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Sat, Jan 19th, 2019
Key Cboe Benchmark Indexes Using SPX Options Offer Strong Risk-Adjusted Returns

Following a decline in the S&P 500 ® Index of 6.9% in October and a drop of 9.2% in December, more investors appear to be exploring income-producing strategies that have the potential for relatively...

Record-breaking Month and Year for Cboe’s Stock Index Options

Since 1983, Cboe has offered stock index options. In 2018, several new all-time records for volume and open interest were reported as investors faced heightened volatility. Index options have the potential...

A “January Effect” RUT Weekly (RUTW) Option Overlay Strategy

Stock market gyrations this December have been attributed to the dominance of systematic trading driven by algorithms. While electronic trading may cause dramatic price swings in the market, there’s...

Cboe’s All-Options Put/Call Ratio Hits 1.82, Its Highest Level in More Than 23 Years

On December 20, Cboe’s daily Put-Call Ratio for its entire options volume rose to 1.82 , reaching its highest level in more than 23 years. Analysts and investors often follow and cite put/call ratios...

A Vertical Spread for Rough Sledding

This week’s sell-off in the U.S. stock market contributed to making this December’s price performance one of the worse in many years.  The Russell 2000 Index (RUT), the benchmark for the U.S. small-cap...

New Record Open Interest for Cboe S&P 500 Options Surpasses 20 Million Contracts

While many investors are concerned that benchmark indexes for major investment classes are down year-to date, it appears more investors are using S&P 500 options to manage risk and enhance income ...

Fourth Annual Cboe Risk Management Conference - RMC Asia - Features Expert Presentations and Great Networking

More than 140 financial professionals, including top traders, strategists and researchers attended the fourth Annual Cboe Risk Management Conference (RMC) Asia on December 3 and 4 in Hong Kong.  Topics...

Inaugural Cboe Risk Management Conference (RMC) Tel Aviv Features Packed Program, Strong Attendance

More than 150 financial professionals, including top traders, strategists and researchers attended the inaugural Cboe Risk Management Conference (RMC) in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 6. A variety of...

Record Volume Month for S&P 500 Options - BXMD Index Continues to Set Pace

Both volatility and trading activity increased in the S&P 500 ® index options market over the past month as investors evaluated proposed tariffs, trade negotiations, deficits, valuations, rising interest...

New Records for Volume and Open Interest for Cboe’s Large-Sized Options on MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF)

New records recently were set for volume and open interest for Cboe’s large-sized options on MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) - One-day volume on September 28 - 9,007 (including 3,203 puts...

Russell 2000 Index - A Red October

A prescient Barron’s article appearing on Jan. 20,2018,  “Unseen Dangers in Small-Cap Stock Rally”  claimed that Small-caps “as a group, less profitable, more heavily in debt, and more exposed...

RUT Options to List on Cboe’s BZX Options Exchange

On Monday, October 1, Cboe plans to further expand the Russell 2000 Index (RUT) options marketplace by adding their listing to its BZX Options exchange, pending regulatory approval.  Options on the...

Cboe SKEW Index Tops 150 for Record Four Straight Trading Days; Some Cite Surge in Black-Swan Hedging

For the first time ever, on Tuesday, September 18, the Cboe SKEW Index (SKEW) closed above 150 for four straight trading days. A recent headline in Bloomberg stated a “Surge in Black-Swan Hedging...

Study Examines European Demand for U.S. Exchange-Listed Equity Options

Gary Delany , Director of European Marketing and Education for The Options Industry Council (OIC), Friday presented the findings of a study from late 2017/early 2018 at the Cboe Risk Management Conference...

Cboe RMC Panel Outlines Variance Utility Cases and Uses

Winding up the 7 th Annual Cboe European Risk Management Conference (RMC) on Friday, September 14, was a discussion of “Variance Utility Cases and Uses,” moderated by Michael Mollet, Head of Product...

Presentation on Volatility Regime Change and the VIX Singularity Hedge Strategy at Cboe RMC

Abhinandan Deb , Managing Director and Head of Global Cross Asset Quant Investment Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, delivered a presentation on “ Volatility Regime Change – Signs, Symptoms and Solutions...

Unprecedented Overhaul of Sector Indexes Discussed at Cboe RMC

Coordinated presentations were delivered by Tim Edwards , Ph.D., Managing Director of Index Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices, and Saurabh Katiyar , Vice President, MSCI , on the following topics at...

Cboe Global Markets President Chris Concannon Welcomes RMC Europe 2018 Attendees

Cboe Global Markets President and COO Chris Concannon opened the second day of the Cboe Risk Management Conference Europe reflecting on the market events of the last year, including volatility’s return...

Credit and Credit Volatility Discussed by Blackrock and Applied Academics at Cboe RMC

Credit and Credit Volatility were discussed in presentations on September 13 at the 7th Annual Cboe European Risk Management Conference (RMC) by Yoshiki Obayashi , Head of Research, Applied Academics...

Are We Still in a Bull Market? – Address by Louis-Vincent Gave at Cboe RMC

Louis-Vincent Gave of Gavekal delivered a speech on “Are We Still in a Bull Market” on September 13 at the 7 th Annual Cboe European Risk Management Conference (RMC). Mr. Gave’s presentation included...

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