The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/29/2016

  • 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 Livevol Aims to Be a “Data Amazon”

CBOE announced Thursday it has launched a new website, CBOE Livevol Data Shop, offering clients a full suite of uniquely customizable market data.  With the new Data Shop website, clients no longer have to purchase data or subscribe to data sets on a one-size-fits-all basis.

The new site is available at

“How CBOE Is Keeping Up with the Fintech Revolution” – Spencer Israel, Benzinga

“CBOE Launches New Livevol Data Portal” – Max Bowie, WatersTechnology

CBOE Hosts “Smart Money, Smart Women, Smart Options” Event

CBOE sponsored and hosted a women investors’ event on Tuesday in conjunction with Money Smart Week, a weeklong financial literacy initiative by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that concludes tomorrow, April 30. CBOE CEO Edward Tilly opened the session with introductory remarks, followed by an educational panel featuring the financial empowerment stories of leading women in the financial industry.

The event featured remarks from Carolyn Leonard, CEO and Co-Founder, DyMynd; Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; Dr. Monika Black, Chief Strategy Officer, DyMynd; Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior Vice President, Global Women’s Strategies, PAX World Management; Ilyce Glink, Founder and President, Think Glink, Inc.; Venita Fields, Partner, Pelham S2K Managers, LLC; and Nina Milovac, Director of Online Education, optionsXpress.


VIX: Taking a Long View

Goldman Sachs’ equity options experts this week published a research paper explaining how to gauge when to take a long position in the VIX, providing insights that fueled some discussion within the trading community.

“Goldman, Noting Anticipatory Aspect of VIX Futures, Outlines Performance Drivers” – Mark Melin, Value Walk