The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/8/2016

The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX Index and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets.

More Tools for “Target Outcome Investing”

CBOE announced this week that it has created a series of 13 “enhanced growth indexes,” the second in a family of options-based strategy performance benchmarks designed to target the outcomes of specific investment strategies. These benchmarks measure the performance of a hypothetical portfolio employing S&P 500 Index (SPX) FLEX options.   To learn more, see the press release or visit    

“CBOE Unveils Enhanced Growth Indexes with 13 New Series Tied to SPX Options” – Steven Hatzakis, Finance Magnates

Wednesday is the New Friday

The listing of Wednesday-expiring Weeklys options on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) by CBOE in February has been a big hit with investors.  SPX Wednesday Weeklys options arm investors with greater trading precision and even more opportunities and flexibility  when trading the S&P 500.

“Industry Spotlight: Wednesday Expirations Anyone?” – The Ticker Tape

VIX FIX: Where Does VIX Go Now?

The dust has settled from the Brexit market implosion.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) fell 42 percent last week, its biggest one-week drop ever, and remained muted this week.  As markets staged a small comeback, the VIX Index was fairly quiet, hovering around 15, before dipping to 13.63 mid-day Friday.  Has the market regained its footing, or was Brexit merely the first shoe to drop?

“VIX, The Market’s Fear Gauge, Plunges in Historic One-Week Move” – Alex Rosenberg, CNBC

“Brexit? What Brexit?” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s

“After the Biggest Weekly VIX Drop Ever, What Now?” – Todd Salamone, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Where Will Stocks Go After the VIX Implosion?” – Alex Eppstein, Schaeffer’s Investment Research