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,

“This VIX Data Point Looks Bearish for Stocks” – Karee Venema, Schaeffer’s Investment Research