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, online and social media outlets.

Vector: CBOE’s New Trade Engine, is Coming Soon

CBOE continues preparations to unveil its next generation trade engine, CBOE Vector. The state of the art platform is being designed to provide greatly increased transaction speeds while handling constantly increasing message traffic and industry demand for additional functionality, such as risk controls. Vector is slated to roll out with futures at CFE in the third quarter of 2016, with options at CBOE and C2 to follow.

“CBOE to Roll Out Next Generation Trading Platform in Late Summer” — Renee Caruthers, Fierce Finance IT


Livevol: Enhancing Customers’ Trading Experience

Through its 2015 acquisition of Livevol, a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services for professional, retail traders, CBOE is enhancing its trade support services and educational offerings.

“CBOE Preps SPX, VIX, Livevol Integration for Investors to Back-Test Options Strategies” — Max Bowie, Waters Technology


VIX FIX: Nightmare on Wall Street Continues

It was a roller coaster ride for the VIX Index this week as the major indexes posted triple digit swings. The VIX touched 32 on Wednesday, and has since retreated down to 22.  Buckle up, we could be in for a bumpy ride.

“VIX Sends a Scary Signal: Market Rout Far From Over” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s


“Fear is Spiking, but No Bear Territory Yet” – Jacob Pramuk, CNBC


“The Last Time VIX Closed Above Oil, it was Time to Buy Stocks” – Eric Chemi, CNBC


“Treasuries Hedged Against Equities Keep VIX Becalmed” – Jamie Chisholm, Financial Times


“A Blasé VIX Says There Is More to This Selloff” – Mark Sebastian, The Street


“Should We Be More Worried?” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research


“Rising Stock Market Volatility: A Sign of the Times” – Ronald Delegge, Investor Place