Scott Bauer


Bio

Scott Bauer graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Business School, Urbana Champaign, in 1988 with a B.S. in Finance. Bauer began floor trading in 1991 and formed BOTTA Capital Management in 1995. Scott traded equity options, S&P options at CME and was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. as Vice-President, Equities Division. He is currently CEO of Prosper Trading Academy and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg Financial and Fox Business as a guest commentator.

How Traders Can Prepare For A Fed Announcement

After Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other Federal Reserve officials recently suggested a path for easier monetary policy, rate-cut expectations…

Does An Inverted Yield Curve Always Mean Recession?

Since the last Federal Reserve rate hike in late 2018, treasury yields have been on a consistent slide towards their…

Why The Chinese Yuan Matters

On August 5, the Chinese yuan weakened below 7 per dollar for the first time in 11 years.  The last…

How Trade and Central Bank Policy Are Driving Gold Volatility

Why does the price of gold fluctuate and why has the precious metal seen so much volatility in recent months?…

Another Way to Approach Earnings Reports

Earnings season can offer a great trading opportunity as individual stocks and the broader market generally see an expansion in…

What’s in Store for Summer Gasoline Prices?

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, the summer driving season is officially here.  It is widely believed that gas…

Yes, Gold Is Still A Flight to Quality

Gold can play an important role in anyone’s portfolio from the individual investor to the largest financial institutions.  It can…

How Micro Futures Could Help Trade Around Earnings Season

Each quarter, earnings reports can be a make-or-break for many investors.  Upbeat reports and positive future guidance can push shares…

Micros: A New Way to Trade Futures Around Economic Reports

Trading in and around popular economic reports like non-farm payrolls, GDP and Federal Reserve announcements is a hallmark of day-to-day…

What the Russell 2000 Can Tell Us About the U.S. Economy

The Russell 2000 Index is the list of small and mid-size companies from the United States and includes stocks from…

What Is The Yield Curve Telling Us?

The yield curve is front and center in the news but what does it mean and how does it tell…

How Much Does Supply and Demand Influence Gold?

Gold is an enigma.  Certainly, gold has practical applications.  It conducts electricity, does not tarnish, can be drawn into wire…