The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/18/2015

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.

All Eyes on the Fed
It was all about the Fed this week – would they or won’t they?  Market participants kept close tabs on the CBOE Volatility Index this week as it drifted slightly lower heading into yesterday’s no hike announcement.

“VIX at 24 Leaves U.S. Stocks With No Road Map for Fed Tightening” – Lu Wang, Bloomberg

“Why is the VIX Dropping Going into the Fed Meeting? – Bob Pisani, CNBC

“Investors Pile into ‘Fear Index’ Futures Ahead of Fed Rate Decision” – Alice Rigby, Investment Week

“VIX Note Used to Ride Volatility Lower Shows Fear Ahead” – Ben Eisen, Bloomberg

No Change
The Fed left interest rates unchanged, so where is the VIX Index headed now?

“Volatility Seen Lingering No Matter What the Fed Does”– Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Reuters

“What Lies Ahead for the CBOE Volatility Index?”
Michael Purves, Chief Global Strategist, Weeden & Co.
Bloomberg Television September 14, 2015