Monday, July 6, 2015

Welcome to the new Volatility ETFs blog!

Hello everyone,

You may know me from SeekingAlpha, Twitter, StockTwits, or various other financial sites out there.

The reason I am creating this blog is to bring you, the investor, real time information on volatility ETPs. ETPs stand for Exchange Traded Products such as ETFs and ETNs.

My blog and my writings focus only on beginning to mid-level investors. I want to educate you about how volatility works, because it took me years to learn it on my own. Some times you just need to ask someone a question.

My volatility community is a no judgement educational zone. Feel free to ask questions even if you think they are dumb or unimportant. Not asking these questions could lead to serious consequences down the road.

Once you reach the mid-level investor phase my articles will appeal to you for news and I hope we can then learn from one another on what works and what doesn't. Think of it as a professional learning community.

I appreciate SeekingAlpha and will continue to write there. However, we have had some disagreements on what should and shouldn't be published (such as their ban on options articles) and the sometimes very long wait times to get an article published. If a situation is in process I want to be able to communicate with you, the reader, as soon as possible. Twitter and StockTwits are great but I can only say so much in 160 characters or less.

The best compliment you can give me is to share my work and follow me on these websites. Traffic is really the only way I can reach more people and try to make a little money. If you know me you know I believe education should be free and that is why I do not run a for profit website or charge for subscription services, which I could easily do.

Most of the money I make from these articles finds its way back into public education by purchasing school supplies for my students, 85% of whom come from homes below the poverty line.

Again, thank you for sharing my work and helping me to take this next step in my volatility education crusade.


Nathan Buehler


  1. Hi Nathan, Congrats on your new blog! I've only recently started followin volatility as a potential investment. I'm trying to do a very simple trading system taking advantage of the fact that there is contango about 80% of the time. It's simply holding XIV if price > sma(30). What do you think about it?
    Also, what do you think about buying and holding XIV?
    Right now I'm not interested in more complicated trades, such as options etc.

    Thank you again!!

    1. I haven't specifically tested that strategy but my preferred method is to watch the contango and backwardation metrics. is a great place to watch the term structure and learn how it operates.

  2. I'd love to donate school supplies to your students.