The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/05/2015

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 and LiveVol: Technological Leaders Unite
Earlier this week, CBOE announced the acquisition of Livevol, a technological leader in market data services and the trading analytics space.   The synergies between the two entities will provide customers with greater access to data analytics supporting products such as the VIX and SPX.   The pairing of CBOE and LiveVol enables the CBOE to increase its presence in the market data which could lead to further expansion of data services in the future.

“CBOE Acquires Livevol to Expand Analytics Services”– Renee Caruthers, Fierce Finance lT

“CBOE Buys Livevol to Boost Volatility Analytics” – Max Bowie, Inside Market Data

“CBOE Holdings (CBOE) to Acquire Certain Livevol Assets” –

TYVIX – The Interest Rate VIX
With bond yields slowly climbing higher and the market expecting future interest rate hikes, volatility has become more muted recently.  Jon Najarian looks at the CBOE/CBOE 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) to track recent volatility spikes in the bond market.

VIDEO: “Bond Market Moves” – Jon Najarian, CNBC

Volatility Revs Its Engines
Markets experienced a little more turbulence this week with triple digit swings on more than one occasion.   2015 has not been typically very volatile, but traders are flocking to VIX products. Is this signaling that the lull may be about to change?

“Traders Flock to Volatility ETFs” – Todd Shriber, ETF Trends

“Investors Piling into Volatility Funds Bet on More Anxiety Ahead” – Ashley Lau, Reuters

“Is Suppressed Market Volatility Ready To Move Higher” – Paban Raj Pandey