Matt Moran

Matt Moran

Matt Moran is vice president of business development for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he communicates with pension funds, mutual funds, and financial advisors. He has delivered more than 200 presentations worldwide on the topics of managing volatility and adding income with option-writing strategies. Previously, he served trust counsel at Harris Bank and vice president at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an associate editor of two Institutional Investor publications — The Journal of Trading and The Journal of Index Investing. Mr. Moran holds JD and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois.

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Ten New CBOE Benchmark Indexes – Risk Management and Yield-enhancing Investment Tools

Today CBOE announced in a press release that it has created 10 new options-based strategy performance benchmark indexes that are designed to highlight the long-term utility of options as risk management and yield- enhancing investment tools. CBOE will disseminate intra-day values for the new benchmarks beginning August 3, 2015 at the page www.cboe.com/benchmarks. The new […]






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VIX Weeklys Futures Rose Today

Today the new nearby VIX® Weeklys futures (ticker “31VX/Q5,” with an August 5 expiration) rose about 7% and had a daily settlement value of 15.325. Here is a screenshot of the delayed quotes table at 3:28 pm CT today –  The detailed futures quote table below showed expiration dates, prices, and volumes for VIX futures […]






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Launch of Trading in VIX Weeklys Futures – More Expirations to Provide More Responsiveness

On the July 23 trading day, CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) launched the first-ever trading of futures with weekly expirations on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index). The new VIX Weeklys futures offer more expirations that have the potential to provide more precision and responsiveness for investors. On July 23 the estimated trading volume was […]






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Panel of Experts in NYC Discusses VIX Weeklys Futures — To Launch at 3:30 PM CT on July 22

On July 16 in New York City, a panel of four volatility experts – Mark Chen, Managing Director, Citigroup; Joe Aiken, Managing Partner, Malachite Capital Management; Krag “Buzz” Gregory, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; and Jim Lubin, Managing Director; CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®), had a lively and upbeat discussion on the topic of Managing Portfolios […]






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Agenda for RMC Europe, CBOE Presents 35 Speakers

The Fourth Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe will occur on September 28 – 30, 2015, at the InterContinental Hotel in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland. This week the Agenda and List of 35 Speakers for RMC Europe were published at www.cboermceurope.com.  Hosted by the CBOE, RMC is an educational forum dedicated to exploring the latest products, […]






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Options on MSCI EAFE and EM Indexes – Bigger Notional Size and Added Expirations

CBOE recently launched trading in options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (MXEA).CBOE’s options on MSCI indexes are designed to provide investors different ways to efficiently gain exposure to the global equity markets and execute risk management, hedging, asset allocation and income generation strategies. ADDED EXPIRATION DATES At the […]






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New VIX Weeklys Futures and Options – Enhanced Precision and Responsiveness with More Wednesday Expirations

CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) plans to list futures with weekly expirations on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) beginning Thursday, July 23, 2015, subject to regulatory review. VIX Weeklys options at CBOE are expected to follow on a later date, also subject to regulatory approval. The new VIX Weeklys futures and options will offer more […]






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Five Volatility Indexes Rose More Than 30% Today, As Worldwide Stocks and Oil Prices Fell on News Out of Greece

In the past couple of days, news out of Greece regarding capital capital controls and bank closings had a worldwide negative impact on stock and oil prices, while five of CBOE’s volatility indexes rose more than 30%, and volume in VIX futures soared to an estimated 415,000 contracts. After news about the closures of Greek […]

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All-time Record Daily Closing Highs Today for BXY, BXM, PUT, BXR, BXN and LOVOL Indexes

Six CBOE strategy benchmark indexes all hit all-time record daily closing highs today (June 22) – 1559.33 BXY – CBOE S&P 500 2% OTM BuyWrite 1527.39 PUT – CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index 1140.06 BXM – CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index 459.22                   BXN – CBOE Nasdaq BuyWrite Index 218.42                   BXR – CBOE Russell 2000 BuyWrite […]






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Record Volume Today in ETH Session for VIX Options

Yesterday (June 15) the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose to its monthly closing high of 15.39, and earlier today in the June 16 Extended Trading Hours (ETH) sessions, the estimated trading volumes during ETH were 30,920 for VIX futures (the high for the month), and 6,984 for VIX options (the all-time record high).   CBOE Holdings […]