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.

A New Tool for Trading Around Economic Reports

Options on futures can be an ideal method to maximize capital efficiency and minimize risk.  Key strategies include hedging, futures…

What Data Do Traders Use in a Pandemic?

More than five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is even more event-driven and tied to news than it…

Should We Maintain High Expectations for FAANG?

As Covid-19 continues to hinder the economy and business throughout the country, stock market sentiment has told a very different…

Can Anything Catch up to The Tech Sector?

As the market was bottoming in late March due to Covid-19, analysts and investors gave their predictions as to what…

Watch: Are Stocks Disconnected from the Economy?

The Nasdaq reached new record highs in early June. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in the United States sits at 13%…

What Can We Learn From Gold’s Relationship to Other Assets?

Gold typically does not trade in tandem with the stock market and often the two have a negative correlation.  Gold…

Will Copper Regain Pre-Coronavirus Levels?

Copper has replaced gold as one of the most popular industrial metals.  It is efficient when used as a conductor…

Why Small Caps Lag In This Economic Downturn

Since early 2019, the Russell 2000, the primary index for small cap stocks, has lagged mid and large cap benchmarks….

Are Safe Havens Always Safe?

During periods of panic and volatility, traders and investors look for lower risk “safe haven” trades.  Traditional safe haven assets…

A Global Pandemic Reflected in Economic Data

Like most prolonged crises, it is possible that we will not see the economic impact of coronavirus for a couple of months.

A Pullback, Correction Or Bear Market? How to Tell The Difference

Many investors have a difficult time distinguishing the differences, and there’s a psychological toll to watching the market drop day after day.

Could We See A Santa Claus Rally?

A Santa Claus rally describes a steady increase in the stock market that occurs in the last week of December…