The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/7/2015

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: A Better Hedge?
After CBOE first introduced Weeklys options in 2005, their popularity as an event-driven, short-term hedge has grown steadily.  Investors now have the ability to trade Weeklys on VIX futures and, beginning in October, Weeklys on VIX options.

“The Case for Shorter Expirations” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/1K5dBtQ

“CBOE Sets 8 October for VIX Weekly Options” – Cian Burke, FOW
http://bit.ly/1Dt9Hht

“CBOE Set to List VIX ‘Weeklys’ Options Beginning October 8” – John D’Antona, Traders Magazine
http://bit.ly/1JO5eqB

“The Rise of Weekly Options” – Active Trading Blog, Lightspeed Trading
http://bit.ly/1Mf03C5

VIX FIX
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) started the week under the 12 level, but has since climbed, hovering in the mid-14 range at press time.  Will volatility continue throughout the summer or cool as fall begins?

“Stock Volatility Cools Just in Time for Next Wild Card – Jobs Data” – JJ Kinahan, Forbes
http://onforb.es/1M7LIpq

“Why the VIX is the Most-Important Index You Never Look at” – Nilus Mattive, Uncommon Wisdom Daily
http://bit.ly/1UqdRLo

VIDEO: Volatility 411 — “Pop in VVIX This Week and a Look Ahead at Next Week’s Events that May Impact Volatility” — Dan Deming, KKM Financial (8/7/15)
http://www.cboe.com/tradtool/webcast.aspx?channelId=dd1a93e2d343438da9ac79c1073bf80e&channelListId=87ce30f5be214b01be55fc231a256371&mediaId=20a4857fb0a943508950b2ed11bc478d