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.
Stock Market Less Volatile; Bonds, Not So Much
The overall market has seen little volatility over the past few months, but bonds have been on a turbulent ride. The CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) can help navigate the volatility in bonds, as explained by CBOE’s Research Director Catherine Shalen.
“Bond Market Volatility Looks Set to Increase” – Diane Alter, CT Financial News
Call Buying Calls For Lower Stocks
Investors are still unsure of which direction the market may take with a myriad of macro events still on the table. Using options as an indicator, the recent uptick in the buying of VIX calls may forecast a downturn ahead.
“The Many Signs of a Fearful Stock Market” – John Kimelman, Barron’s http://on.barrons.com/1LtT8Dq
“Trading The VIX: I Want Volatility With My Volatility ETF” – Wealth Management
“Is the Short VIX ETF Trade Running Out of Steam?” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s
Your VIX Fix
For most of the year, VIX has remained relatively unfazed by market movers like the threat of Greece’s default and prospects for an interest rate hike. Even now, it’s hovering around in the mid-13 levels. Has volatility taken a summer vacation or is it gearing up to make a splash?
“The Cheapest VIX Of The Year?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
“Market Volatility Set to Increase” – Urban Carmel, Investing.com
“By the Numbers: Go Long On Top of VIX Blahs?” – Adam Warner Schaeffer’s Investment Research