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. Financial Analysis

    Book Value Reduction

    A book value reduction takes place when writing down the value of an asset's carry value, based on changes in current market ...
  2. 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.
  3. Markets & Economy

    The Great Recession

    The Great Recession was the sharp decline in economic activity during the late 2000s and is considered the largest downturn ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    Working Capital

    Working capital, also known as net working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and operational efficiency.
  5. Markets & Economy

    Carry Trade

    Carry trade is a trading strategy that involves borrowing at a low interest rate and investing in an asset that provides ...
  6. Investing Strategy

    How a Protective Collar Works

    Find out how a protective collar is a good strategy for getting downside protection that is more cost-effective than merely ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    Convertible Arbitrage

    Convertible arbitrage is a trading strategy that involves taking a long position in a convertible security and a short position ...
  8. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    Using Interest Rate Parity to Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity – fundamental knowledge ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    Comparing The P/E, EPS And Earnings Yield

    P/E may be the established standard for valuation purposes, but the earnings yield is especially useful for comparing potential ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money or the rate paid on a deposit to an investor. Interest can be classified ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    Problem Child

    A problem child is one of the four categories in the growth-market share matrix, and is a business with a small market share ...
  13. Forex & Currencies

    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. ...
  14. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Additional Cardholder

    An additional cardholder is an authorized secondary user added to an account by the primary cardholder.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Veblen Good

    Veblen goods are goods that are perceived to be exclusive as long as prices remain high or increase.
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