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.
Latest 10 Articles
- Central Bank Decisions Worry Traders
- 19 July, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar Index was trading close to a 10-month trough as investors await major policy decisions from several of the globe’s key central banks.
- Dollar Slides as Rate Hike Hopes Dim
- 18 July, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar Index traded at 10-month trough as concerns grow over the Federal Reserve’s likeliness to hike interest rates given the current economic environment.
- Brexit Wary Traders Push Pound Lower
- 18 July, 2017 GMT
The Pound Sterling came under pressure against the US Dollar as cautious traders exert their influence ahead of the Brexit negotiations.
- Loonie’s Upward March Continues
- 14 July, 2017 GMT
The Canadian Dollar, familiarly known as the Loonie, firmed against the greenback late on Thursday and extended earlier gains after the Bank of Canada’s announcement yesterday that it had raised the benchmark lending rate.
- Yellen’s Cautious Tone Lifts Aussie and Kiwi Dollars
- 13 July, 2017 GMT
The Aussie and Kiwi Dollars benefited from the greenback’s slide after yesterday’s testimony by the head of the Federal Reserve suggested some caution ahead in terms of interest rates.
- US Dollar Gains Broad Ground
- 11 July, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar edged broadly higher, gaining especially on the common currency Euro and the Japanese Yen.
- Traders Slow to Push Dollar Higher Ahead of NFP
- 07 July, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar remained on a steady course in Asian trading and is poised to record gains for the week.
- Dollar Struggles for Traction
- 05 July, 2017 GMT
The safe haven Japanese Yen fell versus the US Dollar, but the greenback failed to make any headway against the common currency Euro as FX traders await minutes from the Federal Reserve Bank.
- Dollar Recovers after Poor Showing
- 03 July, 2017 GMT
After news that the greenback suffered its worst quarterly performance in more than seven years, the US Dollar managed to recover lost ground.
- Canadian Dollar Rises on Hawkish Comments
- 30 June, 2017 GMT
The Canadian Dollar touched a 5-month peak versus the US Dollar yesterday, in part due to a rise in oil prices, but also because of higher domestic yields.