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 Lower as SC Decision Awaited
- 23 September, 2019 GMT
Pound traders were awaitng the decision from the Supreme Court of Britain to determine whether or not the Prime Minister misled the Queen over his intention to suspend the British Parliament.
- Pound Loses Ground after Retail Sales
- 19 September, 2019 GMT
After the release of disappointing retail sales figures, the Pound Sterling has struggled to regain traction against the greenback.
- Pound Lower after CPI
- 18 September, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling came under pressure after inflation data showed an unexpectedly greater decline than analysts had predicted.
- Johnson Stands Firm on Brexit
- 17 September, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling slipped against its US counterpart and moved off the recently struck 6-week peak as Boris Johnson doubled down on his assertions that he would not request a Brexit delay.
- Pound Slides on Profit Taking
- 16 September, 2019 GMT
Profit taking by FX traders who remain wary that Britain will be able to secure an agreement before the October Brexit deadline has pushed the Pound lower during London trade.
- Yen Struggles for Traction
- 13 September, 2019 GMT
The Japanese Yen continues to flirt with a 6-week trough against the US Dollar as hopeful indications that China and the U.S. were moving closer to an agreement over their long-running trade dispute.
- Euro Higher Ahead of ECB Decision
- 12 September, 2019 GMT
The common currency Euro is trading close to the $1.10 level ahead of the European Central Bank's policy decision.
- Pound Higher as Brexit Fears Fade
- 11 September, 2019 GMT
The British Pound floated higher and remained just off a 6-week peak as concerns over a hard Brexit seem to be receding, despite Boris Johnson's efforts to pull Britain out of the EU, with or without a deal.
- Pound Pressured as Jitters Resume
- 10 September, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling remains under sell pressure despite news that the UK Parliament was going to try to force the Prime Minister to request a new deadline.
- Pound Helped by Solid Data
- 9 September, 2019 GMT
The Pound Sterling is moving close to a 5-week peak on revived hopes that next month's withdrawal from the European Union will not be an overly difficult one after all.