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. Term

    Zero-Sum Game

    A situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so that the net change in wealth or benefit is zero. A zero-sum game may have as few as two players, or millions of participants. ...
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    7 Best ETF Trading Strategies for Beginners

    Exchange-traded funds are ideal instruments for beginning traders and investors. Learn the seven best strategies for trading ETFs.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Who Actually Trades or Invests In Penny Stocks?

    Although penny stocks are highly speculative, millions of people trade them daily. Here are 10 different types who do.
  4. Term

    Record Date

    The cut-off date established by a company in order to determine which shareholders are eligible to receive a dividend or distribution.
  5. Trading Strategies

    How To Buy Penny Stocks (While Avoiding Scammers)

    Penny stocks are risky business. If want to trade in them, here's how to preserve your trading capital and even score the occasional winner.
  6. Personal Finance

    Careers: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking

    Equity research is sometimes viewed as the unglamorous, lower-paid cousin to investment banking. In this article, we compare the two careers.
  7. Forex Strategies

    How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
  8. Economics

    Is OPEC The World's Unofficial Oil Central Bank?

    Could OPEC ever function as a central bank for crude oil? Not likely.
  9. Fundamental Analysis

    Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil perform even better.
  10. Forex Strategies

    Forex or Stock Trading: Which Works For You?

    Even though the odds favor stock trading, forex trading has several advantages to offer a particular type of investor.
  11. Term

    Asset Turnover Ratio

    The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets in a year, calculated by dividing sales by assets.
  12. Trading Strategies

    Dividend Versus Buyback: Which Is Better?

    Companies reward their shareholders in two main ways--by paying dividends or buying back shares. An increasing number of blue-chips are now doing both.
  13. Credit & Loans

    Why Securities-Based Lending Became A Big Business

    Securities-based lending—using one's investments as collateral to secure a loan—has become big business for brokers and banks. Should we be concerned about its increasing popularity?
  14. Term

    Securities-Based Lending

    The practice of making loans using securities as collateral.
  15. Forex Strategies

    Three Currencies Benefiting From Low Oil Prices

    The Indian rupee is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the slide in oil prices, followed by the Indonesian rupiah and British pound.
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