The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/20/2015

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.

Gail Osten: A Life and Legacy
It is with deepest regret that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Gail Osten.  Gail was Director of Corporate Communications at CBOE the past seven years.  Her time at CBOE capped off a distinguished career in the exchange industry as described in the attached lead article in today’s John Lothian Newsletter.

“Think Positive: Gail Osten Leaves Fond Memories” – Jim Kharouf, John Lothian News

VIX FIX: Confidence or Complacency
The Fed held off on raising interest rates…. for now.  Investors, breathing a sigh of relief, caused the VIX Index to dip below 13.  Does this number in the VIX signal a market that is confident or complacent?

“VIX Stress Thermometer Registering Little of Stock Market Chill” – Oliver Renick, Bloomberg

“Is VIX Signaling Complacency – or Sell-Off Fatigue?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Traders Rush into VIX ETFs Ahead of FOMC Meeting” – Chris Dieterich

“Equity Traders Looking for Stock Liquidity Can Find It in the Options Market” – Gary Stone and John Gardner, Automated Trader