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.

New Year, New Outlook  

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time for investors to assess the state of their portfolios. Besides eating better, joining the health club and cleaning out the closet, here are some resolutions options investors may want to add to their list in 2017.

“7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Options Investor” – Steven M. Sears, Barron’s

VIX FIX: 2017, The Year of Dow 20K?

The Dow teased investors on Friday afternoon -- coming oh so close, but failing to surpass, yet again -- the historic 20,000 level. It did, however, close at a new all-time high of 19,966.40.  Amidst all the excitement, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continued its New Year’s retreat, dipping to around 11.  Is next week the week that #Dow20K finally happens?  Investors may want to keep the party hats and confetti from last week’s New Year’s Eve celebrations handy…

“VIX and Stocks Rise Together” – Gunjan Banerji, The Wall Street Journal

“2016’s Zig and Zag of Volatilities” – Steven Sosnick, Barron’s

“A Philosophers Guide to Volatility: Maidel’s 2017 Outlook” – Scott Maidel, EQ Derivatives

“The Year in VIX and Volatility” – Bull Luby,

“2016: the Volatility Year that Wasn’t” – Dave Nadig,

Volatility Update: VIX Could Gain as 2017 Begins” – Georgio Stoev, Trading

“VIX May Be Indicating End to Trump Rally” – Wall Street Newscast