CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced it has launched the CBOE S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income Index (SPAI), a benchmark index designed to track the hypothetical performance of a partial buy-write strategy applied to stocks contained in the widely utilized S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, to target a specific level of total income.
IEX plans to charge “simpler, cheaper” listing fees, according to IEX head of listings Sara Furber. In October, IEX will roll out a flat fee structure for the first companies that call its Investors' Exchange their home, Furber said.
Less than a month ago the CBOE volatility index – known as the best indicator of fear in the markets – dropped to a record low of below 9. The declines were a result of steady equity markets, low trading volumes, and optimism that the markets were heading higher. This has all changed in the past two weeks, with the fear index rallying from a low of 9.52 to 17.28 – an 81% spike in 4 days from Aug 8 to Aug 11.