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Kevin Hornsby

  • Market News | Nov 20, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/20/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/20/2016

    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. RIA Forum on Options Strategies On Thursday, CBOE hosted the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Forum on Options Strategies.  The day-long event featured roundtable discussions and presentations with leading options industry professionals, including portfolio managers, ’40 Act Fund providers and CBOE[...]

  • Market News | Nov 13, 2016, 2:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/13/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/13/2016

    VIX FIX: The Volatility Event No One Saw Coming   Volatility jolted from its long slumber Tuesday night after a jaw-dropping win in the U.S. Presidential election by Donald Trump. Global markets were reacting to the surprise as state by state results came in, causing Dow futures to plunge approximately 750 points at one point during the night, while the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) soared 55%, topping the 23 mark. VIX futures contracts also made history, setting a new volume record of 263,663[...]

  • Market News | Nov 6, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/6/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/6/2016

    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. Industry Professionals Set Sail for CBOE RMC Asia Last Tuesday, CBOE announced the agenda for the 2nd annual CBOE Risk Management Conference Asia, a two-day event featuring discussions covering volatility products, and the latest risk management tools and tactics from top traders and strategist.  One of this[...]

  • Market News | Oct 30, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/30/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/30/2016

    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. CBOE Hosts Institutional “VIP” Summit On Thursday, CBOE hosted its 1st ever Institutional VIP -- “Volatility Investor Program” -- Summit, a day of events for principal volatility managers and institutional allocators that focused on how volatility investing can be utilized to improve portfolio[...]

  • Market News | Oct 23, 2016, 4:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/23/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/23/2016

    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. A Second VESTment Launches On Monday, October 18, CBOE Vest announced the launch of the CBOE Vest Defined Distribution Strategy Fund (VDDIX).  VDDIX, the second mutual fund to be launched by CBOE Vest, seeks to generate consistent periodic distributions while preserving capital over the long term. For more information,[...]

  • Market News | Oct 16, 2016, 4:40 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/16/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/16/2016

    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’s October Surprise Earnings season is once again upon us, and has caused a bit of turbulence throughout markets.  The Dow Jones Index underwent a series of triple-digit moves this week, briefly dipping below 18,000 on Thursday before rebounding on Friday.  Another catalyst for[...]

  • Market News | Oct 9, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/9/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/9/2016

    CBOE RMC Europe Recap CBOE wrapped up its 5th annual Risk Management Conference (RMC) last week in County Wicklow, Ireland.  During the conference, CBOE’s Senior Vice President, Business Development, Andy Lowenthal, and Vice President of Research, Bill Speth sat down to discuss product development, extended-trading hours, and options education with EQ Derivatives.  For more information on RMC, including blogs recapping presentations, visit http://www.cboermc.com/. “Q&A:[...]

  • Market News | Oct 2, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/2/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/2/2016

    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. CBOE RMC Europe’s High 5 CBOE held its 5th annual Risk Management Conference (RMC) Europe in County Wicklow, Ireland earlier this week.  “The Volatility Summit,” as RMC is sometimes affectionately called, was attended by nearly  200 financial professionals.  Sessions covered new CBOE[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Sep 25, 2016, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/25/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/25/2016

    2016 Risk Management Conference Europe Tomorrow kicks off the 5th annual CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe at the Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow, Ireland.  The industry’s top traders, strategists and researchers will convene to discuss the latest products and strategies for managing risks, that enhance yields and lower portfolio volatility. For more information, see http://www.cboermc.com. “2016 CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe” – Hedgeweek http://bit.ly/2dahuti Options[...]

  • Market News | Sep 18, 2016, 1:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/18/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/18/2016

    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. Global Index Options Emerging On Thursday, CBOE announced plans to launch options on the FTSE Emerging Index (FTEM) beginning September 26th.   The FTSE Emerging index is a market-capitalization weighted index that represents the performance of large and mid-cap companies from advanced and secondary emerging[...]

  • Market News | Sep 11, 2016, 1:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/11/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/11/2016

    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. Portfolio Buffer This week, CBOE Vest announced it launched the CBOE Vest S&P 500 Buffer Protect Strategy Fund (BUIGX), the first mutual fund designed to provide investors with index-based buffer protection.  The fund follows the CBOE S&P 500 Buffer Protection Index Balanced Series, providing a risk[...]

  • Market News | Sep 2, 2016, 1:54 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/2/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 9/2/2016

    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. Global To Global Students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Global Executive MBA Network visited CBOE on Wednesday.  The group, which included international students and alum from Beijing, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Germany, as well as the U.S., toured the trading floor[...]

  • Market News | Aug 26, 2016, 4:33 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/26/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/26/2016

    Options Strategy ‘Put’ In Perspective Traders in the S&P 500 Index option pit at CBOE in June.  Photo: Getty Images Pension funds are increasingly beginning to use the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT) as an efficient means to garner income while providing a “cushion” from volatility during market downturns. The PUT strategy is designed to sell a sequence of one-month, at-the-money, S&P 500 Index puts and invest cash at one- and three-month Treasury Bill[...]

  • Market News | Aug 19, 2016, 1:17 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/19/2016

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/19/2016

    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. Markets Get Social Powers CBOE has partnered with Social Market Analytics (SMA) in the development of a suite of indexes that harness predictive signals from Twitter traffic to generate different “S-Factors” that gauge investor stock sentiment.  On Monday, the CBOE-SMA Large Cap Index (SMLC Index),[...]

  • Market News | Aug 12, 2016, 2:01 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 8/12/2016

    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[...]