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. Fundamental Analysis

    Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP, ORCL)

    The many benefits of ERP systems such as greater control, improved productivity and better integration offset risks such as its high cost and possibility of implementation failure.
  2. 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.
  3. Investing

    This is the Cheapest Major Stock Market Globally

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index trades at a P/E of 9, compared with a P/E of between 15 and 20 for most major indices.
  4. Investing Basics

    What Thematic Dominance Among Mega-caps Means

    The ranks of mega-caps are now dominated by U.S. companies and two broad sectors to an unprecedented extent. Should investors be worried?
  5. Investing

    A Breakdown on the Low-cost Airline Industry

    LCCs have become powerful players in the airline sector globally as cost-conscious consumers embrace their no-frills approach.
  6. Term

    Equity Co-Investment

    A minority investment made by investors in a company alongside a private equity fund manager or venture capital firm.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% from their present levels, while Facebook and Alphabet are expected to advance ...
  8. Investing Basics

    Strategies for Trading Volatility With Options (NFLX)

    These five strategies are used by traders to capitalize on stocks or securities that exhibit high volatility.
  9. Term

    Bail-In

    Rescuing a financial institution that is on the brink of failure by forcing its creditors and depositors to take a haircut on their holdings.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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