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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For the first time since early January, the EUR/USD fell below $1.05 on a combination of investors’ concerns.

The US Dollar slipped in Asian trade as FX traders await the FOMC minutes which will show the outlook of the Federal Reserve’s voting members and gauge the possible timing of the next rate increase.

The Pound Sterling edged higher against the common currency Euro but was under some pressure versus the US Dollar as market players await testimony by members of the Bank of England.

The Euro is once again under pressure as political uncertainties surrounding the looming French presidential election impact investors’ sentiment.

The Euro gained ground versus the US Dollar in the wake of a weekend that included a relatively fruitless effort to pin down a presidential candidate for France’s leftist unity party.

The US Dollar Index remains fixed and close to a 1-week trough despite unexpectedly upbeat economic data which failed to give US Treasury instruments a yield boost.

The US Dollar finally broke course and ended an 11-day win streak today, retreating versus the Japanese Yen and the common currency Euro.

The US Dollar edged higher yet again, now on track for an 11th consecutive day of gains, even as investors focus on the upcoming release of inflation data to better gauge the Federal Reserve’s likely next move.

The Pound Sterling edged away from the Euro, retreating from the highest price in a month, as FX traders were awaiting the latest economic data from the UK, specifically January’s inflation.

The Pound Sterling edged higher against the US Dollar and extended its gains versus the Euro for the 6th consecutive day.