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  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Education | Trade Ideas | Jun 28, 2016, 9:19 AM

    How Did the Brexit Timeline Affect Volatility?

    How Did the Brexit Timeline Affect Volatility?

    Editors note - the following blog was put together by a team of interns from CBOE.  Nicholas Ghilardi will be a Junior at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is majoring in Engineering Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Gillian Hood will be Junior at Vanderbilt University and is majoring in Economics with minors in Corporate Strategy and Finance. Noah Silverman will be a Sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis and is majoring in Finance.  Last Thursday,[...]

  • VIX | Futures | Jun 24, 2016, 11:48 AM

    VIX Futures Set Overnight Volume Record

    VIX Futures Set Overnight Volume Record

    The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) today announced record volume was set in VIX Futures traded in non-U.S. trading hours with an estimated 235,000 contracts changing hands. Today’s record surpasses the previous single-day record of 140,811 contracts set during the overnight session on August 24, 2015. With the addition of today’s trading data, monthly volume in VIX Futures in non-U.S. trading hours also set a record, with June volume traded in the overnight session totaling an[...]

  • Market News | Jun 3, 2016, 3:25 PM

    CBOE NAMED ‘EXCHANGE OF THE YEAR’ AT GLOBAL CAPITAL AMERICAS DERIVATIVES AWARDS 2016

    CBOE NAMED ‘EXCHANGE OF THE YEAR’ AT GLOBAL CAPITAL AMERICAS DERIVATIVES AWARDS 2016

    CHICAGO, IL – June 3, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it was named “Exchange of the Year” Thursday night at GlobalCapital’s Americas Derivatives Awards 2016 ceremony in New York City. The annual event honors the companies, platforms, services and products throughout the Americas that have made an impact on the U.S. derivatives industry during the year. Nominations are based on market feedback and research conducted by GlobalCapital.[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | Education | Futures | Strategy | May 23, 2016, 10:45 AM

    Smart Volatility(TM): Dynamic Management of Volatility as an Asset Class

    Smart Volatility(TM): Dynamic Management of Volatility as an Asset Class

    Editor's note - David Skordal, Partner/Portfolio Manager, ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC, is the author of this blog The dips in August 2015 and January 2016 have served as reminders that the U.S. equity markets are now in the eighth year of a bull run, and equity crises happen on a regular basis. In the last 30 years, there was Black Monday, the Savings & Loan Crisis, the Russian Financial Crisis, the Tech Bubble Collapse, the Credit Crisis, the Flash Crash, and the Greek Crisis, just to name a few.[...]

  • Market News | Apr 19, 2016, 3:57 PM

    Thinking broadly about emerging markets

    Thinking broadly about emerging markets

    Apr 19, 2016  |  Raman Aylur Subramanian, Equity Applied Research, MSCI Emerging-market equities revived in the first quarter after a rather dismal performance over the past five years. The pickup has left investors to wonder whether the gains might continue and to think anew about how to approach the segment. A pickup in the performance of emerging markets Economic development and the interconnectedness of financial markets have redefined the characteristics of emerging markets to such[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Education | Mar 1, 2016, 8:13 AM

    CBOE Holdings President and COO Edward Provost on Exchange’s New Initiatives

    CBOE Holdings President and COO Edward Provost on Exchange’s New Initiatives

    CBOE Holdings President and COO Edward Provost kicked off Day Two of CBOE RMC U.S. with an update on recent CBOE developments, highlighting numerous CBOE initiatives designed to create new trading opportunities for investors. Provost began by announcing CBOE’s plans to launch FLEX index options with Asian and Cliquet style settlement, citing their relevance to RMC participants working in the insurance field. “Asian and Cliquet FLEX index options are designed to give insurers an alternative[...]

