The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/29/2016

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.

CBOE Vector Revs Its Engines

Preparations continue for the roll out of CBOE’s next generation trade engine technology – CBOE Vector – which is expected to go live at the CBOE Futures Exchange in the third quarter of 2016.

“CBOE Gears Up for Crucial Tech Project” – Luke Jeffs, FOW

“CBOE to Start Tech Upgrade in Q3 – COO” — Luke Jeffs, FOW

New CBOE Study

On Wednesday, a new study on weekly and monthly S&P 500 PutWrite Indexes, written by Oleg Bondarenko, a professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and sponsored by CBOE,  was released.  The study examines the performance of the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT) and the CBOE S&P 500 One-Week PutWrite Index (WPUT) against traditional benchmark stock and bond indexes.

“New CBOE Study Examines Weekly and Monthly S&P 500 PutWrite Indexes” — Hedgeweek

VIX FIX: Don’t Call It a Comeback

The markets were given a reprieve this week, rebounding from correction territory.   After a volatile month,  stocks are ending January on the upswing as the Dow topped 300 today.  The VIX Index, meanwhile, was hovering around the 20 level.  Has market volatility dissipated or is it just catching its breath?

“VIX Outside of ‘Red Zone’ Indicates No Recession, Goldman Says” – Roxana Zega, Bloomberg

“Stock Bullishness is Seen in VIX Trading” – John Kimelman, Barron’s

“This Options Strategy Cushions the Blow of Freefalling S&P 500” – Cecile Vannucci, Bloomberg