The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/26/2015

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.

CBOE Expanding Its Index Options Complex
On Thursday, CBOE signed a licensing agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group to develop and list options on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell Indices.  Under the agreement, CBOE will become the exclusive U.S. home for options on the FTSE and Russell indices.  The parties will also collaborate on product development and investor education.

“London Stock Exchange Group Today Welcomed Executives From CBOE Holdings, Inc.” – London Stock Exchange Group

“LSE Group & CBOE to Launch New Index Options” – Joe McGrath, The Trade

“CBOE and LSE Group to Develop New Index Options” – Automated Trader


“CBOE to List Russell, FTSE Options” – Robert McGlinchey, EQDerivatives

“CBOE Eyes New Markets with New LSE Deal” – Cian Burke, FOW

“In the Money” – CBOE TV, Tim Biggam of Trading Block discusses the CBOE-FTSE-Russell licensing agreement and what it will mean for traders

Is VIX Futures Contango Back? 
“Trading patterns on a key futures contract of CBOE Holdings are returning to normal after political and economic uncertainty deterred investors at the turn of the year.”

“CBOE Sees VIX Term Curve Return to Shape” – Philip Stafford, Financial Times

VIX Stays True
As the Dow creeps higher, the CBOE Volatility Index is touching its lowest levels of 2015.  Will the tranquility last?

“Bond ‘Fear Gauges’ Jump; Rates Rise in Focus” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s

“Are We In a Volatility Trough?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Finding Opportunities In A Low-Volatility Market” – Bloomberg

“Data Packed Week May Test These All-Time Highs” – JJ Kinahan, Forbes

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