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 and OIC staff.
Joanne Hill, PhD, Head of Research and Investment Strategy, CBOE Vest Financial, and recipient of the William F. Sharpe Lifetime Indexing Award, discussed CBOE strategy benchmarks and their effect on investor portfolios.
VIX FIX: Volatility’s Déjà vu
The U.S. Presidential election has been placed in the history books, and as the dust begins to settle, market volatility has followed suit. After a surprise Donald Trump win came into focus, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) shot up 55% election night to a high of 23.46 before retreating to levels below 16 the next trading day. The VIX Index continued to retreat over the week, closing around the 13 mark on Friday, as markets rallied to new highs as investors reassessed the implications of a Trump presidency. As America counts down to Inauguration Day, volatility may be down, but not out.
“Trump Bounce Saves Clinton Vol Traders from Pain” – Dan Alderson, Global Capital
“VIX Update: The VIX is Ready to Take off Again” – Seeking Alpha
“What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility” – Value Walk
“Sailing the Chaos of a Trump Rally” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s
“CBOE VIX: Volatility Continues to Plummet in the Wake of Trump Election Win” – Sam Bourgi, Economic Calendar.com