The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/15/2014

Your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets.

CBOE is the New Tweet
Twitter has become an invaluable tool for investors seeking market insights and near real-time financial data.  The Wall Street Journal tabbed 50 financial Twitter feeds as “must follows” for investors, including @CBOE_Data.

“50 Financial Twitter Feeds You Must Follow” – Katie Martin, Wall Street Journal

VIX Vapo Rub
Although the VIX Index continues to remain below its historical average, The Options Institute’s Russell Rhoads assures us that the VIX is behaving just fine.  In fact, at these current levels, many top investors believe that the VIX can be the vapo rub that soothes your portfolio.

“A Historical Perspective on Current VIX Levels” – Russell Rhoads, CBOE Options Hub

“Exclusive: Russell Rhoads on Volatility, VIX Options” – Louis Bedigian, Benzinga

“Barron’s Market Week iPad Deco: Volatility has returned” – Barron’s

“Volatility 411” – Michael Palmer, CBOE TV

Go East, Young Man
Since their creation by CBOE forty one years ago, options have experienced spectacular growth here in the U.S. and around the world.  Now, options are headed to the Far East, as China prepares to open their first options markets, possibly as soon as this month.

“Chinese options could launch this month” – William Mitting, FOW