Power Trading Radio - A Trader's Perspective on Investing in Stocks, Futures, Forex, Options Podcast
Power Trading Radio is a daily progressive trader focused program, hosted by long time trader Merlin Rothfeld, who offers expert analysis of the market from a trader’s perspective.  Fueled by Online Trading Academy, the show is designed to take average investors and give them the skills that they need for real success.  The show covers issues relating to Stocks, Forex, Futures, Options, Wealth Management, Retirement Planning, IRA’s and more.  http://www.powertradingradio.com

With nearly every university teaching the Keynesian approach to the markets, it has Merlin and John wondering if any manor university is teaching the Austrian approach! Dr. Randall Holcombe of Florida State University joins the show to talk about his new book, Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics, which he is using in his classes. Dr. Holcombe talks  about the significant differentiators between Keynesian and Austrian economics.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_092314.mp3
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Intrigued by the electronic evolution of the stock exchanges, Scot Stoked immersed himself in trading back in the mid 90’s. He learned the hard way that the markets are unforgiving to those who don’t understand how they work! He went to teach trading and this improved his trading, and ultimately allowing him to trade for a living. Scot talks about some his major learning obstacles as well as some trade analysis he performed in his class today.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_092214.mp3
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Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, Yaron Brook joins John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld for a look at Objectivism and how its principles allow everyone to have the happiest and successful life possible. The trio take a look at what the major obstacles are to happiness in the world, and how big government and education have been at the forefront of the problem.

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Taking a week off from teaching to focus on his trading, master trader Steve Bobbitt, joins Merlin for a look at the global picture and its market impacts. This show takes a look at the impacts of Scotland becoming its own country, Wars and conflict, Oil and crude prices and the Euro and its steep drop. Merlin and Steve analyze many charts and offer opinions on listener trade questions.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091814.mp3
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On past shows, Master trader Don Dawson has give many examples of how commodity trends give us insights to global trends and help us anticipate market moves. On today’s show, Don takes a look at how upcoming interest rate increases can be anticipated by looking at specific futures contracts. This allows him to pinpoint, with a high probability when the fed will begin raising rates. The duo also take a look at the grain markets and talk about production bottoms which may be key in determining buy points for commodities like, corn, soybeans, wheat etc.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091714.mp3
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A former Broker at FXCM, David Warner is now teaching Forex classes for Online Trading Academy. Coming from a traditional investment background, David shares some of the major things he has learned over the years with Power Trading Radio listeners. Later Merlin and David take a look at a couple currency pairs for potential trading opportunities and suggestions on how to trade economic data releases.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091614.mp3
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With 38 years of trading experience under his belt, former CBOE trader Marty Dim joins Merlin for a look at an often overlooked tactic to protect traders. We have insurance for almost everything else we don’t want to lose, yet most traders do NOT protect their investments. Marty quantifies how much it might cost to protect your portfolios if the markets do have a pull back, and how it might look on a chart. TJ the ChartMaster brings up several images to represent the levels.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091514.mp3
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The trio of Dr. Mark Thornton, John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld take a look at the 7 Mega-Trends facing our economy and what it means looking forward. It all revolves around education and how to plan for the future using the current trend information. Dr. Thornton also talks about some great classes available at Mises.org which will further improve your understanding of how this giant economic machine functions.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091214.mp3
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Currently in Irvine California, teaching a ProActive Investor class at Online Trading Academy, Darek Zelek joins Merlin for a look at the current long term picture. Darek feels bullish, but also warns that investors must take steps to prepare themselves should a major market correction hit. This entails portfolio rebalancing, asset allocation and more selective diversification models to reduce risk exposure in volatile times.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32 PM

Markets rallied, recovering most of the losses from Tuesday’s trading session. This keeps the indexes in a fairly tight range, but not everything is trapped! Craig Weil joins Merlin for a look at some wildly volatile commodities which listeners have been asking about. The duo talks about trading these, and the trap of following CNBC advice.

Direct download: PTR_Podcast_091014.mp3
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