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Kevin Hornsby

  • Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/23/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/23/2017

    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.      S&P 500 (SPX ) Options Volume Average daily volume (ADV) for SPX options is up for a fifth consecutive year.   ADV for SPX options rose to 1.18 million contracts in the first quarter of 2017, up 15% over the first quarter of 2016. Open interest for SPX options was 14.5 million contracts[...]

  • Apr 9, 2017, 1:52 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/9/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/9/2017

    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 Hosts Chicago’s CAIA Chapter On Wednesday, Edward Szado of Providence College and Joe Gits of Social Market Analytics (SMA) delivered presentations at CBOE on the topic of Using Sentiment Analysis and the Volatility Risk Premium to Enhance Portfolio Returns A number subjects were[...]

  • Apr 2, 2017, 2:36 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/2/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/2/2017

    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’s Other Asset Class On Thursday, CBOE’s Phil Slocum, EVP, Chief Risk Officer, Deb Peters, VP, Options Institute, Doug Hoffman, Director and Tom Knorring, VP, Market Data Sales, retired after many years of dedicated service.  CBOE staff and family joined the retirees[...]

  • Mar 26, 2017, 4:40 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/26/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/26/2017

    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.     Beware of the Swan The term “Black Swan” is used to describe an unexpected event of large magnitude and consequence.  The CBOE Skew Index (SKEW) is often used to gauge the likelihood of a black swan-type event occurring.  Calculated from weighted strips of out-of-the money[...]

  • Mar 12, 2017, 2:05 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/12/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/12/2017

    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 RMC U.S. Wrap-UP The 33rd annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) wrapped up another successful year. Over 300 financial professionals gathered in Dana Point, California to discuss the latest trends in equity derivatives, options and volatility trading, and risk management[...]

  • Mar 5, 2017, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/5/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 3/5/2017

    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.      One Company, Indivisible, with Unity, and Multi Asset Class Trading for All CBOE announced that it completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets on Tuesday. The combined company also announced its new corporate leadership structure, which includes key members of both CBOE’s[...]

  • Feb 26, 2017, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options Roundup 2/26/17

    The Weekly Options Roundup 2/26/17

    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:  Three Down… Which Way to Go?     As President Trump continued to deliver on campaign promises this week, investor confidence in the markets remained high and the “Trump Rally” continued on.   The Dow Jones Index saw eleven consecutive[...]

  • Feb 19, 2017, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup - 2/19/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup - 2/19/2017

    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.      A Historical View of Histograms In recent weeks, investor interest in strategies that protect portfolios from large losses has begun to rise.  One of the strategies that can be used to manage downside risk, is the iron butterfly strategy, which is benchmarked by the CBOE S&P[...]

  • Feb 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/12/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/12/2017

    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.      Twitter Trafficking Market Direction Twitter is taking on a new role as a predictive analytics tool that market participants are relying on to potentially enhance their portfolios. The CBOE-SMA Large Cap Index (SMLC) Index is a useful tool for investors to obtain useful actionable[...]

  • Market News | Feb 6, 2017, 8:55 AM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/5/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/5/2017

    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 Launches S&P 500 Range-Bound Premium Income Index On Tuesday, CBOE announced the launch of the CBOE S&P 500 Range-Bound Premium Income Index (SPRI).  The index, which is designed to serve as a benchmark for investors aiming for consistent income distributions[...]

  • Market News | Election & VIX | Jan 15, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/15/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/15/2017

    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. Data Exchange CBOE announced on January 6, that all its historical market data formerly operated by Market Data Express (MDX) has been migrated to the CBOE Livevol Data Shop.  This action combines a comprehensive source of options, equity and exchange-traded fund (ETF) data with the customizable services offered[...]

  • VIX | Education | Jan 8, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/8/2017

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 1/8/2017

    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. New Year, New Outlook   The beginning of a new year is an ideal time for investors to assess the state of their portfolios. Besides eating better, joining the health club and cleaning out the closet, here are some resolutions options investors may want to add to their list in 2017. “7 New Year’s[...]

  • Market News | Dec 18, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/18/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/18/2016

    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. VIX FIX: Volatility?  Maybe Next Year As 2016 swiftly comes to an end, many investors are counting more than the days left until the New Year.  With 2017 just a couple weeks away, market participants are also watching in anticipation the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s (DOW) ascent toward the historical[...]

  • VIX | Trader Talk | Trade Ideas | Dec 11, 2016, 2:18 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/11/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/11/2016

    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. VIX FIX: The Volatility If Game    Over the past weeks, there has been myriad of “if” scenarios cited that could potentially trigger long-term volatility to re-emerge.  To-date, macro events including the Brexit vote, a surprise Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election and a consensus[...]

  • Market News | Dec 4, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/4/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/4/2016

    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. Risk Managed Successfully CBOE wrapped up its 2nd annual Risk Management Conference (RMC) Asia in  Hong Kong Thursday.  Over a 160 financial professionals attended the two-day conference, discussing the latest products and strategies for managing risk, enhancing yield and lowering portfolio volatility,[...]