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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Forex Strategies

    How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

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

    Is OPEC The World's Unofficial Oil Central Bank?

    Could OPEC ever function as a central bank for crude oil? Not likely.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Term

    Securities-Based Lending

    The practice of making loans using securities as collateral.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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