Barbara Zigah

Barbara Zigah
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About Barbara Zigah

Barbara Zigah was awarded a B.Sc. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland many many years ago (she won’t admit how many), and has worked in numerous positions both on Wall Street and on the proverbial Main Street. But it was only four years ago that she began her financial writing career, and it began right here at Daily Forex, when the CEO recognized fresh, untapped potential and was willing to give her a try. She’s never looked back. Since then, she’s worked steadily as a freelance writer and editor in the financial services and forex-related industry.

When not regaling readers with the thrilling events of the Eurozone’s plight, she enjoys life as a wife and mother of three incredibly brilliant children, and currently lives in Ghana, W. Africa – a hop, skip and a jump (plus a 10 hour plane ride) from her real home in N.J.

To live “well” in a developing country, she says, requires a great deal of flexibility, a fair amount of hard currency and not a little patience. Things that she once took for granted – fast food restaurants at every corner, high speed internet, quality health care and insurance, among them – now come with a high price, if they come at all.

As the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes, Barbara knows first hand how difficult it is to keep her child healthy and thriving and has begged, pleaded and moved mountains to ensure that she stays that way. But she knows that her daughter is the “lucky” one here, as too few families in Ghana can afford even the cost of life-saving insulin, much less the glucose meters and strips that are critical to the care of any person with type 1 diabetes.

Aside from her freelance writing duties, she is a voracious reader of nearly every genre and is a dedicated player of Scrabble and games of that ilk. A creative cook (out of necessity!), she has mastered homemade pizza dough and ricotta cheese and her kids are anxious for her to quit her day job and open up a restaurant so they can eat pizza all day, every day. But seriously, it is her one day dream to become an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry and she and her husband are working toward that goal.

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The latest drop in oil prices served to put sell pressure on commodity-linked currencies, including the Aussie, Kiwi and Canadian Dollars.

The US Dollar was on the backfoot during Thursday trading in London after the US central bank was seen as unexpectedly dovish in its latest policy minutes.

The US Dollar was mixed after one Federal Reserve official helped to raise expectations that the central bank is likely to raise interest rates again this year after all.

The US Dollar edged higher on Friday, generally due to better than expected economic data from the US which helped to temper the latest sell off in the wake of the fallout from the Trump debacle.

Despite a short rally, the US Dollar remains under pressure and was broadly lower. Safe haven demand was also markedly higher in the aftermath of yesterday’s announcement from the US Justice Department that a special investigator has been appointed.

The Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc both hit multi-week peaks versus the US Dollar as the scrutiny into the Donald Trump White House escalates.

The common currency Euro edged higher against the Dollar and hit level not seen since early November, when the US first elected Donald Trump as president.

The New Zealand Dollar fell near to a 1-year trough against the US Dollar as concerns over the New Zealand economy trumped the recent bounce in the price of oil.

The US Dollar is currently under some pressure but earlier in the session it had held steady and near to an 8-week peak versus the Japanese Yen, the rise coming only after risk appetite recovered.

The Pound Sterling held steady and traded close to a recently struck 7-month peak versus the US Dollar as investors await Thursday’s release of the inflation report by the Bank of England.