The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/12/2016

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.

Another Expiration to Trade
CBOE’s suite of Weeklys options offerings on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) continues to grow with Wednesday, Friday and now — Monday — expirations.  The first series in CBOE’s new SPX Monday Weeklys will be listed tomorrow, Monday, August 15.  Time to get that weekend hedge on.  For more information, visit CBOE Weeklys Options.

“New SPX Monday-Expiring Weeklys Options to Launch on August 15” – Matt Moran, CBOE Options Hub

VIX FIX: Markets Olympic Triad
Just as the U.S. extends its medal count in the 2016 Olympics Games, markets have achieved CNBCtheir own victory this week. The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all reached for a gold medal, each hitting new highs on Thursday, the first time this has happened on the same day since 1999.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) remains in lower than normal territory, hovering in the mid-11 range.  As this period of calm continues, some investors are wondering just how high the markets — and how low volatility — can go.

“VIX Fear Index at Lowest Level in 2 Years” – Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times

“Why This Complacent Market may not be That Bad” – Evelyn Cheng, CNBC

“Hedge Funds All in on VIX Plunge as S&P 500 Hovers Near Record” – Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg

“The US ‘Fear Gauge’ Provokes Fretting” – Jamie Chisholm, Financial Times

“Players Await Higher Vol Despite Complacent Market” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives

“Why You’ve Been Reading the Stock Market’s ‘Fear Gauge’ All Wrong” – Mark Hulbert, Market Watch

“The VIX Just did this for the First Time Since te Financial Crisis” – Andrea Kramer, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Indicator of the Week: What Does the Low VIX Mean for Stocks?” – Rocky White, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Riding the Volatility Wave” – Katherine Goh, Private Asset Management

“The Ultra-Low VIX is a Warning Sign for Stocks: Traders”
Brian Kelly, Brian Kelly Capital and Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Management
Air Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016