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. Politics & Money

    Iraqi Central Bank

    The Iraqi Central Bank is the national central bank responsible primarily for managing monetary policy and supervision of ...
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH)

    Buy here pay here (BHPH) refers to used car dealers that sell vehicles as well as finance them, usually to buyers with bad ...
  3. Company Insights


    Bioinformatics is the application of computational technology to handle the rapidly growing repository of information related ...
  4. Company Insights

    Natural Selection

    Natural selection is a process whereby species which have traits that enable them to adapt in an environment survive and ...
  5. Company Insights


    Bioremediation is the use of living organisms such as microbes and bacteria to remove contaminants, pollutants and toxins ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    Working Capital

    Working capital, also known as net working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and operational efficiency.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Fee-Harvesting Card

    A fee-harvesting card is a credit card that charges excessive fees. It's often marketed to individuals with weak credit scores.
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Never Pay Strategy

    Never pay strategy refers to the act of starting a credit card account and buying items on the card with no plan of ever ...
  9. Trading Instruments

    How To Buy Options On the Dow Jones

    These four Dow Jones option buying strategies offer profitable alternatives to trading the exchange-traded fund directly. ...
  10. International / Global

    The Increasing Importance of the Reserve Bank of India

    With the Indian economy accounting for a great share of the global economy, the RBI is poised to become one of the world’s ...
  11. Mutual Funds


    Ex-distribution refers to a security or investment that trades without the rights to a specific distribution, or payment. ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    Accelerated Dividend

    An accelerated dividend is a special dividend that a company pays prior to an imminent change in the treatment of dividends, ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Hard-To-Sell Asset

    A hard-to-sell asset is an asset that is difficult for a company to dispose of.
  14. Financial Analysis

    Law Of Large Numbers

    The law of large numbers, in probability and statistics, states that as a sample size grows, its mean gets closer to the ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Business and the Economy

    The prisoner’s dilemma provides a strategy or framework for understanding how to strike a balance between cooperation and ...
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