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


Reading Roundup: Looking For Resilience
Is the world more fragile, or just our country? To the extent things are bad collectively doesn't mean they must be bad for you individually if you are ready.
Dissecting Barron's Retirement Cover Story
Not having at least a Plan B one year from retirement will very likely lead to a bad outcome. You are not prepared for retirement if you don't have even a partial backup plan.
A Great Year To Test Alternative Strategies
I either want an alternative to zig when the stock market zags or I want it to offer a smoother ride to a similar result.
The 4% Rule Is Dead... Continued
Successful people are best able to adapt.
The S&P 500 Is At Its High And Yes, That Makes No Sense
The market is at a high, repeating a behavior that has occurred many times before; equity markets rise when the shouldn't on a very regular basis.
It Boils Down To Having The Correct Asset Allocation
if half your portfolio is in cash and bonds, the other half needs to do a lot of work If you are behind where you should be for your age and intended retirement date then yes, your equity exposure does need to do a lot of work.


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 (8 years 5 months)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (17 years)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 11 months)


San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics