The Weekly Options News Roundup –8/5/2016

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.

Ready…Set…Ring
DecathlonOn Wednesday, CBOE hosted representatives from The Decathlon Organization and Rush University Medical Center for an opening bell-ringing ceremony commemorating the inaugural Chicago Decathlon.  This event unites amateur athletes from around the world to compete in a series of world-class events, raising money for pediatric oncology treatment therapies.  For more information regarding this cause visit The Decathlon.

VIX FIX: Volatility’s Uncomfortable Silence
After seven consecutive days of losses, markets rebounded Friday on news of a positive jobs report, adding a surprising 255,000 positions in July.  The Dow Jones rallied while volatility remained muted.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) retreated from a small spike earlier in the week, falling nine percent to the mid-11 range on Friday, well below its historical average of 20.  The market is tranquil now, but traders know it’s only a matter of time before volatility returns.

“VIX Plunges to Lowest Level In Two Years” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/2b1Clev

“This Quiet Market has Traders on Edge” – Liz McCormick, Joseph Ciolli and Rebecca Spalding, Bloomberg

http://bloom.bg/2aO3K3O

“Is the Extreme VIX Discount Cause for Concern?” – Bernie Schaeffer, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/2aYXida

“The ‘Short Vol’ ETN is Soaring; Who Dares Buy More?” – Chris Dieterich, Barron’s
http://on.barrons.com/2aMTjjX

“Are People Betting on Bad News?” – Helene Meisler, TheStreet.com
http://bit.ly/2aiicOU

“Fear in the Stock Market Can Mean Profit, but Know the Risks” – Stan Choe, TriCities: National Business
http://bit.ly/2aTOsMq

VIDEO
“Options Insight: How Low Can The VIX Index Go?”
Mark Sebastian, Option Pit
Bloomberg TV
Air Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
http://bloom.bg/2aAZojY