The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets.

Volatility Merry-Go-Round The choppy volatility in the new year continues.  So what is the VIX Index telling us?

“Volatility Gauges’ Outlooks Differ” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

“Morning MoneyBeat: Why the VIX Isn’t Telling the Whole Story” – Saumya Vaishampayan, The Wall Street Journal

“VIX Calls Most Shunned Since 2012 as Volatility Ignored” – Callie Bost and Michelle Davis, Bloomberg

2014: The Year in VIX and Volatility A look back at some interesting VIX Index statistics from 2014.

“The Year in VIX and Volatility” – Bill Luby, VIX and More

New Era for China’s Financial Markets Nearing The Shanghai Stock Exchange will launch the first options market in China when it begins trading options on February 9.  With the exchange-listed options industry now entering its 42nd year, its expansion to Shanghai marks another major step in the continued growth of the business.

“Shanghai Exchange Inches Nervously Toward Option Rollout” – Frank Sieren, Deutsche Welle

“Shanghai Exchange Chief Stresses Risk Control Ahead of Feb 9 Options Launch” – China Economic Review

“The VIX Summit”  The 31st Annual Risk Management Conference (RMC), or “The VIX Summit” as one volatility trading aficionado refers to RMC, is quickly approaching.  Top institutional derivatives and volatility traders are set to gather in Carlsbad, California, March 4 – 6, to discuss the latest products, trends and strategies in the risk management field. For more information, or to register, go to

“Day One Agenda: CBOE Risk Management Conference, March 4th – Marty Kearney, CBOE Options Hub

“Day Two Agenda: CBOE Risk Management Conference March 5th” – Marty Kearney, CBOE Options Hub

“Day Three Agenda: CBOE Risk Management Conference March 6th” – Marty Kearney, CBOE Options Hub