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.
It’s true that gold is a very fickle metal. Investors look to gold as a store of wealth, a safe haven against financial uncertainty and a hedge against the US dollar. Other times, gold is purchased on the back of supply/demand issues or as a buffer in times of geopolitical turmoil. But what happens to gold prices when investors are faced with many of these scenarios at the same time?
Gold prices hit their highest level in three weeks July 17 following an announcement by Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke that suggested the central bank could decide not to slow its stimulus program later this year.
The recent volatility in the gold market has investors taking a second look at their strategies. In this interview with The Gold Report, Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks of U.S. Global Investors discuss their criteria for their investment decisions, the factors they think will affect the gold sector and how ETFs are distorting the gold equities market.
Interest rates will be low for a long time, predicts Commodity Capital Global Mining Fund Manager Tobias Tretter. Despite predictions of a gold bubble bursting, Tretter says in this interview with The Gold Report that the gold bull run will continue. In fact, Tretter still sees tremendous opportunity in a number of junior gold companies that have been largely ignored by the market.
Timmins Gold (TSX:TMM) reported results from the ongoing drill program at the San Francisco mine located in Sonora, Mexico. To date, a total of 28,170 meters over 125 holes have been drilled around the San Francisco pit.