The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/13/2016

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.

VIX FIX – Tepid Volatility

For weeks, market enthusiasts have braced themselves for a resurgence in volatility that has yet to materialize. The Dow Jones is ending the week slightly lower, while the CBOE Volatility Index continued to venture lower, dropping below the 14 level mid-week, before slightly rebounding later in the week.  Stocks and volatility both remain tepid, but for how long?

“Here’s Why the VIX has Been on the Retreat Lately” Michael Santoli, CNBC

“This Sleepy Stock Market is About to Get a Wake-Up Call” – Michael Sincere, MSN Money

“Volatility Update: How Low Can VIX Go? Historical and Implied Vol” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

“Critical Zones for the SPY and VIX This Week” – Todd Salamone, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Volatility Could Get Wild This Summer” – Kirk Spano, Seeking Alpha

“Bank of America Strategist Warns of Imminent ‘Vortex of Negative Headlines’ to Send U.S. Stocks Plummeting” – Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg

“Twisty Tuesday – Markets Gyrate Wildly While VIX Stays Low” – Phil Davis, Huffington Post

“Take the Long-Term View To Manage Volatility” – Tom Lee, Seeking Alpha

“Good ‘Out of Sync’ with VIX, Takes Lead from USD/JPY” – Ivan Delgado, FX Street