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: Volatility on Ice
Markets ended the week mixed after a steep drop on more geopolitical fears. Now that tough talk between President Trump and North Korea has simmered, markets have since rebounded. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) saw a pop early in the week to over 14, but as investors signaled steadied confidence in the market, has subsided to the 11-range. So as cooler heads have prevailed, for now, volatility has been put on ice.
“Investors Seek More Protection Against Risk of a Wall St Plunge” – Joe Rennison and Nicole Bullock, Financial Times
“VIX ETFs: Trading Like Hot Cakes” – Chris Dieterich, The Wall Street Journal
“Why Options ETFs Are Gaining Traction” – Sumit Roy, ETF.com
“This VIX Data Point Looks Bearish for Stocks” – Karee Venema, Schaeffer’s Investment Research