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 Gains on New Plan Hope
- 20 May, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling made some headway in Monday trade as the Prime Minister makes one final attempt to pushing through her Brexit deal.
- Dollar Bounces on Solid Data
- 17 May, 2019 GMT
The US Dollar Index remained close to a 2-week peak, lifted by the latest data on the US economy coupled with a bounce in US Treasury instrument yields.
- Pound at 3-month Trough on Brexit Worries
- 16 May, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling continues to wallow close to a 3-month trough as Theresa May's future and her Brexit proposal are pondered in the UK Parliament.
- Euro Falls Despite Upbeat German Data
- 15 May, 2019 GMT
Despite news that showed that Germany's growth had bounced in the first quarter, it was not enough to jump start the Euro which traded close to a 1-week trough.
- Pound Pressured after Labor Data
- 14 May, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling continued to be under pressure as FX traders assess the latest employment data out of the UK.
- Wary Traders Push Pound Higher
- 13 May, 2019 GMT
Despite the news that a deal on the Brexit departure could be struck between the two major political parties, uncertainty among investors kept the Pound Sterling steady but unable to move higher.
- Safe Haven Rally Pauses
- 10 May, 2019 GMT
In Asian trade, the Japanese Yen reversed direction after earlier gaining ground against the US Dollar.
- Darkening Outlook Dampens Pound Sentiment
- 9 May, 2019 GMT
The lack of progress in the Parliamentary discussions centered around the Brexit process have continued to weigh on the currency which saw little action during Thursday trade.
- Pound Pressured by Parliamentary Stalemate
- 8 May, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling continued to crack under pressure and is set to record its third straight day of losses unless there is some positive news on the Brexit front.
- Sterling Lower as Brexit Talks Continue
- 7 May, 2019 GMT
With the resumption of Brexit talks between the opposing factions within the UK Parliament, the Pound Sterling was trading close to the $1.31 level.