The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/20/2015

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.

Chicago, The Center of the Index Options Universe
CBOE created the first index option in 1983, and more than three decades later, CBOE continues pioneer the index options space and be the leading marketplace for index options trading.

“Bye-Bye, Open Outcry. In Options, Human Touch Still Matters” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape
http://bit.ly/1vlQDO3

VIX Relaxes
The VIX Index dipped below 15 this week for first time this year and has dropped more than 30% over the past two weeks.

“Volatility in U.S. Stocks Simmers, but Heats Up Around the World” – Kristen Scholer, Wall Street Journal
http://on.wsj.com/1EdJBN5

“Stocks Still Winning With Greece In Limbo” – JJ Kinahan, Forbe
http://onforb.es/1Lm6Yp

Options Land in the East
After much anticipation, options began trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange this month, bringing a new asset class to investors in China and helping to further develop China’s evolving derivatives markets.

“Stock Options Arrival Signals New Asset Class for Shanghai” – Ee Chuan Ng, Bloomberg http://bit.ly/1AUhGSP
VIDEO

BNN – Wednesday, February 18
“It May Be A While Before Oil Volatility Settles Down” – CBOE’s Russell Rhoads
http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=554038