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 Pound Sterling surged to a 7-week peak versus the US Dollar, gaining nearly 1% after President Trump’s healthcare bill was withdrawn from Congress.

The US Dollar steadied against the common currency Euro as FX markets await a key vote on Trump’s healthcare plan in the U.S. Congress.

The US Dollar struck a 4-month trough versus the Japanese Yen as risk-off sentiment grows.

For a brief moment, the EUR/USD edged above the $1.08, the first such occurrence in six weeks.

The US Dollar edged lower again after this past weekend’s G20 summit where talk was dominated by the protectionist policies of the US President.

With one day left in the week, the US Dollar is poised to finish off lower as investors digest the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will follow through with fewer rate hikes than expected in 2017.

The latest news from the Bank of Japan suggests that it would not immediately follow the lead of the Federal Reserve Bank and instead will hold with the current ultra-loose monetary policy.

Wary FX traders kept the US Dollar subdued as they await the latest policy update from the Federal Reserve Bank.

The Euro continues to come under pressure as a result of political uncertainty in upcoming elections in France and the Netherlands.

After three days of consecutive losses for the US Dollar, the greenback has finally regained positive momentum versus the Euro as well as for the US Dollar Index.