Scott Bauer is the CEO of Prosper Trading Academy and a frequently featured coach on TD Ameritrade with 25 plus years of professional equity and index options experience at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and as a former Vice President/trader for Goldman Sachs. He is also a respected market commentator often seen on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, and other major financial networks. Scott graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois Business School and has taught classes both at his alma mater and at the CBOE.
With over 25 years of professional trading experience, Scott’s career spans every aspect of the trading world including trading a variety of equity and index options. He began as a clerk on the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1991. In 1997, Scott was the only market maker on the CBOE to trade Amazon.com options. He has also traded and made markets in such notable names as Coca Cola, Bank America, U.S. Robotics, American International Group, Rambus, and Delta Airlines. Most recently, Scott traded S&P 500 options at the CBOE and was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. as Vice-President/Equities Division.