  • Market News | Dec 18, 2015, 12:33 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/18/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/18/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. AFX Up and Running The new American Financial Exchange (AFX), an electronic marketplace for small and mid-sized banks to lend and borrow short-term funds, launched successfully last Friday. Trading on the first day represented a total value of $15 million in transactions. “MB Financial Bank Trades on New Financial[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Dec 11, 2015, 2:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/11/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/11/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. A Hero’s Welcome On Wednesday, CBOE hosted recent Congressional Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg for an opening bell-ringing ceremony.  Exchange staff and traders gathered on the CBOE trading floor, cheering patriotically and giving Capt. Groberg a well-deserved hero’s welcome. The[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Dec 4, 2015, 2:31 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/4/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/4/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. CBOE’s Continued Innovation Evolution Throughout the year, CBOE has demonstrated its commitment to product innovation by creating a diverse mix of products suitable for a broad range of customer needs.  The exchange continued down this path with its recent announcement that it will soon list options on the FTSE[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Nov 20, 2015, 2:35 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/20/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/20/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. RMC Heads East CBOE will hold the first-ever CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) Asia in Hong Kong, November 30th and December 1st.  The conference will feature presentations by experts in the industry discussing the latest products and strategies for managing risk, enhancing yield and lowering portfolio volatility.[...]

  • Market News | Nov 13, 2015, 1:50 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/13/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/13/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. AFX Announces Liftoff On Tuesday, CBOE and Environmental Financial Products (EFP) announced plans to launch the American Financial Exchange (AFX) on Friday, December 11.  AFX is a new electronic marketplace for small and mid-sized banks to lend and borrow short-term funds. “CBOE Partners with EFP on Short Term[...]

  • Market News | Nov 10, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Trading in Style (Russell 1000® Index Options)

    Trading in Style (Russell 1000® Index Options)

    Russell 1000® Growth & Value Index Options The CBOE recently launched options on the followed Russell 1000®, Growth, & Value Indexes. The Russell 1000 (Ticker: RUI) measures the performance of the large-cap. segment of the U.S. equity market. The Russell 1000 Growth Index (Ticker: RLG) measures the performance of Russell 1000 Index companies that carry a higher price-to-book ratios and forecasted growth values. The Russell 1000 Value Index (Ticker: RLV) measures the performance[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Strategy | Trade Ideas | Nov 9, 2015, 4:00 PM

    Eye Catching RUT Put Spread from Today

    Eye Catching RUT Put Spread from Today

    Surveying the market as the sellers took the Russell 2000 Index lower today, a large trade stood out. There was a Vertical Put spread in RUT traded approximately 12,000 contracts with the trader buying the Nov. 13th 1020 Puts for 0.12 and selling the RUT Nov. 13th 1000 Puts at 0.04 for a net .08 debit.  This was done in a few lots with the underlying Russell 2000 Index trading between 1180 – 1182.55. Noting that the trader was buying the higher strike put and recognizing this position[...]

  • Market News | Education | Nov 9, 2015, 11:12 AM

    Pop Quiz: Which Russell 2000 Index is Outperforming in 2015?

    Pop Quiz: Which Russell 2000 Index is Outperforming in 2015?

    Russell 2000 Index (RUT) or CBOE Russell 2000® BuyWrite Index (BXR) Before I answer my own question let’s take a moment and refresh our memory on what is the CBOE Russell 2000 BuyWrite Index BXR℠. The CBOE Russell 2000 BuyWrite Index is an investment strategy benchmark index designed to track the performance of a hypothetical at-the-money buy-write strategy on the Russell 2000 Index.  It’s intended to measure the total rate of return consisting of a “long”[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Nov 6, 2015, 2:32 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/6/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/6/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast, online and social media outlets. VIX Weeklys: A Better Option for All The newly launched VIX Weeklys options contracts are off to a strong start, trading an average of 25,000 contracts in October.  Matt Moran, CBOE Vice President of Institutional Marketing, explains why VIX Weeklys contracts are a good option for all VIX players. “VIX Weeklys[...]