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. Investing

    How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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    Roll Rate

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

    The executor or administrator for the estate of a deceased person.
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    Program Manager

    A manager with oversight for the management of a specific program, generally in the credit card or information technology business.
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    Truncation

    The requirement mandated by the FTC for merchants to shorten the personal account information (PAN) printed on credit and debit card receipts.
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    Purchase-To-Pay

    An integrated system that fully automates the goods and services purchasing process for a business.
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    Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI)

    A security interest or claim on property that enables a lender who provides financing for the acquisition of goods or equipment to obtain priority ranking ahead of other secured creditors.
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    Jamming

    A scam perpetrated by bogus credit repair firms that involves the mail out of dispute letters en masse to credit bureaus on behalf of consumers with spotty credit histories.
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    Linked Transfer Account

    Accounts held by an individual at a financial institution that are connected to each other, in order to enable the transfer of funds to and from each other.
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