Investment Consultant

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

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS

Are Stocks The Only Game In Town?
For any random five-year period, yeah, stocks might be a coin flip but when you think in terms of investment lifetimes, you're probably going to be ok adding money at regular intervals and not doing too much to muck it up.
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What Retirement Planning Requires
Innovation and adaptability pertain to behaviors that are in our control to modify to give ourselves a better chance at a successful outcome
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Preventing Your Own Problems
We explore financial problems to be solved or avoided all the time here. A quote attributed to Woody Allen is "there is no problem where having more money made it worse."
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Learn How To Not Lose
The importance of avoiding mistakes that permanently impair your capital.
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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.
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Doing Nothing Is Difficult
No stock can always outperform but that doesn't necessarily mean it should be jettisoned.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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
NORW GLOBAL X NORWAY ETF
NY iShares NYSE 100 Index Fund
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
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PERSONAL BLOG

Latest Posts
Success Is Driven From Behaviors
Inputs are a greater determinant than outputs.
Markets Panic, We Don't
A round up of my interactions today regarding the current panic...
Inspiration
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 (9 years 1 month)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (17 years 9 months)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 7 months)

Education

San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Publications