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.
Recently, Resource Investing News spoke with Kiril Mugerman, an analyst with Industrial Alliance Securities about the state of the current potash market. Potash investors will be interested to know that despite the overhanging doom and gloom sentiment felt in the market, there have been some indicators pointing to a recovery on the horizon.
Gensource Potash Corporation (TSXV:GSP) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Arizona Agropecuaria Ltda. Filial 2 of Brazil that outlines the frame work for the creation of a vertically integrated organization in the potash sector, meaning that the company has inked a deal with an end user.
Mining Weekly reported that Australian potash junior, Elemental Minerals (ASX:ELM) was disappointed that its off-market takeover offer by Hong Kong Stock Exchanged listed Dingyi Group Investment fell through. The stock exchange committee rebuffed the offer, classifying the deal as a “reverse takeover”.
In a recent interview with the Edmonton Journal, Brian Testo, CEO of Grizzly Discoveries, spoke about his company’s most recent mineral exploration venture. Grizzly Discoveries is in talks with an undisclosed potential partner about a $15-million investment in Grizzly’s Alberta potash project.
Reuters reported that despite the slowdown in the potash market over the last eight months, two junior potash companies have managed to shake off the bearish sentiment of the industry, bolstered by their proximity to two of the world’s most promising, but under-served fertilizer markets: Brazil and Africa.