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.
Strongbow Exploration Inc. (CVE:SBW) is a junior exploration company based in Vancouver, Canada. Strongbow has several areas of focused exploration in both Canada and the United States. The Company is currently concentrating its efforts on its Midway gold project in South Carolina, but is also working on defining a new belt of nickel/copper/cobalt sulphide deposits in central Canada and a number of early stage gold and copper-gold properties in British Columbia.
Nickel is a lustrous silvery-white, corrosion-resistant metal with a reddish tinge that has been used for thousands of years. A commonly over looked presence of modern day life, nickel is used in applications in buildings and infrastructure, household equipment, chemical production, and energy supply, to name a few.
It has been an eventful year for the price of nickel. The metal witnessed a rise in price early in the year, followed by its highest price since the fourth quarter of 2008. Since April, the metal has seen a sharp decline in its price, but has recovered nicely over the course of the rest of 2010.