The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/9/2015

The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets.

VIX Weeklys Options Are Here – This Week
CBOE added VIX options to its suite of Weeklys contract offerings yesterday.  Volume on the first day was more than 4,300 contracts, while volume through mid-day today was already approaching an estimated 40,000 contracts.  VIX Weeklys options contracts will allow investors to trade more precisely around event-driven moves in the markets.

“Volatility 411” — Michael Palmer, Group One Trading, discusses the launch of VIX Weeklys options.  CBOE TV, 10/8/15

“VIX Weeklys Options Launched – In VIX Options Chain; More Precision and Responsiveness” – Matt Moran, CBOE Options Hub

“What You Need to Know About CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Weekly Options” – Elizabeth Harrow, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“VIX Index Weekly Forecast Updates Coming” – Peter F. Way, Seeking Alpha

CBOE  Livevol – A Synergetic Match
CBOE recently acquired the market data services and trading analytics platforms of Livevol, Inc, a move that provides greater access to a wider range of data and analytics supporting option and volatility trading for its customers.

“CBOE-Livevol: A SenaHill Case Study”– Markets Media

Markets breathed a sigh of relief this week after the Dow and S&P 500 rallied.  The VIX Index, on the other hand, has declined for eight consecutive days heading into today, the longest such streak since February 2014.  With the VIX Index now below the closely watched 20 mark, is this signaling an all-clear for volatile markets?

“VIX Index Reflects Confidence in Stocks” – Nicole Bullock, Financial Times

“S&P 500’s Latest Trip Toward 2,000 Comes With VIX in Retreat” – Joseph Ciolli and Oliver Renick, Bloomberg

“Two Kinds of Volatility ETFs – for Investors and Traders” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s

“VIX Below 20: All-Clear Signal, Or Intermediate Top?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“VIX Eases Most in 20 Months as Pressure Drops in Energy, Miners” – Joseph Ciolli and Lus Wang, Bloomberg

“August Accident Aside, Overbought VIX Trade Still Works” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research