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.
This week, Wyoming-based in-situ uranium producer Ur-Energy released a preliminary economic assessment for its wholly owned Shirley Basin in-situ leach operation. On the whole, it indicates better-than-expected results.
It’s probably not on investors’ go-to list for uranium exposure, but the Global X Uranium ETF has been doing much better. If the uranium price keeps rising, it could be a good option for those interested in the commodity.
Uranium exploration in northern Saskatchewan has been going in a different direction recently. With the south of the basin staked-out, companies are looking once again to the under-explored northeastern part of Saskatchewan and into Manitoba where many of the same ingredients exist for high-grade mineralization potential. To learn more about the region, we spoke with Kivallq Energy’s Jeff Ward and Northern Uranium’s Chad Ulansky for insight on what’s brought them to the region.
Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSXV:KIV) is a Vancouver-based company exploring for uranium on the 495,883 acre Genesis Property located northeast of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. In addition, Kivalliq holds Canada’s highest-grade uranium resource outside of Saskatchewan.
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.