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.

Chicago, The Center of the Index Options Universe CBOE created the first index option in 1983, and more than three decades later, CBOE continues pioneer the index options space and be the leading marketplace for index options trading.

“Bye-Bye, Open Outcry. In Options, Human Touch Still Matters” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

VIX Relaxes The VIX Index dipped below 15 this week for first time this year and has dropped more than 30% over the past two weeks.

“Volatility in U.S. Stocks Simmers, but Heats Up Around the World” – Kristen Scholer, Wall Street Journal

“Stocks Still Winning With Greece In Limbo” - JJ Kinahan, Forbe

Options Land in the East After much anticipation, options began trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange this month, bringing a new asset class to investors in China and helping to further develop China’s evolving derivatives markets.

“Stock Options Arrival Signals New Asset Class for Shanghai” – Ee Chuan Ng, Bloomberg VIDEO

BNN – Wednesday, February 18 “It May Be A While Before Oil Volatility Settles Down” – CBOE’s Russell Rhoads