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.     

VIX Fix:  Three Down… Which Way to Go?    

As President Trump continued to deliver on campaign promises this week, investor confidence in the markets remained high and the “Trump Rally” continued on.   The Dow Jones Index saw eleven consecutive sessions of all-new records highs, closing at 20,821.76 on Friday.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell on Friday, after back-to-back gains this week, down to levels in the 11-range.  So, as the country awaits what the new President has to say in his first-ever address to Congress on Tuesday, low to no vol seems to be the new normal. 

“Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use” – Bill Luby, Barron’s

“Volatility Trades and Explosive Shorts” – Matt Levine, Bloomberg View

“Volatility Hits 2-Year Low as Off-Exchange Trading Ticks Up” – Tabb Forum

“The Scales Keep Tipping Toward That VIX Spike” – Todd Salamone, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Should You Bet on More Volatility During 2017?” – Seeking Alpha

“Now Even the Fed’s Worried That Stock Volatility is too Low” – Dani Burger, Bloomberg