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. 

8-25-17

“Investors Seek More Protection Against Risk of a Wall St Plunge” – Joe Rennison and Nicole Bullock, Financial Times
http://on.ft.com/2wMa2wM

“VIX ETFs: Trading Like Hot Cakes” – Chris Dieterich, The Wall Street Journal
http://on.wsj.com/2w4sXCb

“Why Options ETFs Are Gaining Traction” – Sumit Roy, ETF.com
http://bit.ly/2wuLetD

“This VIX Data Point Looks Bearish for Stocks” – Karee Venema, Schaeffer’s Investment Research
http://bit.ly/2wuA9bV