The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/24/2015

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.

New Products at CBOE
Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM) and the MSCI EAFE Index (EAFE) made their trading debut on CBOE this week.  Andy Lowenthal, Vice President of Business Development at CBOE, discusses these products, and other initiatives, with CT Financial News.

“Interview: CBOE Exec Talks Product Strategy”– Diane Alter, CT Financial News

Markets will always experience periods of both calm and not so calm.  Knowing how the VIX Index works can provide protection for investors during times of either.

“Under the Hood: Understanding Volatility and the VIX, Pt. 1 – Mike Patton, Think Advisor

Volatility: Friend, Not Foe
VIX products can be effective hedging tools – whether you’re looking to take the fear out of trading in volatile markets, or taking advantage of quiet periods to position for future vol.

“How the VIX Can Make Fear Your Friend in a Volatile Market” – Alexandra Cain, AFR Weekend

“Taking Advantage of Low Summer Volatility” – Jamie Chisholm, Financial Times

“Where Does VIX Stand After Friday’s Spike?” –  Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research