The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/1/2015

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.

Weeklys – The Short-Term Play
Weeklys options, which allow investors to fine-tune the timing of their hedging and trading activities, continue to grow in popularity.  Earlier today, CBOE Holdings announced it will launch VIX Weeklys futures and options in the coming months, pending regulatory review and approval.

“Big Traders Love Short-Term Options” – Steven Sears, Barron’s

VIX Weeklys Microsite:

Your VIX “FIX”
The VIX Index is currently at its lowest point in months hovering around the 13 level.  VIX products are not only hedging tools for volatile markets, but can be used to capitalize on low volatility as well.

“VIX-Giving In April” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“What the VIX is Really Saying About the Stock Market” – Ron Insana, CNBC

“Retail VIX Positioning Opens Risk Premia Strategies” – EQ Derivatives

CBOE RMC Roundup
EQ Derivatives recaps the recently concluded 31st annual CBOE Risk Management Conference in Carlsbad, California with an RMC Roundup in their Spring Edition Magazine. — EQ Derivatives Magazine

To watch CBOE TV interviews with presenters from RMC, go to