospects of daytrading for a living.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Weekend Edition

Merlin and John look at many of the hot topics of the day, including the Debt Ceiling crisis, Apple’s repatriation of offshore money, the new blockchain ETF’s and much more!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dealing with Main Stream Media with Michael Young

Long time floor trader, Michael Young joins Merlin to talk about how he view news agencies and their function in the markets. The duo also look at many listener questions, including General Electric chart, new Blockchain ETF’s, and the probability of markets.

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.

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