The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/14/2015

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 Weeklys All The Buzz
After the launch of VIX weekly futures contracts in July, investors won’t have long to wait until VIX Weeklys options are launched on October 8.  These contracts offer market participants a more precise hedging tool around event-driven trading.

“CBOE to Launch Weekly VIX Options in October” – Steven Sears, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/1L8l0OV

Livevol
CBOE has acquired the Livevol data and analytics platforms.  As a result of the acquisition, CBOE will have the ability to expand its scope of market data services to include Livevol’s innovative platforms and robust trading analytics.  For instance, Livevol’s platforms would be tailored to provide more detailed trading analytics on CBOE’s proprietary index products, including options on the CBOE Volatility Indexâ (VIXâ Index), S&P 500 Index (SPX), Russell 2000 Index (RUT) and MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF).

“CBOE Holdings Acquires Livevol” – Hedgeweek
http://bit.ly/1J26L7C

VIX FIX
The devaluation of the Chinese Yuan roiled markets this week sending stocks into a nose dive.  This has caused investors to build hedges, seeking protection using VIX futures and options. Is this a glimpse of what’s to come?

“A Tale Of Two VIX Signals”- Chris Dieterich, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/1EoZRrM

“The Stock Market Is Getting Ready to Plummet, but Volatility Will Soar” – Ken Goldberg, The Street
http://bit.ly/1N5A4gy

“CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Options Skew Soars Amid Worry, Frustration – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/1TxpnSH

“How Much VXX is Enough? – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/1Mm4vNY

“VIX-ing the Market” – Evan Lucas, IG
http://bit.ly/1LcqRTf

VIDEO
“Big Bets On Volatility” – Brian Stutland, CNBC
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000405487&play=1