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.
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.
Mineweb reported that a second defendant has been charged in connection with a $90.1 million silver Ponzi scheme instigated by a former national commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group has allegedly bilked $59 million from more than 1,000 investors in 25 states.
Patriot Gold Corp. (OTCBB:PGOL) announced to start a resource definition drill program to expand the parameters of a potential starter pit at the Moss Gold-Silver project located in Arizona. The program is to be conducted by Northern Vertex, the project’s partner.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSXV:SVL) announced an amended purchase agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Ltd., and including Canaccord Genuity Corp. for 11,765,000 of its common shares at a price of $2.55 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $30,000,750 on a bought deal basis.
Silver Wheaton (TSX:SLW) announced the closing of a purchase between the company and HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) whereby Silver Wheaton has purchased 100% of the life of mine silver production from the currently producing 777 Mine as well as 100% life of mine production from the Constancia Project. Silver Wheaton is also to receive 100% of the life of mine gold production from 777 Mine until Constancia satisfied a completion test or the end of 2016 at which point gold from 777 will be reduced to 50%.