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
- Pound Slides Ahead of Key Vote
- 18 March, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling couldn't maintain momentum and edged lower against the US Dollar on doubts that the Prime Minister will be able to get her Brexit-related amendments Parliamentary approval.
- USD/JPY Higher after BOJ
- 15 March, 2019 GMT
The Bank of Japan, as had been predicted in the latest poll, maintained interest rates at the current -0.1%.
- Pound Loses Momentum as Voting Continues
- 14 March, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling couldn't maintain momentum ahead of the latest Parliamentary vote on the Brexit, and slipped against the US Dollar during London trade, falling from a 9-month peak.
- Pound Recovers After Another May Brexit Defeat
- 13 March, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling gained positive momentum after Tuesday's Parliamentary defeat of the Prime Minister's latest Brexit-related proposal.
- High Risk FX Demand Fueled by Brexit Hopes
- 12 March, 2019 GMT
The US Dollar and Japanese Yen both fell during Tuesday trading on news of a Brexit negotiation breakthrough which led to FX traders ditching the “safe haven” currencies in favor of higher risk assets.
- New Brexit Rumors Hit Sterling
- 11 March, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling moved lower on a media report which said that Theresa May may change tomorrow's critical Parliamentary Brexit vote.
- High Risk Currencies Under Pressure
- 6 March, 2019 GMT
The Australian Dollar struck a 2-month trough against its US counterpart during London trade on Wednesday as indications of a slowdown in the Australian economy are supporting analysts' expectations that the Reserve Bank of Australia will likely lower interest rates.
- Pound Traders Still Hopeful
- 5 March, 2019 GMT
Traders are still trying to push the Pound Sterling higher against the US Dollar as the sentiment shifts to favorable as regards the Brexit negotiations.
- Brexit Hopes Improving
- 4 March, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling edged higher against both the US Dollar and the Euro during London trade on Monday on increasingly positive signals from pro-Brexit Parliamentarians.
- Dollar Higher on Better than Expected Growth
- 1 March, 2019 GMT
The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen, after an unexpectedly upbeat GDP helped to lift the greenback.