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.

Industry Professionals Set Sail for CBOE RMC Asia rmc-finalLast Tuesday, CBOE announced the agenda for the 2nd annual CBOE Risk Management Conference Asia, a two-day event featuring discussions covering volatility products, and the latest risk management tools and tactics from top traders and strategist.  One of this year’s keynote speakers will be John Coates, a former derivatives trader who is now a senior research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge.

For more information on the CBOE Risk Management Conference Asia, including agenda, speakers and travel information, as well as video interviews and blogs from CBOE RMC Europe in September, see: CBOE RMC.

Optional Income In the current landscape of historically low-interest rates and low-yield bond markets, investors are  searching for alternative ways to generate income. The financial industry largely associates options with their risk management capabilities, but they can also prove useful in creating, enhancing and generating income for investors.  In part two of his series on options, Steven Sears of Barron’s illustrates how.

“Using Stock Options to Generate Income” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

Part 1: “How to Use Options to Beat the Market” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

VIX FIX: Investment in Chief The U.S. Presidential Election is finally coming to an end, and as candidates sprint toward the finish line, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) has taken center stage.  The VIX Index steadily rose throughout the week from the 15 level to over 22 on Friday as the polls tighten and uncertainty over the outcome rises.    Friday was the ninth straight day the VIX Index has risen, the first time that’s happened since 2013.  This anxiety has prompted investors to look to VIX options and futures for protection.  No matter what the outcome of the U.S Election, investors should know that there’s a VIX for that.

“VIX Futures for Hillary, S&P Options for Trump” – Daniel O’Leary, EQ Derivatives

“Investors Get Election Jitters – Heard on the Street” – Justin Lahart, The Wall Street Journal

“More Fearful, Investors Scale Back Volatility Short Bet” – Asjylyn Loder, The Wall Street Journal

“VIX Surges Again; Is the Market Underpricing Trump Fears? – Johanna Bennet, Barron’s

“Volatile Election Not Volatile Enough for the Man Who Trades Chaos” – Aleksandra Gjorgievska, Bloomberg

“The Comey Effect and Trump’s Gains Send Global Markets into Fear” – Fred Barbash, Washington Post

“It’s Scary Out There! VIX Surges for Seventh Straight Day” – Johanna Bennett, Barron’s

“Is VIX Setting Up Like the August 2015 Correction?” – Peter Tchir, Forbes

“VIX Median Reversion and Five-Year Moving” – Bill Luby, VIX and More

“Election Fear Creeps into the Market” – Ben Eisen, Wall Street Journal

“Volatility Update: VIX Ticks Higher as Elections Loom Large” – Frederic Ruffy, The Ticker Tape

“Stock Market Fear Factor Rises as Clinton-Trump Race Tightens”- Wallace Witkowski, Market Watch

“Financial Markets Jolted as US Election Polls Tighten” – Nicole Bullock , Adam Samson, Courtney Weaver, Financial Times

“U.S. Election Angst Amps Up Market Volatility” – Tom Lydon, Fox Business

“Why the VIX is Telling Us What We Already Know” – Tabb Forum