The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/9/2015

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.

2014: A Banner Year  
Options trading in 2014 reached a new all-new high as industry volume rose 4% in 2014 from 2013.

“Bull Market Hedging Was Boon for Exchange Volume in ’14: Options” – Sofia Horta e Costa and Inyoung Hwang, Bloomberg
http://bloom.bg/1BIRisY

CBOE Holdings Reports Record Trading Volume in 2014 – CBOE Press Release
http://bit.ly/1A0JUVC

Was Volatility Really “Low” in 2014?
On the surface, it might have seemed like a relatively quiet year for the VIX Index.  But was it?  Bill Luby of VIX and More takes a closer look.  You might be surprised.

“2014 Had Third Highest Number of 20% VIX Spikes” – Bill Luby, VIX and More
http://bit.ly/1tTidBz

VIX Leaps into the New Year
New year, new volatility?  The lull in volatility around the holidays has given way to concerns that we may be in for an increase in volatility in 2015.

“Days of Market Vertigo Giving VIX Calls Air of Prescience” – Callie Bost and Michelle F. Davis, Bloomberg
http://bloom.bg/1AB05OR

“How To Hedge Your Bets in 2015” – Stephen J. Solaka, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/1AQHYU2

“VIX Calls Look Wise as Market Starts Year Off Bumpy” – Bloomberg News
http://bit.ly/1AQZEyE