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 FIX: New Year, Same Ole Volatile Markets

During the year’s first week of trading, stocks took a sharp downturn due to turmoil in China that ignited global markets into a sell-off. The Dow Jones fell over 900 points this week, while the VIX Index climbed above the 27-level.  Volatility’s New Year’s resolution?....don’t go a changin’.

“VIX Jumps but Investors May Want to Buy Stocks” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

“As Stocks Tank, Investors Can Bet the VIX Will Soar” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

“The Case Against Higher Volatility” – Bill Luby, Barron’s

“What VIX Is Telling Us About 2016” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“The ‘Fear Index’ is Warning the Market isn’t in a Safe Space” – Lawrence Lewitinn, Yahoo Finance

“Looking Beyond the VIX Shows Fever in U.S. Stocks May Be Healing” – Oliver Renick, Bloomberg

“Volatility Is the Name of the Game; Here’s How to Play It” – Robert Lang, Real Money

“Here’s What to Watch for Markets on Friday” – Bob Pisani, CNBC

“The Bull Case on a 400-Point Plunge: VIX Tame as U.S. Losses Ebb” – Oliver Renick, Bloomberg