Elvis Picardo

Elvis Picardo

  • • Portfolio manager with over 25 years of diverse capital markets experience, including more than 15 years as a strategist and equity analyst
  • • Portfolio Manager, HollisWealth - A Division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.
  • • Chartered Financial Analyst, Canadian Investment Manager


Areas of expertise include market analysis and strategy, equity research, fundamental analysis, options, advanced investment strategies and financial concepts. Regular contributor to Investopedia. Past or present contributor to - The Money Letter, Investor's Digest (Canada), Reuters.com, Report on Mining. Previously provided frequent commentary on stocks and markets for major newswires and media outlets, including Reuters, Report on Business TV and CBC.


Elvis received his Bachelors from the Karnatak University, India (Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics & Communication) and Masters from Bombay University (Master of Management Studies)

Quote from Elvis

"I enjoy helping people on their journey towards financial literacy because the benefits of this knowledge can last for a lifetime. Learning about finance and investing has tremendous scope to boost your net worth because it can help you make informed financial decisions, become a disciplined investor, and hopefully avoid expensive investing mistakes."

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  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    G.19 Report

    The G.19 report is a monthly statistical report from the U.S. Federal Reserve that shows outstanding credit extended to individuals.
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Debt-To-Limit Ratio

    The debt-to-limit ratio is the ratio of a consumer's total credit card balances versus total credit card limits, expressed ...
  3. Entrepreneurship

    Path To Profitability (P2P)

    Path to profitability is a clearly defined route to profitability as described in a business plan.
  4. Trading Strategy

    Stock Loan Rebate

    A Stock Loan Rebate is an amount of money paid from a stock lender to a borrower using cash as collateral.
  5. International / Global

    Lost Decade

    The Lost Decade is the period of economic stagnation in Japan during the 1990s.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    Total Debt-to-Capitalization Ratio

    The total debt-to-capitalization ratio measures the total amount of debt in a company’s capital structure.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Working Capital

    Working capital, also known as net working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and operational efficiency.
  9. Trading Instruments

    The Basics of Options Profitability

    Learn the various ways traders make money with options, and how it works.
  10. Forex & Currencies

    The money market hedge: How it works

    Hedge foreign exchange risk using the money market, which includes Treasury bills, bankers’ acceptances and commercial paper.
  11. Trading

    Stop-Loss Order

    A stop-loss order is an order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price.
  12. Trading Strategy

    Moving Average - MA

    A moving average (MA) is a technical analysis indicator that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from ...
  13. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Agency Swap Program

    An agency swap program is the explicit use of mortgage-backed securities to dispose of mortgage loans, typically resulting ...
  14. Credit, Loans & Mortgages


    A dongle is a small device that plugs into another electronic device, such as a computer or a smartphone, to increase the ...
  15. Forex & Currencies

    Carry Grid

    A carry grid is a trading strategy that involves buying currencies with relatively high interest rates and selling currencies ...
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