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? Maybe Next Year
As 2016 swiftly comes to an end, many investors are counting more than the days left until the New Year. With 2017 just a couple weeks away, market participants are also watching in anticipation the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s (DOW) ascent toward the historical 20,000 mark. The DOW came remarkably close to the milestone during intra-day trading on Tuesday, falling just mere 48.45 points short of its goal. Meanwhile, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), has taken a more conciliatory tone, remaining within the narrow range of 12.3 – 13.3, amid an extension of the post-election Trump rally. In the past, market upswings this close to the holidays have normally been referred to as “Santa Claus Rallies,” but in another chapter of this historic year, Old Saint Nick is the latest addition to the list of people who just got “Trumped.”
“The Volatility Paradox: Calm Markets but Soaring ‘Fear Gauge’ Trading” – Gunjan Banerji, Wall Street Journal
“Bullish Trading of S&P 500 Options Hits Record Amid Rally” – Gunjan Banerji, Wall Street Journal
“Fed Reaction: Markets Slip, VIX Climbs, Yields Slip” – The Ticker Tape
“Investors are on High Alert for a 2017 ‘Black Swan’ Event” – Phillip Baker, AFR Markets
“VIX Hints that Market Rally Isn’t Over Yet” – Investing.com