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. Applying Binary Options To Equity Markets
    Options & Futures

    Applying Binary Options To Equity Markets

    A binary option payout depends on the outcome of a “yes” or “no” proposition, related to the difference between underlying asset price and strike price.
  2. Where International Real Estate Is Booming
    Economics

    Where International Real Estate Is Booming

    Which country has the hottest property market right now? The answer will undoubtedly surprise you.
  3. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps
    Options & Futures

    Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  4. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company
    Investing Basics

    How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  5. Estimated Recovery Value (ERV)
    Term

    Estimated Recovery Value (ERV)

    The projected value of an asset that can be recovered in the event of liquidation or winding down.
  6. Book Value Reduction
    Term

    Book Value Reduction

    Reducing the value at which an asset is carried on the books because changes in the asset or market conditions have reduced its current market value.
  7. Registered Holder
    Term

    Registered Holder

    Shareholders who hold their shares directly with a company.
  8. Recovery Rate
    Term

    Recovery Rate

    The extent to which principal and accrued interest on a debt instrument that is in default can be recovered, expressed as a percentage of face value.
  9. Accelerated Dividend
    Term

    Accelerated Dividend

    Special dividends paid by a company ahead of an imminent change in the treatment of dividends, such as an adverse change in dividend taxation.
  10. Discounted Payoff
    Term

    Discounted Payoff

    The repayment of a loan in an amount that is less than the principal balance outstanding.
  11. Cash Bonus
    Term

    Cash Bonus

    A lump sum of money awarded to an employee, either occasionally or periodically, for good performance.
  12. Discretionary Investment Management
    Term

    Discretionary Investment Management

    A form of investment management in which buy and sell decisions are made by a portfolio manager or investment counselor for the client's account.
  13. Execution Only
    Term

    Execution Only

    A trading service that is restricted to execution of trades only, without the client receiving any investment advice.
  14. Duty Of Loyalty
    Term

    Duty Of Loyalty

    A director's responsibility to act at all times in the best interests of the company.
  15. Duty Of Care
    Term

    Duty Of Care

    One of two primary fiduciary duties of directors, the duty of care requires them to make decisions in a reasonably prudent manner and in good faith.
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