The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/29/2016

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.

CBOE Welcomes NSE
This week, CBOE was pleased to host a delegation of executives, senior managers and council members from the Nigerian Stock Exchange. NSE is the third largest stock exchange in Africa, based on market capitalization.

Nigerian Stock Exchange (640x360)The delegation from NSE came to learn about exchange management and operations. The group also participated in classes offered by CBOE’s Options Institute.

In the photo, NSE CEO Oscar Onyema and Chairman Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede present a portrait of their exchange to CBOE CEO Ed Tilly and Chairman Bill Brodsky. The NSE portrait will be prominently displayed in CBOE’s gallery of artwork of exchanges around the world.

The Godfather
An interview with Dr. Robert Whaley, the professor who worked with CBOE to create the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX).

“Exploring Volatility with the Inventor of the VIX” – Mike Patton, Think Advisor

VIX FIX: Volatility…YAWN
The Bull Market has lost a bit of its momentum and major indexes are sending mixed signals to investors. The Dow is set to pare weekly losses, while the S&P 500 Index reached a new intra-day high of 2,177.13 today. Investor sentiment, however, remains subdued as reflected by the 12 level of the CBOE Volatility Index — well below its historical average. The panic over Brexit seems like a distant memory.

“VIX Notes Flash Another Bullish Stock Signal as Traders Pile in” – Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg

“The VIX is Low, But It’s too Low to Signal a Major Market Top” – Simon Maierhofer, Market Watch

“Volatility Update: Looking Ahead with the VIX Curve” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

“BlackRock: Markets Missing Potential Volatility” – Christopher Robbins, Financial Advisor

“The Election Should be a High Volatility Event – But Isn’t” – Jared Dillian, Forbes

“August VIX Futures Look Pricey Versus Index: FactorWave’s Sinclair” – Elinor Comlay, EQ Derivatives

It’s Quiet at the VIX…Too Quiet?” – Seeking Alpha

“The ‘Fear Ratio’ Signaling a Short-Term Risk to Stocks” – Schaeffer’s Research