Elvis Picardo, CFA

Elvis Picardo, CFA

Elvis Picardo is a Portfolio Manager at HollisWealth®, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. (HollisWealth) and is based in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to joining HollisWealth, he was Vice-President Research and a Portfolio Manager at a leading independent investment dealer in Vancouver. He brings a global perspective to investment research and portfolio management, obtained through more than two decades of international capital markets experience in diverse disciplines. His experience spans a wide range of asset classes – equities, options, fixed income and currencies. Elvis holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Canadian Investment Manager designations, as well as degrees in engineering and management studies. Opinions expressed herein are his alone, and not those of HollisWealth. 

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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 ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    Solvency Ratio

    Solvency ratio is a key metric used to measure an enterprise’s ability to meet its debt and other obligations.
  3. Financial Analysis

    Reverse Stock Split

    A reverse stock split is a corporate action in which a company reduces the total number of its outstanding shares.
  4. Trading Strategy

    Moving Average - MA

    A moving average (MA) is a widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income


    Barbell is an investment strategy applicable primarily to a fixed-income portfolio, in which half the portfolio is made up ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    Helicopter Drop (Helicopter Money)

    A helicopter drop is a hypothetical, unconventional monetary policy tool aimed at injecting cash directly to the public. ...
  7. Crime & Fraud

    Credit Card Dump

    A credit card dump is a criminal practice that copies information from active credit cards to create duplicates for fraudulent ...
  8. Forex & Currencies

    Covered Interest Arbitrage

    Covered interest arbitrage is a strategy where an investor uses a forward contract to hedge against exchange rate risk, returns ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    Currency Depreciation

    Currency depreciation is a decrease in the level of a currency in a floating exchange rate system due to market forces that ...
  10. Forex & Currencies

    WM/Reuters Benchmark Rates

    WM/Reuters benchmark rates are spot and forward foreign exchange rates used as standard rates for portfolio valuation and ...
  11. Forex & Currencies

    Indirect Quote

    An indirect quote is a currency quotation in the foreign exchange markets that expresses the amount of foreign currency required ...
  12. Forex & Currencies

    Exchange Rate

    An exchange rate is the price of a nation’s currency in terms of another currency. It has two components, the domestic currency ...
  13. Politics & Money

    Discount Rate

    Discount rate is the interest rate charged to commercial banks and other depository institutions for loans received from ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Learn Simple and Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, it can be classified as simple ...
  15. International / Global

    BHD (Berhad)

    BHD is a suffix identifying a public limited company in Malaysia.
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