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 Strategy

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

    Traders generally buy and sell securities more frequently and hold positions for much shorter periods than investors, which can result in costly mistakes.
  2. Investing Strategy

    Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers are adversely affected by it.
  3. Markets & Economy

    Bail-In

    A bail-in is an alternative to bail-outs of failing banks where investors take a loss rather than governments and taxpayers.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Why the Purchasing Managers' Index Matters

    The Purchasing Managers' Index is a telling sign of the U.S. economy. But what is it?
  5. Markets & Economy

    How Inflation and Unemployment Are Related

    How can inflation affect unemployment, and vice versa? Here we examine wage inflation, stagflation and the Phillips Curve.
  6. Markets & Economy

    10 Countries With The Biggest Forex Reserves

    Without adequate reserves, a nation's economy can grind to a halt. Here are the 10 nations with the biggest forex reserves.
  7. Politics & Money

    Are Negative Interest Rates Good or Bad?

    The jury is still out on the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and whether they help or hurt the national and global economy.
  8. Investing Strategy

    Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term

    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from time to time.
  9. Markets & Economy

    The number of shares being offered for purchase at a specified bid price, that a buyer is willing to purchase at that bid price. For example, if an investor wants to buy 200 shares of Company ABC at $1 ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    Securities Lending

    The act of loaning a stock, derivative, other security to an investor or firm. Securities lending requires the borrower to put up collateral, whether cash, security or a letter of credit. When a security ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    3 Industries That Benefit from Low Interest Rates (LEN,EXPE,NFLX)

    The industries that benefit the most from low interest rates are home builders and home-improvement retailers; the consumer discretionary sector; and REITs.
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest or compound interest.
  13. ETFs

    Top Four ETFs That Track The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ,TQQQ,QLD,QQEW)

    There's a Nasdaq 100 ETF for investors and traders of all stripes, from the basic Qubes, to the turbocharged ProShares Ultra and UltraPro ETFs, and the Equal Weighted ETF.
  14. Markets & Economy

    3 Reasons Why The US EXIM Bank Matters

    Ex-Im Bank supports American job creation by financing exports, it fills gaps in export financing, and it enables U.S. companies to compete against overseas firms.
  15. Alternative Investments

    Gold is Glittering in 2016: Here are 4 Reasons Why (GLD)

    Gold surged 17% in the first quarter of 2016, its biggest quarterly gain in three decades. Here are four reasons why gold is glittering in 2016.
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