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Roger Nusbaum brings 30 years of investment industry experience into his newest role as ETF Strategist at AdvisorShares.

For many years the Random Roger blog has focused on portfolio construction, behavioral finance, the need for innovative retirement solutions and ETF thought ... more


Understanding The Buzz About BUZZ
Yesterday was the first day of trading for the Van Eck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ​​​​​​​). The fund will be a large-cap proxy with holdings culled from chatter on Twitter, Reddit, and other social media platforms.
Doing Nothing Is Difficult
No stock can always outperform but that doesn't necessarily mean it should be jettisoned.
Bitcoin & Laser Eyes
I don't want to drink the Kool Aid, talk about new paradigms or fall prey to any of the other cultish behavior, I want to take advantage of the asymmetric opportunity and am willing to use a woefully flawed product to do it.
Bubble Time
The nature of bubbles and manias is there is no way to know when they end.
Preventing Your Own Withdrawal Rate Problem
One potential problem to prevent or solve relates to how much to withdraw from your portfolio in retirement especially early in retirement and especially if the market has a nasty decline at the same time you plan to start withdrawing.
Now, More Than Ever, Manage Your Risk
The other day I saw a Tweet that said something like if I were an endowment manager and one of my sub-advisors returned 45% last year I'd fire them right away because they clearly know nothing about how to manage risk.


A Agilent Technologies Inc.
AAPL Apple Inc.
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.
CAM Cameron International Corporation
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
ETF Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications and Infrastructure Fund, Inc.
ETN Eaton Corporation
ETP Energy Transfer Partners L.P.
GDP Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
H Hyatt Hotels Corporation
IMO Imperial Oil Ltd
NBB Nuveen Build America Bond Fund
NGG National Grid plc
NY iShares NYSE 100 Index Fund
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
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A round up of my interactions today regarding the current panic...
Where many of my posts talk about the need to avoid self-destructive behaviors related to investing, that is a matter of people having a hand in their financial outcome by modifying/dictating their behaviors. So it is with fitness and health issues for many of us.

Work Experience

Portfolio Manager
AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR)
July 2012 - Present (8 years 10 months)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (17 years 5 months)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 4 months)


San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics