The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/28/2015

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: Word on the Street
Markets have experienced a tumultuous week, to say the least.  Triple digit swings in the Dow and S&P caused the CBOE Volatility Indexâ (VIXâ Index) to catapult above 50 – a level not seen seven years – on Monday, before retreating to the mid-20s today.  Is this new volatility the new norm?

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“Chartist to Cramer: VIX has Crucial Red Flags” – Abigail Stevenson, CNBC

“Get Used to it! Volatility is Here to Stay after China” – Wallace Witkowski, Market Watch

“VIX Futures Jump to Highest Level in Over 3 Years” – Tomi Kilgore, Market Watch

“Selling Volatility in an Era of Low Returns” – Michael Mackenzie, Financial Times

“Stock Bounce Rewriting the Books, Too — VIX Readings Matter” JJ Kinahan, Forbes

“What Created The Perfect VVIX Storm?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“What Does the Rapid Rise of the VIX Mean for Markets?” — Jim Strugger, MKM Holdings, Bloomberg – August 24, 2015

“Volatility on track for biggest month ever” – Jon Najarian, FMHR Trader, CNBC – August 24, 2015

“Options Action: VIX closes at 4-year high” – Brian Stutland, Equity Armor Investments, CNBC – August 24, 2015

CBOE, in collaboration with Eurekahedge, has launched 4 new benchmark indexes designed to track the performance of hedge funds using volatility-based investment strategies.  For more information on these indexes, visit

“CBOE Launches New Hedge Fund Benchmarks with Eurekahedge” – John D’Antona, Traders Magazine

“Amid Market Volatiity, Goldman Observes Performance Traits of Volatility Indexes” – Mark Melin, Value Walk