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.

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…

Three Factors That May Impact The S&P in Q2.

The S&P 500 index is one of the leading benchmarks of the overall market, to which all other investments are…

Think The Trade War is Influencing Gold? Think Again

After a rise of just about $100 since October, or almost 8 percent, the price of gold has flattened and…

Saudi Arabia Has Oil. Now It Wants U.S. Natural Gas

Saudi Arabia is an oil country. That is what they do.  They are dependent on the resources beneath their sovereign…

Electric Vehicles and The Future of Oil

Just two percent of all auto sales today are electric.  It is estimated that over 3.5 million electric cars are…

How Rate Changes Could Affect Consumers

The strong job market, low unemployment rate and rising wages are all good signs for the economy, but have posed…

Three Geopolitical Risks Traders Will Watch in 2019

Successful traders do not have a crystal ball.They identify and assess risk and then act accordingly. As 2018 ends and…

What Do We Mean By Risk-On and Risk-Off ?

Much of 2018 has experienced market sentiment flip flopping back and forth daily between “Risk On” and “Risk Off.” There…

The Market Never Rests: How One Equity Options Trader Spends His Day

I have been an equities trader for almost my entire adult life.  I spent time trading in the pits at…

North American Energy Markets Will Benefit From USMCA

After more than a year of intense negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement to update the…

The Next Oil Boom: Excitement About Alaskan Crude Builds

Once a major producer and cog of economic growth, Alaska now accounts for only a small fraction of total U.S….