Scott Bauer for CME Group

Scott Bauer graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Business School 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. 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.

 

Recent Articles By The Author

Micros: A New Way to Trade Futures Around Economic Reports

Micros: A New Way to Trade Futures Around Economic Reports

New Micro E-mini contracts add precision for trading around non-farm payrolls and FOMC releases.

How Micros Could Help Around Earnings Season

How Micros Could Help Around Earnings Season

Contracts one-tenth the size of the E-mini could enable more futures traders to hedge an upbeat or disappointing earnings report.

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

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

As engines of job growth, small and mid-size companies like those found on the Russell 2000 can provide economic forecasting.

What Is the Yield Curve Telling Us?

What Is the Yield Curve Telling Us?

The flat to normal yield curve indicates a watershed moment for the U.S. economy.

How Much Does Supply and Demand Influence Gold?

How Much Does Supply and Demand Influence Gold?

With more than 3,000 metric tons mined in 2018, gold prices are still moved by supply. How much depends on several other factors.

3 Factors That May Impact the S&P 500 in Q2

3 Factors That May Impact the S&P 500 in Q2

The world's most popular equity market benchmark may continue to reflect the dovish stance from the Fed and U.S.-China trade tensions.

Think the Trade War Is Influencing Gold? Think Again

Think the Trade War Is Influencing Gold? Think Again

Four factors are moving the precious metal far more than China/U.S. tensions.

3 Practices of a Successful Trader

3 Practices of a Successful Trader

Hint: You might have to skip your favorite Sunday night TV show.

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

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

The Saudis plan to invest billions in U.S. natural gas, which is seeing a surge in international interest.

Electric Vehicles and the Future of Oil

Electric Vehicles and the Future of Oil

Tesla, BP investments in China point to a big electric vehicle future there.