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:  Markets Texas Tough  
Equity markets have proven to be amazingly resilient even as macro and geopolitical events continue to take center stage.  Increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, along with the devastating flooding of Houston, have failed to shake investor confidence.  The Nasdaq saw an all-new record high as August came to a close and the Dow Industrial Index (DOW) rose above 22,000 for the first time in two weeks.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) saw a brief pop Tuesday, but has since pulled back, now hovering around the 10-level.  So, as volatility recedes, our thoughts and prayers are with Texas in hopes the floodwaters follow suit.  


“Is a Market Crash Looming Despite VIX ‘Fear’ Index’s Low Volatility Levels?” – Roger Aitken, Forbes

“Day Trading in Wall Street’s Complex ‘Fear Gauge’ Proliferates” – Landon Thomas Jr., The New York Times

“What Markets Think About the Looming Debt Ceiling Showdown” – Liz McCormick, Bloomberg

“Fear Begins to Creep Back into Financial Markets, With Trump Taking Center Stage” – Nicholas Spiro, South China Morning Post

“Investors Raise Bets That Market Turbulence Will Ease” – Robin Wigglesworth and Joe Rennison, Financial Times