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 and met with CBOE executives to learn more about CBOE and the changing global landscape for financial exchanges. In the photo, CBOE Holdings CEO Edward Tilly and CFO, EVP Alan Dean meet with the group.
CurveGlobal’s Dress Rehearsal
With its September 26 launch date swiftly approaching, CurveGlobal, a new venue for trading interest rate futures backed by LSE, CBOE and several major dealer banks, plans testing its technology and infrastructure this month. CurveGlobal aims to cater to market participants looking for more capital efficient ways to trade and hedge these products.
“CurveGlobal to Kick off Technology Testing” – Alice Attwood, FOW
VIX FIX: Volatility Continues Its Slumber
Markets ended August with little fan-fare, continuing on a narrow trading range with no significant movements in the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes. Following suit, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) began the month near 12 and closed over 13. . September, however, may tell a different story. Over the past couple of decades, the VIX Index has averaged over 22 during September, higher than any other month. As investors enjoy the final weekend of summer, many may be wondering if history will repeat itself with a volatile start to the fall.
“Options Volatility Sleeps as Risks Increase” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s
“Smart Money Going to War With VIX-Obsessed Stock Market Bears” – Lu Wang and Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg
“Quiet Market Accompanied by Record Net VIX Shorts” – Jamie Chisholm, Financial Times
“Is a Quiet Market a Dangerous Market? – Ben Levisohn, Barron’s
“Should We Be Worried About The Low Vol?” – Shuli Ren, Barron’s
“Volatility Continues Complacent Run” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives
“Volatile September May Have Investors Pining for Dog Day of August” – Sue Chang, Market Watch
“Dead Zone for Stocks Breathes Life into Options Bull-Bear Trade” – Joseph Ciolli, Bloomberg
“Are Quiet Markets Gearing Up for a Burst of Volatility?” – John Shmuel, Financial Post
“Vexed by VIX: Post-Brexit Squeeze Sparks Fears of Losses” – Louie Woodall, Risk Magazine