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. Options & Futures

    Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, lack of time decay and liquidity.
  2. Products and Investments

    How to Create a New Financial Product in 10 Steps

    The 10 steps outlined here are essential to the creation of a new financial product.
  3. Stock Analysis

    Will Alphabet overtake Apple as No.1?

    With the difference in market cap between Apple and Alphabet at only $13.5 billion as of January 28, 2016, Alphabet appears poised to surpass Apple as the world's most valuable company.
  4. Markets

    Four Big Risks of Algorithmic High-Frequency Trading

    Algorithmic HFT has a number of risks, and it also can amplify systemic risk because of its propensity to intensify market volatility.
  5. Forex Education

    Four Currencies Under the Spotlight in 2016

    With currencies having become the “tail that wags the dog,” in terms of their impact on the global economy, these four currencies will be under the spotlight in 2016.
  6. Economics

    2 Key Markets To Watch In 2016

    If the U.S. and China's economies perform as expected, the global bull market should continue in 2016. If either stumbles, it could finally be over.
  7. Economics

    Four Factors Supporting the Global Economy in 2016

    The global economy enters 2016 on a promising note, with the growth pace forecast to be the fastest since 2011, thanks to a combination of four potent factors.
  8. Investing News

    The Hits and Misses of 2015

    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came from relatively obscure markets and investments.
  9. Term

    Business Cycle

    The fluctuations in economic activity that an economy experiences over a period of time. A business cycle is basically defined in terms of periods of expansion or recession.
  10. Investing Basics

    Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest or compound interest.
  11. Term

    Currency Forward

    A binding contract in the foreign exchange market that locks in the exchange rate for the purchase or sale of a currency on a future date. A currency forward is essentially a hedging tool that does not ...
  12. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Guide to Short Selling

    Want to profit on declining stocks? This trading strategy does just that.
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Five ETFs for Contrarian Investors

    Here are five ETF ideas that can be used by the contrarian investor.
  14. Economics

    Don't Hide From The Reality Of How Terrorism Affects The ...

    After major terror attacks, most people don't want to think about economics. But the post-terror economy affects the lives of the whole world, so it's important to be knowledgeable.
  15. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, ...

    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ranks of global titans does not last for very long.
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