Elvis Picardo, CFA

Elvis Picardo, CFA

Elvis Picardo is Vice President-Research and a portfolio manager at Global Securities Corporation in Vancouver, Canada. He brings a global perspective to investment research and portfolio management, obtained through more than two decades of international capital markets experience in Canada, India and Hong Kong. His experience spans a wide range of asset classes – equities, options, fixed income and currencies. Elvis is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and holds the Canadian Investment Manager designation; he also has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master's in Management Studies. Opinions expressed herein are his own.

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  1. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Apply Technical Indicators To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds do not readily lend themselves to technical analysis, but investors can use common indicators to evaluate mutual funds as easily as stocks.
  2. Investing Basics

    The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities for profit.
  3. Savings

    The Top Ten Economic Indicators In The UK

    We list below ten key economic indicators for the United Kingdom, the world’s 6th-largest economy.
  4. Forex Education

    How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative?
  5. Economics

    How Terrorism Affects Markets and the Economy

    Terrorism causes quantifiable short-term and long-term costs. After major terror attacks, markets tend to drop quickly but recover within a year.
  6. Forex Education

    Trading Forex With Binary Options

    Binary options are an alternative way, with a major advantage, for traders to play the forex market.
  7. Investing

    How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

    We look at how the SEC tracks and tries to stop insider trading - a seemingly impossible task.
  8. Options & Futures

    How To Trade Jobless Claims with Binary Options

    Binary options on events typically have economic data such as nonfarm payrolls or jobless claims as the underlying. We explain.
  9. Options & Futures

    How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the use of options.
  10. Personal Finance

    The Canadian Economy, At A Glance

    The 12 economic indicators described here together provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the Canadian economy.
  11. Trading Strategies

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

    Traders generally buy and sell securities more frequently and hold positions for much shorter periods than investors, which can result in costly mistakes.
  12. Economics

    How US & European Union Sanctions Are Crippling Russia

    Economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are having a crippling effect; the Russian economy shrank for the first time in five years.
  13. Options & Futures

    Apple As An Example Of How a Protective Collar Works

    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus long put position.
  14. Options & Futures

    Apple As An Example Of How to Use a Bull Call Spread to ...

    Here's how you can use a bull call spread to trade stocks.
  15. Forex Education

    The Top Uses For P2P Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) currency exchange networks offer a viable and cheaper alternative for buying and selling currencies.
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