Barbara Zigah

Barbara Zigah
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About Barbara Zigah

After working on Wall Street, Barb began her second career as a freelance writer at Daily Forex, where 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. After spending nearly 10 years living in Ghana, Barb is happy to be back home in New Jersey.

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.


Market News Analyst at DailyForex since 2008

Education:
B.S.c from the University of Maryland

Professional Experience:
Former contributor to eToro, freelance writer extraordinaire

Featured In:
National Mortgage Professional ,Benzinga


barbara-zigah@dailyforex.com

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A strengthening US dollar helped push the GBP/USD pair below the $1.35 level for the first time this year.

The US Dollar Index maintained positive sentiment and remained close to a 2-month peak on news of higher yields on US Treasury instruments

The pound sterling held just below a recently struck 2½ year peak against the US dollar, fueled by speculation that the Bank of England may take interest rates even lower than they are now, possibly to sub-zero levels.

The US dollar came under heavy pressure with the US Dollar Index striking a near 3-year trough as markets gauged the outcome of the Georgia Senate race.

The pound sterling was steady against its US and European counterparts, but is coming under pressure.

On the first trading day of the year, and trading outside of the EU, the pound sterling was lower against the euro, but higher against the US dollar.

The pound sterling extended recent gains during London trade on Thursday, gaining nearly 0.6% on the euro on news that market participants in the UK will be permitted to use EU trading platforms for an additional three-month period.

The US dollar came under pressure after news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a stimulus vote which would have supplied $2,000 relief payments.

The US Dollar Index remained close to a 2½ year trough during London trade on Tuesday as Forex traders sought out assets with higher risk yields.

The US President signed off on the latest aid package over the weekend amid a very public outcry for his initial decision to block it.