The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/19/2015

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.

VIX Trading Going Global
The interconnectedness of today’s global markets is underscored by the impact that macroeconomic incidents in one corner of the world have on another.  Volatility doesn’t sleep, and now, neither does trading VIX (and SPX) options.

“CBOE Extends VIX and SPX Options Trading Hours as Global Growth in VIX Continues to Build” – Hedgeweek
http://bit.ly/1BspI6c

“Record Volume Today in ETH Session for VIX Options” – Matt Moran, CBOE Options Hub
http://bit.ly/1LjGWpz

VIX Options, Get’em While They’re Hot
As speculation regarding when the Fed will raise interest rates hovers over the market and the Greece default saga drags on, VIX call options have been in demand as traders brace for a potential rise in volatility in the months ahead.

“Is ‘Sharp’ Money Chasing VIX Paper?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/1LjFhQZ

“You Can’t Keep the Panic Out of Stocks Forever, VIX Traders Say” – Callie Bost, Bloomberg
http://bloom.bg/1ChmEoz

“VIX Investors Feeling Fatigue Following Fed Meeting” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives
http://bit.ly/1I2aFBy

“Will Fed Show Its Hand, Stir Stocks From Stagnant June?” – JJ Kinahan, Forbes
http://onforb.es/1fmldA4

“In The VIX Complex, It’s Always Groundhog Day” – Todd Salamone, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/1QGeYYX

Are You Keeping Tabs on the TYVIX Index — the Interest Rate VIX? 
The recent volatility in the bond market has been reflected in the CBOE/CBOT 10-year Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX).

“Bond Trading Makes Quiet Comeback” – John Carney, Wall Street Journal
http://on.wsj.com/1MS7A6e

Additional information on TYVIX Index: www.cboe.com/TYVIX

Technological Wheels Keep Turning With CBOE Vector
CBOE’s ability to collaborate, create and connect with the marketplace has created a unique culture of innovation, not only in product development, but also in trading technology.  Last month, Vector — CBOE’s next generation of trading technology — was unveiled for the first time.

“CBOE Sets Sights on Vector” – Market Voice
http://bit.ly/1N9GlVy

CBOE and LiveVol Recap
Earlier this month, CBOE announced the acquisition of Livevol, a technological leader in market data services and the trading analytics.   The deal will enable CBOE leverage the synergies between the two companies by customizing Livevol data and analytics to provide customers with greater insight to CBOE’s proprietary index products, including CBOE’s S&P, Russell, MSCI and VIX products.

“CBOE to Acquire Livevol’s Trading Analytics Platforms” – Wall Street Letter
http://bit.ly/1I1XQak