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

CBOE 2016: Building on Strengths

Earlier this week, CBOE held its annual press luncheons in Chicago and New York, telling the story of how the exchange continues to “collaborate, create and connect “to expand its business. In 2016, the exchange looks forward to introducing new products, reaching customers around the globe and rolling out CBOE Vector, the next-generation trade engine technology.

“CBOE to Upgrade Trading Platform” – Markets Media

“Chicago Board Options Exchange: Back to the Futures” – Spencer Doar, John Lothian News

VIX FIX: Nightmare on Wall Street

Lots of red on trading screens this week, capped by a 400+ drop in the Dow on Friday as of this writing.  With the Dow on pace for its lowest close in five months, the VIX Index has catapulted above the 29 level.  So far in 2016, everything seems to be coming up volatile.

“Volatility? Really?” – Russ Allen, FX Street

“The VIX Is a Trader’s Best Friend Right Now (VXX)” – Tyler Craig, Investor Place

“What VIX Futures Really Tell Us” – Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Investors in Market Volatility Enjoy Wild Ride” – Christopher Whittall, Wall Street Journal

“Sudden Stock Market Swings Don’t Signal the Bull’s Demise” – Ben Levisohn, Barron’s

“Where’s the Panic When We Need It?”– Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

“Volatility Here Is Peaking” – Seeking Alpha