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
- Volatility Drives USD/JPY
- 23 February, 2018 GMT
While the US Dollar earlier skidded during Asian trading on Friday, the Japanese Yen edged higher as investors moved into the safe haven currency.
- Pound Softer After Second GDP Reading
- 22 February, 2018 GMT
The Pound Sterling held close to a 1-week trough versus the US Dollar as FX traders await data that would support a Bank of England rate hike in May.
- Pound Lower After Labor Data Surprise
- 21 February, 2018 GMT
The Pound Sterling fell to a 1-week trough versus the US Dollar after the latest economic data surprised markets.
- Pound Loses Momentum
- 20 February, 2018 GMT
The Pound Sterling came under pressure after a US Dollar bounce, and because FX traders are waiting for a read on wage data which is due out on Wednesday.
- Dollar Headed for Another Weekly Loss
- 16 February, 2018 GMT
The US Dollar Index held near to a 3-year trough during Asian trading on Friday and is set to record the largest 1-week loss since May.
- Pound Higher Ahead of Data
- 15 February, 2018 GMT
The Pound Sterling edged higher against the US Dollar and cemented recent gains as FX traders await next week’s earnings data to provide some fresh momentum.
- Euro Strengthens After Dollar Sell Off
- 13 February, 2018 GMT
The Euro made some gains in Tuesday trading after improvement in the world’s equity markets compelled FX traders to move back to riskier investments.
- Increased Risk Appetite Helps Euro
- 12 February, 2018 GMT
The common currency Euro moved higher against the US Dollar after some recovery in risk averse sentiment had FX traders reversing Dollar bets.
- Dollar Climbs Despite Equities Rout
- 8 February, 2018 GMT
The US Dollar Index struck a 2-week peak as FX traders seek out the Dollar’s relative safety while European equities are in distress.
- Pound’s Outlook Dims According to Pollsters
- 8 February, 2018 GMT
According to the latest polls, the ongoing rally for the Pound Sterling is likely drawing to a close as mounting worries over the Brexit negotiations weigh more heavily.