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. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings
    Fundamental Analysis

    How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner with a giant mineral discovery, makes the risk of investing in companies with ...
  2. The Basics of Options Profitability
    Options & Futures

    The Basics of Options Profitability

    The adage "know thyself"--and thy risk tolerance, thy underlying, and thy markets--applies to options trading if you want it to do it profitably.
  3. Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons
    Credit & Loans

    Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons

    Debt consolidation is an attractive option for cash-strapped consumers who are struggling with debt, but make sure you are dealing with the right company.
  4. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights
    Investing Basics

    How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the current management and directors and the group trying to usher in change.
  5. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates ...
    Forex Education

    Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates ...

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads in the retail forex market.
  6. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average
    Investing Basics

    Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed equity indices in the world.
  7. The GDP And Its Importance
    Economics

    The GDP And Its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one number, few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate.
  8. Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Economics

    Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Of the BLS indicators, the change in nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate, as well as the CPI and PPI, are the ones most closely watched by investors.
  9. How To Invest In Toronto Stock Exchange Equities
    Investing Basics

    How To Invest In Toronto Stock Exchange Equities

    Although only 1/10th the size of the U.S. equity market, Canada has a number of world-leading companies in the financials, energy and materials sectors.
  10. Working Capital
    Term

    Working Capital

    This ratio indicates whether a company has enough short term assets to cover its short term debt. Anything below 1 indicates negative W/C (working capital).
  11. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists
    Investing News

    Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  12. What Is A Short ETF?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying index or asset gains in price.
  13. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts
    Options & Futures

    Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  14. Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A ...

    What would it take for a company to be the first to grab the coveted $1 trillion market-cap crown?
  15. Avoid ETFs With These Traits
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
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