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

“CBOE Sets 8 October for VIX Weekly Options” – Cian Burke, FOW

“CBOE Set to List VIX ‘Weeklys’ Options Beginning October 8” – John D’Antona, Traders Magazine

“The Rise of Weekly Options” – Active Trading Blog, Lightspeed Trading

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

“Why the VIX is the Most-Important Index You Never Look at” – Nilus Mattive, Uncommon Wisdom Daily

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)