The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/25/2014

The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets.

That’s Billion With a “B”

Amidst last week’s record trading volumes and extreme market volatility, an estimated $90 billion worth of CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options and futures contracts were traded.

“In Market Storm, A Rush to Trade Volatility Itself” – Michael Santoli, Yahoo Finance

“October is Living Up to its Reputation”

October is typically the most volatile month of the year. This year, the numbers tell us it’s been even more volatile than usual.

“So Where Does This October Rank in Terms of Volatility?” – Ryan Detrick, Yahoo Finance Contributor, Tumblr Blog

“Clarity is Now the World’s Most Elusive Asset”

After last week’s wild ride, where do we go next? Investors aren’t so sure. As Steven M. Sears writes, “clarity is now the world’s most elusive asset.”

“Mr. Market’s Awful Sense of Timing” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

“The Panic has Subsided”

This week’s advances in the S&P 500 caused a sharp decline in the CBOE Volatility Index. In fact, the VIX Index fell more than 10 percent each day for three consecutive days — the first time that’s ever happened — and has dropped more than 30% the last five days.

“Panic Defused in Stocks with Sharpest VIX Drop Since 2009” – Callie Bost and Eric Lam, Bloomberg News

“Remembering the Great VIX Panic of Fall 2014” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research blog


Trader James Ramelli of Option Hacker discusses this week’s unprecedented moves in the CBOE Volatility Index — “On The Markets,” Bloomberg TV


Jamie Tyrrell of Group 1 Trading discusses this week’s drop in the CBOE Volatility Index, October settlement and implied volatility levels on November VIX series – “Volatility Sonar Report,”

CBOE RMC Europe Report

If you were unable to attend the CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe in September, EQ Derivatives has you covered with their special report from Ireland. Make plans to join us for the next CBOE RMC, which will be held March 4 to 6, 2015, at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California.

“CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe Report” – EQ Derivatives