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.
Micro E-mini futures provide an earnings season alternative to headline stocks that can move the market.
New Micro E-mini contracts add precision for trading around non-farm payrolls and FOMC releases.
Contracts one-tenth the size of the E-mini could enable more futures traders to hedge an upbeat or disappointing earnings report.
As engines of job growth, small and mid-size companies like those found on the Russell 2000 can provide economic forecasting.
The flat to normal yield curve indicates a watershed moment for the U.S. economy.
With more than 3,000 metric tons mined in 2018, gold prices are still moved by supply. How much depends on several other factors.
The world's most popular equity market benchmark may continue to reflect the dovish stance from the Fed and U.S.-China trade tensions.
Four factors are moving the precious metal far more than China/U.S. tensions.
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