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.
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.
This week, Lundin Mining joined the ranks of companies in the mergers and acquisitions game, with the announcement that it would be scooping up Freeport McMoran’s 80 percent interest in the Candelaria mining complex in Chile.
Friday’s US nonfarm payroll data proved trying for precious metals prices as the better than expected results weighed heavy on metal prices. Gold slipped down below $1,200, reaching a 2014 low of $1,190 before gaining back a couple of dollars. Silver prices also hit a snag, falling below $17.