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.
CBOE in collaboration with Eurekahedge has launched 4 new benchmark indexes measuring the performance of volatility-based investment strategies. For more information on these indexes visit www.cboe.com/eurekahedge
“CBOE adds hedge fund volatility benchmarks” – Alice Attwood, FOW
“CBOE Launches New Hedge Fund Benchmarks with Eurekahedge” – John D’Antona, Traders Magazine
“CBOE teams up with Eurekahedge to launch hedge Fund benchmarks – Maria Nikolova, Leap Rate
“Eurekahedge and CBOE Launch Four Benchmark Indices Tracking Volatility-Based Investment Strategies” – Value Walk
“CBOE Launches Hedge Fund Benchmarks With Eurekahedge” – headoftrading
Things Just Got Volatile
Worries surrounding China sent stocks in a tail spin this week causing the VIX to experience its biggest weekly jump ever. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 declined by more than 3% this week, leaving investors wondering if this the end of the bull market.
“Bulls Against Wall as Seven-Month S&P 500 Trading Range Caves” – Joseph Ciolli and Callie Bost, Bloomberg
“Don’t Sleep on the CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) Just Yet” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
“Just When You thought It Was Safe, China Strikes Again” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
“Trading Post: What To Read From Volatility Gauges” – Jamie Chisholm, Financial Times
Strategic Moves With VIX
With markets in a free fall, VIX is increasingly being used as a hedge in the protection of portfolios, causing VIX options volume to top 820,000 contracts each day this week through Thursday.
“Jared Woodard’s Option Strategy For CBOE VIX” – Ritesh Anan, Benzinga
“The 3 Best ETFs to Tackle Market Volatility” – Kent Thune, InvestorPlace