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 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…

Three Factors to Watch for the S&P 500 Before Year End

The S&P 500 has been on a year-long trend up to record highs. The question that should be on investors’…

How Commodity Markets Affect Thanksgiving

More than 55 million travelers have made plans to travel 50 or more miles away from home this Thanksgiving.  According…

Why Gold is More Than A Safe Haven Asset

Gold, known as the safe haven asset, historically becomes more valuable during times of geopolitical turmoil. Approximately 20% of the…

 How A Recession Affects the Stock Market

What is a recession and how do equity markets respond to recession indicators? One common definition is two calendar quarters…

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…