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 remained close to a 2-week trough versus the US Dollar after the head of the Bank of England dampened investors’ expectations of a May rate hike.

The Pound Sterling moved lower against the US Dollar after the latest data increased investor uncertainty on possible rate increases from the Bank of England.

The Pound Sterling earlier hit a 4-day trough against the US Dollar after the unexpected release of inflation data which failed to meet analysts’ expectations.

Earlier during Tuesday trade in London, the Pound Sterling had hit a 22-month high.

The Pound Sterling edged higher against the US Dollar with FX traders focused on the latest data which could help raise expectations of another imminent rate hike from the Bank of England.

The US Dollar saw broad gains after an improvement in risk appetite helped to bolster equities and push yields on US treasury instruments significantly higher.

The US Dollar Index was higher at 89.751 .DXY, but still remains close to a 2-week trough as investors’ cautious nature prevails.

The Pound Sterling earlier struck a 2-week peak against the US Dollar after one key policymaker commented on the importance of a rate increase from the Bank of England.

The Pound Sterling edged higher against the US Dollar and is poised to finish off its 3rd straight day of gains after the latest data raised investors’ hopes

The Japanese Yen rose against the US Dollar as FX traders sought the safe haven currency after the US President raised the issue of Chinese tariffs yet again.