The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/6/2016

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.

London Calling
As a result of inroads made by CBOE’s business development team throughout Europe, CBOE downloadplans to open an office in London this July.     This will be the first international business development base the exchange has established outside the U.S., paving the way for an increased global footprint.

“CBOE to Open International Office in London” – Luke Jeffs, FOW

VIX FIX – Roller Coaster of Love?   
While the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was range bound between 14.49 and 16.79 for the week, it was a roller coaster ride for investors with the VIX Index rising and falling daily. With the expectation of a future rate hike and weakness in global growth, it doesn’t appear that this ride is over just yet.

“Some Options Traders are Betting Big on “Sell in May” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

“Volatility Update: April Showers on Wall Street” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

“VIX Can Be Deceiving as Steep Curve Shows Uncertainty: Analysis” – Tanvir Sandhu, Bloomberg Markets

“Weekly: VIX ETF Investors Tested, Pensions Eye Liquid Alts” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives

“Why You Shouldn’t Get Complacent as Volatility Falls” – Martin Pelletier, Financial Post

“The VIX Volatility Index is Low, But I’m Still Worried About Volatility” – Marc Gerstein, Forbes