The Weekly Options News Roundup

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.

Long Live Volatility

Traders are hopping on the VIX roller coaster, taking advantage of the recent volatility in the market. But is volatility here to stay?

“VIX to Investors: Fade the Decline,” Steve Sears, Barron’s

“Options Premium Sellers Make Hay While Volatility Rules,” Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Reuters

“Will This Volatility Pop Outlast the Financial Crisis?,” Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Expect more volatility. But don’t let it freak you out,” Gigi Douban, Marketplace

“Making Sense of Market Volatility: It’s All About the VIX,” Randy Warren, Forbes

“Odd Price Disparity in VIX Hedges Due to Expected Volatility,” Mark Melin, Value Walk


August Volume Highs

Trading records set during August at CBOE Holdings included single-day volume highs for CBOE, C2, total index options and SPX options, and monthly ADV highs for VIX options and SPX options. At CFE, August was the second busiest month of all time.

“CBOE Reports August 2015 Volumes, Options Business Outperforms,” Jeff Patterson, Finance Magnates

“CBOE Futures Exchange Reports Jump in August 2015 Trading Volume,” Hedgeweek