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.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL,NYSEMKT:SVLC) announced that the 3,000-tonne-per-day (tpd) mill and facilities (CCD-Merrill Crowe recovery) at its 100-percent-owned Santa Elena mine have been successfully commissioned.
Endeavour Silver (TSX:EDR, NYSE:EXK) has signed two contracts to sell its silver-gold concentrates and help boost production in 2013 from its Bolanitos mine in Guanajuato State in Mexico. Both contracts are commercially competitive with Endeavour’s costs to process the concentrate into saleable metals.
Silver Mountain Mines Inc. (TSXV:SMM) reported the results from soil, silt and rock samples collected during the company’s 2012 exploration program at its wholly owned Ptarmigan Property in British Columbia. Through the 2012 rock, soil and silt geochemical sampling program the company was able to identify several gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc anomalies which will warrant follow-up work in 2013.
MarketWatch reported that Mexican percious metals producer, Fesnillo, reported that it is on track with its gold and silver production targets for the year. The company delivered a higher than expected silver and gold prodcuction in Q3 of 2012.