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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

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Don’t Let Big Tech Ruin You
The person who decides to switch to an index fund that uses an alternative weighting process is not a passive investor, they are making a very active decision, using what might be a passive vehicle to do it.
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There’s An ETF For That
If volatility is back, it makes sense for investors to ask themselves whether they should attempt to manage or smooth out their portfolio’s volatility.
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Paying The (Volatility) Tax Man
Investors make poor (emotional) decisions like selling at the wrong time and buying at the wrong time and suffer for it. One trigger for these poor decisions is the bad kind of volatility (the volatility that sends markets lower).
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Are Alternatives Substitute For Equities?
Equities are the asset class that goes up the most, most of the time. Any other asset class exposure is likely to underperform equities most of the time. This includes bonds, commodities and various alternative strategies.
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Game Planning: Another Lost Decade
Don’t spend time guessing what the average return will be for the next ten years, instead, game-plan for a market that turns out to offer disappointing returns.
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Planning Priorities
A 4% withdrawal rate indexed to inflation is widely accepted as having a favorable outcome more than 90% of the time.
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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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Work Experience

Portfolio Manager
AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR)
July 2012 - Present (6 years 2 months)
Portfolio Manager
Your Source Financial
2004 - Present (14 years 9 months)
Institutional Equity & Options trader
Charles Schwab
1993 - 2001 (8 years 8 months)

Education

San Diego State University
Bachelor's Degree in Economics

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