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
- Euro Steadies Despite German Political Worries
- 21 November, 2017 GMT
The common currency Euro steadied finally after recording its largest decline in about a month yesterday.
- Pound Gains Momentum on Brexit Talk Hopes
- 20 November, 2017 GMT
The Pound Sterling edged higher against the US Dollar after the weekend’s news on the Brexit negotiations helped lift Cable in Monday trade.
- Dollar Traders Remain Wary of Tax Reform
- 17 November, 2017 GMT
he US Dollar Index, viewed as a solid gauge of the relative weight of the greenback, had edged away from Wednesday’s 4-week low of 93.402 .DXY but continues to remain close at 93.556 .DXY.
- Pound Struggles for Traction After Data
- 16 November, 2017 GMT
The Pound Sterling experienced only a small improvement after today’s release of unexpectedly upbeat retail sales figures.
- Aussie Dollar Pressured by Disappointing Data
- 15 November, 2017 GMT
The Aussie Dollar was among the currency world’s biggest movers, losing some 0.6% against the US Dollar and touching on a 4-month trough.
- Euro Higher after Prelim GDP Report
- 14 November, 2017 GMT
The EUR/USD hit a 2-week peak during trade in London as FX traders resumed their purchases of risky European assets on expectations that Eurozone growth is likely to remain strong, in spite of a low rate environment.
- AUD/USD Forecasts Muted
- 13 November, 2017 GMT
According to the most recent forecasts, the Aussie Dollar isn’t likely to get much of a boost in the future, with little to no movement predicted for the coming 12 months.
- Dollar in Doldrums Over Tax Reform Worries
- 10 November, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar continues to be under pressure in Asian trading and is poised to record a loss for the week on investor disappointment over the latest tax reform proposals.
- Yen Rises after Nikkei Volatility
- 09 November, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar edged lower against the Japanese Yen after an unexpected decline in Japan’s stock market dampened risk sentiment.
- Dollar Lower as Tax Reform Concerns Weigh
- 08 November, 2017 GMT
The US Dollar was broadly lower as investors begin to question US President Trump’s ability to push through a major revamp of the US tax code.