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. Alternative Investments

    Exchange Traded Derivative

    An exchange traded derivative is a derivative that is standardized and traded on a regulated exchange.
  2. Financial Analysis

    Discounted Future Earnings

    Discounted future earnings is a method of valuation used to estimate a firm's worth.
  3. Markets & Economy

    How The Unemployment Rate Affects Everybody

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate and how ...
  4. Asset Allocation

    Risk Shifting

    Risk shifting is the transfer of risk to another party.
  5. Financial Analysis

    Capitalization Ratios

    Capitalization ratios are indicators that measure the proportion of debt in a company’s capital structure.
  6. Markets & Economy

    Gray Market

    A gray market is an unofficial market where securities or goods are traded.
  7. Alternative Investments

    Placement Agent

    A placement agent is an intermediary who raises capital for investment funds.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    The price-to-cash-flow ratio is a stock valuation indicator that measures the value of a stock’s price to its cash flow per ...
  9. Mutual Funds

    Exposure Netting

    Exposure netting is a method of hedging currency risk by offsetting exposure in one currency with exposure in the same or ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    P/E 10 Ratio

    The P/E 10 ratio is a valuation measure, generally applied to broad equity indices, that uses real per-share earnings over ...
  11. International / Global

    Economic Exposure

    Economic exposure is a type of foreign exchange exposure caused by the effect of unexpected currency fluctuations on a company’s ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    Degree of Financial Leverage - DFL

    Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) is a ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share to fluctuations ...
  13. Laws & Regulations

    How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

    We look at how the SEC tracks and tries to stop insider trading - a seemingly impossible task.
  14. Investing Strategy

    Gross Exposure

    Gross exposure is the absolute level of a fund's investments, including the value of a fund's long and short positions.
  15. Career / Compensation

    Careers: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking

    Equity research is sometimes viewed as the unglamorous, lower-paid cousin to investment banking. In this article, we compare ...
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