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


You Need More Optionality, Not Less
Like many people, I cannot envision a scenario where I don't want to work but we are all vulnerable to the unexpected. The task of creating optionality takes many years or at least that should be the expectation, there aren't likely to be shortcuts.
Not All Alts Are Created Equal
ETFs offering access to alternative strategies have proliferated over the years with mixed results in terms of attracting assets and performance.
Is Tesla The Greatest Short In History?
We are clearly living real-time in a meaningful mania where the stock has skyrocketed, more than doubled year to date and up more than 60% in five days.
The Coronavirus & Investment Process
Sticking to the investment process removes fear from the decision-making process which is crucial for long term investing success.
QE Or Not QE
We all learned in economics class the printing money and trying to disrupt the economic cycle through artificial means will end badly in a torrent of unintended consequences.
Your Habits Will Determine Your Outcomes
An important idea that I take from self-improvement Twitter and have been good about incorporating into my life is that success comes from habits. There is of course a parallel to saving an investing.


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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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...
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 (7 years 9 months)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (16 years 4 months)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 3 months)


San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics