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  • Sep 3, 2017, 3:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/3/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/3/2017

    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.      VIX Fix:  Markets Texas Tough   Equity markets have proven to be amazingly resilient even as macro and geopolitical events continue to take center stage.  Increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, along with the devastating flooding of Houston, have failed to shake investor[...]

  • Aug 27, 2017, 3:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/27/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/27/2017

    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.       VIX Fix:  Volatility on Ice   Markets ended the week mixed after a steep drop on more geopolitical fears. Now that tough talk between President Trump and North Korea has simmered, markets have since rebounded.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) saw a pop early in the week to over[...]

  • Aug 25, 2017, 3:46 PM

    Record Days for VIX Futures and Options Volume and Open Interest This Month

    Record Days for VIX Futures and Options Volume and Open Interest This Month

    Despite the fact that the average daily closing value of the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is about 11.5 so far this year, VIX futures and options both had record days for volume and for open interest this month. OPEN INTEREST RECORDS. VIX futures hit a new record for open interest with more than 673,000 contracts on August 7, and VIX options reached a new record for open interest with 14,783,380 contracts open on August 15. VOLUME RECORDS. August 10 was an all-time record volume day[...]

  • Aug 13, 2017, 3:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/13/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/13/2017

    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.      VIX Fix: “Fire and Fury” in the Markets As the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea escalated this week, major market indicators, fresh off record highs, tumbled, while volatility, complacent most of the summer, surged.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked 44% on Thursday,[...]

  • Aug 6, 2017, 3:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/6/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/6/2017

    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.      The Futures of Bitcoins On Wednesday, CBOE announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Gemini Trust Company to use Gemini’s bitcoin market data for bitcoin derivatives and indices.  Under the terms of the agreement, CBOE will have a multi-year exclusive global[...]

  • Jul 30, 2017, 9:09 AM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/30/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/30/2017

    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.      Mini’s Large Move Volume in CBOE’s Mini-SPX (XSP) options has risen about 140% since February, with average daily volume growing from 7,765 contracts in February to 21,981 in July (through July 26).  To read more on the growth of mini S&P 500 contracts, see this recent blog[...]

  • Jul 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/23/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/23/2017

    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.      Army Brigadier General Rings Opening Bell On Wednesday, CBOE welcomed Army Brigadier General Ronald J. Place to the trading floor to ring the bell as part of the national “Meet Your Army” initiative.  A video of the bell- ringing ceremony can be viewed here. MiFID Ready On Tuesday,[...]

  • Jul 17, 2017, 8:28 AM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/16/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/16/2017

    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.      Strong Volume for SPXW Options with Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Month-End Expirations The large-sized SPXW S&P 500 options with p.m. settlement saw strong trading volume in the month of June, seeing an average daily volume (ADV) of 600,000 contracts.   ADV for SPXW options in June[...]

  • Jun 25, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/25/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/25/2017

    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.      MXEF Options Manage Global Equity Exposure On Tuesday, MSCI Inc. announced that beginning June 2018, it will include China A -Shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF). CBOE offers options on the MXEF Index for investors who wish to manage global equity exposure. Cash-settled MXEF options[...]

  • Jun 18, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/18/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/18/2017

    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.      Symbol of Change  On May 1, CBOE changed the symbol for existing SPXPM options series to option symbol SPXW.  As a result, CBOE is offering both SPX options with a.m. settlement, and SPXW options with p.m. settlement, on third Fridays of the month.  The conversion is designed to[...]

  • Jun 5, 2017, 7:56 AM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/4/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/4/2017

    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.      Checking in at the Options Industry Conference Last month, the 35th annual Options Industry Conference was held in Scottsdale, AZ, where over 450 options industry professionals, including several CBOE leaders, gathered to discuss important issues facing the industry.  During the conference,[...]

  • May 21, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/21/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/21/2017

    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.      The CBOE Honors On Wednesday evening, CBOE honored former Chairman and CEO Bill Brodsky at a farewell gala in the grand ballroom of Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, attended by hundreds of financial industry professionals. Current CBOE Chairman and CEO Ed Tilly presented Bill and Joan[...]

  • May 14, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/14/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/14/2017

    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.      Bill Brodsky’s Look Back After leading CBOE for 20 years as Chairman and CEO, Bill Brodsky retired from the exchange two months ago. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Bill oversaw a number of major initiatives at CBOE such as the migration of the traditional floor-based trading to an[...]

  • May 7, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/7/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/7/2017

    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 Bats New York Office Squares Off On Thursday, CBOE-Bats’ New York office participated in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, where runners took a unique one-mile path around the city’s Financial District.  One of CBOE’s two teams finished in 9th place out of a total of[...]

  • Apr 30, 2017, 3:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/30/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/30/2017

    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 Turns 44 On April 26, 1973, CBOE created the listed options industry.  911 contracts on 16 stocks changed hands on that fateful first day 44 years ago this week.   Now, with four different options markets, CBOE’s options platforms trade an average of nearly seven million contracts[...]