The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/05/2014

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

More Interest In Volatility
CBOE continues its legacy of innovation with its latest addition to their volatility suite.  On November 13th, the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index will begin trading under the symbol VXTYN.

“CBOE CEO Edward Tilly on Growing the Volatility Space” – CBOE Options Hub

“CBOE Plans Trading on Government-Debt Volatility Index” – Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ

A New Reflection 
The use of “weeklys” in the options market has continuously grown since their introduction, representing almost 33% of volume in the SPX.  This is why “weeklys” will now be included in calculations for the VIX capturing a better snapshot of expected volatility.

“CBOE Adds Weekly Options To The VIX Mix” – Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ

Your Daily Fix of VIX
This is for all the Vixoholics.

“Stocks in Summer Slumber as VIX Tumbles Most Since 2012” – Callie Bost, Bloomberg

“Does Back To School Mean Back To Volatility?”- JJ Kinahan, Forbes

Band of Brothers
In the past there have been instances in which erroneous trades have roiled markets caused by fat fingers or software malfunctions.  For that reason, all 12 U.S. options exchanges have banded together to create rules that will protect investors when unintended trades take place.

“U.S. options exchanges craft rules to fend off turmoil” – John McCrank, Reuters

“Options Exchanges Unite for Erroneous Trade Rules” – John D’Antona Jr., Traders Magazine