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. 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?
  2. Term

    Securities-Based Lending

    The practice of making loans using securities as collateral.
  3. 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.
  4. Economics

    Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, pipelines, telecommunications and REITs.
  5. Forex Strategies

    How Would The Euro Trade If If A Grexit Occurs?

    In the event of a Grexit, the euro could head towards parity with the USD.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may slow the brand's growth.
  7. Investing Basics

    Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  8. Investing

    How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  9. Personal Finance

    Five Of The Largest Asset Bubbles In History

    The five bubbles discussed here were among the biggest in history; their lessons should be heeded.
  10. Investing Basics

    What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  11. Investing

    Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq using ETFs and options.
  12. Personal Finance

    The Alpha And Omega Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford to live way beyond their means.
  13. Investing

    Should You Wade Into The Dark Pools Of Liquidity?

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small investors in the cold.
  14. 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.
  15. Term

    Roll Rate

    The percentage of credit card users who become increasingly delinquent on their accounts.
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