The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/6/2015

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.

RMC Highlights
The 31st annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) will be wrapping up later today in Carlsbad, California.  Nearly 350 financial professionals have gathered at RMC to discuss the latest products and strategies for managing risk exposure, enhancing yields and lowering portfolio volatility. Watch for details on the upcoming RMCs in Europe and Asia later this year.

For video and social media highlights from RMC, including our blogs on RMC sessions, visit

“2015 Risk Management Conference: CBOE President and COO Edward Provost on New Initiatives” – CBOE Options Hub Blog

“CBOE RMC: Buysiders Report Option Liquidity Slide” – Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives

You’re Not Dreaming. You Can Trade VIX and SPX Options Overnight.
On Monday, CBOE launched extended trading hours for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options.  This Monday, March 9, extended trading hours for SPX options will commence.  The new sessions for both run from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.

“CBOE to Expand VIX Options Trading Hours from Monday” – Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Reuters

“Extended Trading Hours” – Eric Frait, CBOE Vice President – Business Analysis, CBOE TV

VIX- Serenity Now
March brought a tranquil relief to the markets with stocks moving higher, the VIX Index has hovered around 14, only spiking over 15 with today’s triple digit selloff.  Will the VIX stay calm for long?

“Traders Brace for End of Quiet After VIX’s Biggest Drop: Options” – Callie Bost, Bloomberg

March: Lamb, Lion, Bear or Bull – JJ Kinahan, Forbes

“VIX ETP Traders Anticipate More Volatility Ahead” – Max Chen, ETF Trends

“Use the Volatility Index to Buy Insurance for Your Portfolio” – Mark Sebastian, TheStreet

Connecting Customers to Global Markets
The recent announcements of two new licensing agreements with major global index providers will enable CBOE to significantly expand its product line across asset classes and regions, creating new trading opportunities for its customers.

“CBOE to list, create novel options on Russell, FTSE indices” – Gabriel Suprise, Global Capital

“CBOE Scopes Weekly VIX Options, FTSE VIX” – Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives