Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Vivien first became involved with the stock market in 2006, when she started working for RBC Dominion Securities, the Royal Bank of Canada’s full-service brokerage firm. It was at RBC DS that Vivien gained an understanding of commodity investing and became intrigued with how the markets move in direct correlation with the economy.
In 2007, Vivien graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature. She later enrolled in the Writing and Communications program at Simon Fraser University. Vivien volunteered with the Investing News Network in the spring of 2010, and interned for Momentum Magazine in Vancouver. In the fall of 2010, Vivien began working for the Investing News Network in an official capacity as an assistant editor, where she is constantly learning more about the commodity markets. In the summer of 2011, Vivien was awarded a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.
It was a good week for the US dollar, which gained strength on the back of the Fed`s announcement that it will be ending its stimulus program. Meanwhile, Japan announced the start of its own quantitative easing program. As a result, commodities took a beating this week.
It’s been a rough month for Quebec lithium producer RB Energy, which went from production to shutdown in a matter of weeks on exhausted financials. To learn more about what happened, Lithium Investing News spoke with the company’s CEO, Richard Clark. He made it clear that despite the setback, he isn’t giving up on North America’s only lithium project.
Lockheed Martin announced last week that it has taken a revolutionary step forward in the field of nuclear fusion. The breakthrough, the company claims, could solve the world’s energy crisis. To test its theory, Lockheed will be building and testing a compact fusion reactor in less than a year.
Sluggish uranium prices haven’t stopped US uranium producer Ur-Energy. This week, the company released its Q3 production and operational results, and according to Raymond James analyst David Sadowski, they reaffirm his belief in the company.