The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets.

VIX Shifts to Neutral With the jobs number behind us and earning season gearing up to take center stage, the VIX Index idles in neutral.  Dipping below 13 on Friday, the VIX has been pretty-range bound since January.  But even in calm states, VIX products can deliver returns for investors.

“Stocks & VIX in Neutral, Primed for a Jolt from Jobs Data as Micron Beats” – Michael Santoli, Yahoo Finance

“Fun With Numbers: Revisiting the VXX and XIV Trade” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“VIX Volumes Pop as Index Grinds Lower” – Daniel O’Leary, EQDerivatives

Risk Management Conference Video Highlights A series of video interviews with presenters from the recently concluded 31st annual CBOE Risk Management Conference in Carlsbad, California are now available on the RMC website.  Posted interviews include Dean Curnutt, Benn Eifert, Boris Lerner, Olivier Sarfati, Keith Black, Jason Goldberg, Andy Nybo, Benjamin Bowler, Berlinda Liu, Bill Luby, as well as several CBOE executives.

MSCI Options Update Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (option ticker: MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (option ticker: MXEA) are expected to be listed for trading at CBOE beginning on Tuesday, April 21, pending SEC approval.  For more information, visit