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 Bachelor's from the Karnatak University, India (Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics & Communication) and Masters from Bombay University (Master of Management Studies)

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"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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    An Introduction to Dark Pools

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  2. Trading Strategy

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

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    Disadvantages of Stock Simulators

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    How to Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
  7. Investing Strategy

    Strategies to Trade the Nasdaq Index

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  8. Investing Strategy

    Buying Stocks When the Price Goes Down: A Mistake?

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    How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

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    The 5 Countries with the Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates.
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    Negative Option Deals

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    10 Countries with the Biggest Forex Reserves

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    Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

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    The Origins Of Greece's Debt Crisis

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  15. Artificial Intelligence

    How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
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