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


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.
Don't Wait To Solve Your Retirement Problems
Americans are woefully undersaved for retirement. This is a problem which can't be ignored.
Stay Curious
Choosing the familiar over the unfamiliar is a common human behavior. And yes, there's an investing implication coming...
Sell, Mortimer, Sell!
There's nothing wrong with drawing conclusions about the significance of any sort of event you believe is important, but you can't let those conclusions cloud your investment strategy judgment.
Is There A Tradeoff Between Freedom & Happiness In Investing?
In the last couple of days I've seen several Tweets that addressed the relationship between happiness and freedom. I have been writing about the investment implications of this for years...
A New Defensive Tool From Direxion?
Direxion ETFs are mostly known for 3X levered long and 3X levered short funds on indexes ranging from very broad to very narrow. I've never used Direxion funds but have never been opposed to levered products in that they can be effectively.


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 8 months)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (16 years 3 months)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 2 months)


San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics