The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/19/2014

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

Applause, Applause
Global Capital magazine held its annual Global Derivatives Awards ceremony in London Thursday evening, handing out several financial industry awards.  CBOE is honored to be named “Equities Exchange of the Year,” as Global Capital cited CBOE’s impact on the global industry through product innovation and its continued development of the volatility space.

“CBOE Wins “Equities Exchange of the Year” Award” – CBOE press release

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CBOE Holdings, CME Group, Intercontinental Exchange, and Facebook –

VIX A-HA Moment
The market is still in a state of low volatility, and yes, VIX can still work well within a portfolio.  Insights into how to use the VIX in this market environment remain a hot topic.

“Fed Bringing Stock Turbulence to Traders as VIX Climbs”- Callie Bost and Jeff Kearns, Bloomberg

“Transfixed by the VIX: How the Popular Gauge Works” – Larry Shover, Fox Business

“Short Sellers Fleeing Inverse VIX Fund After 24% Rally” – Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg

“Why You Probably Don’t Need to Buy VIX Calls Right Now – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“There’s No Fear in the Markets: Time to Worry?” – Jenny Cosgrave,

VXTYN Fixed-Income Volatility Products Based on VIX
CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) plans to launch futures on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year Treasury Note Volatility Index (VXTYN) on November 13.

“A Hedge Against Rate Volatility” – John Hintze, Global Association of Risk Professionals magazine,

Slán go fóill, Dublin
CBOE was pleased to host another successful Risk Management Conference Europe earlier this month in Ireland.  See the “Ten Takeaways” from this year’s event and make plans to join us this March for the next CBOE RMC.  Yes, Dublin, we sure hope to see you later.

“Ten Takeaways from CBOE RMC Europe” – Russell Rhoads, CBOE Options