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.
Standard Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:SDE) has completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Penco Oil and Gas Ltd. in exchange for 6,153,947 common shares in the capital of the Corporation. Penco, an Alberta-based privately held company, is actively exploring and producing oil and gas in Alberta.
The Vancouver Sun reported that a group of First Nations in British Columbia is asking to the United Nations to investigate the actions of the provincial government on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
CTV News reported that Statoil Canada Exploration has made a new major oil discovery off the coast of Newfoundland. Though production is no expected until after 2020, Statoil and Calgary-based Husky Energy have identified a reservoire of light crude that could hold between 300 million and 600 million barrels of recoverable oil.
United States Congress debates surrounding a military strike against Syria pushed fears of crude oil supply disruptions in the Middle East under the rug on Wednesday. But according to market experts, whether or not the US strikes out against Syria, the oil market is in for a bullish time.