The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/27/2016

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 Expanding its Orbit with Eris

CBOE announced on Monday that it has made minority equity investment in Eris Exchange Holdings. Eris is a U.S.-based futures exchange group that offers swap futures as a capital-efficient alternative to over-the-counter swaps.  CBOE’s stake in Eris, much like its partnership in CurveGlobal, positions CBOE to tap into this space and help bring new capital efficiencies and exchange-traded products to the interest rate marketplace.

“CBOE Takes Stake in Rival Eris Exchange” – Philip Stafford, Financial Times

http://on.ft.com/1OXoE0H

“Eris: New Money, New Opportunities with CBOE Partnership” – Doug Ashburn, John Lothian News

http://bit.ly/1NNlNr9

“CBOE Takes Stake in Eris Exchange Holdings” – Julie Aelbrecht, FOW

http://bit.ly/25krpNX

“Eris and CBOE Team up for Derivatives Solutions” – Helen Bartholomew, International Financing Review

http://bit.ly/27SFV1y

“CBOE Makes Minority Investment in Eris Exchange, Announces Partnership” – Dan DeFrancesco, Waters Technology

http://bit.ly/1Ug3b28

“CBOE Takes Minority Stake in Eris, Aims at Product Develoment” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives

http://bit.ly/27Ud5ho

“CBOE Takes Equity Stake in Eris Exchange, Announces Product Collaboration” – Renee Caruthers, Fierce Finance IT

http://bit.ly/1sdf8ws

“CBOE Holdings Takes Equity Stake in Eris Exchange Holdings” – Options Insider

http://bit.ly/1OPQYNa

“CBOE Purchases Stake in Eris Exchange” – Joe Parsons, The Trade

http://bit.ly/1VitR4I

Data King

Last Wednesday, CBOE’s Tom Knorring, Vice President, Business Development, became the 31st inductee into the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame.  Throughout his nearly four-decade career at CBOE, Tom has played an instrumental role in the development, management and expansion of CBOE’s market data services.  We’d again like to say congratulations Tom.

“Hall of Fame: CBOE’s Tom Knorring, ‘The Mathematician’ – Melanie Wold, Waters Technology

http://bit.ly/1NNnRiC

 

VIX FIX – Janet Speaks

Stocks defied talks of a correction this week, extending gains that could be seen across several key market indicators.   The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) declined a bit each day this week,  resting near the 13 mark at the time of this writing, while the market continues its trek upward.  Speaking at Harvard University on Friday afternoon, Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested that a rate hike may be forthcoming in the months ahead, possibly as soon as June.  The VIX Index popped slightly after the news, before retreating again.  Could this pop be a signal for a volatile week ahead?

“More Turmoil Ahead? Rate Hikes Back On Table, Bringing Choppy Action” – JJ Kinahan, Forbes

http://onforb.es/1sasvgV

“Love Affair With American Low-Volatility ETFs Turning Torrid” – Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg

http://bloom.bg/1THeQXN

“Why the So-Called ‘Fear Index’ Could Stop the Fed” – Annie Pei, CNBC

http://cnb.cx/1TCTqca

“BlackRock Strategist Says VIX Should Rise to Low-to Mid -20s by Fall” – Reuters

http://reut.rs/1sRr1IU

“What Do the Charts Say About Sentiment? “ – Timothy Collins, Real Money

http://bit.ly/1WWbELP

“Volatility Update: Are Traders Bracing For Higher Volatility?” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

http://bit.ly/1Z2yvmt

“Wednesday Higher as VIX Continues to Look Lower” – Investing.com

http://bit.ly/1NQjSC8