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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Earlier, the Pound Sterling had edged higher versus the Euro and struck a fresh 10-week peak, pushed higher by growing worries over Germany’s political future.

The Pound Sterling recovered from last Friday’s slide which came on the heels of the Prime Minister’s disappointing speech.

The Pound Sterling steadied on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve indicated a likely rate hike by year’s end.

The US Dollar was broadly higher and touched on a 2-month peak against the Japanese Yen after the Federal Reserve indicated that a December rate hike was still a possibility.

The New Zealand Dollar, aka the Kiwi, took the lead in movements among major currency pairs after the latest New Zealand poll showed a wide lead for the ruling National Party ahead of this weekend’s general elections.

The US Dollar struck a fresh 8-week peak versus the Japanese Yen ahead of the start of a 2-day monetary policy meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank.

The Pound Sterling struck a 15-month peak versus its US counterpart ahead of Mark Carney’s speech later today.

The Dollar’s recent gains came to what investors hope is only a temporary pause as FX traders await today’s release of key inflation figures which could help pinpoint the Fed’s likely timing of its next move.

Safe haven currencies were a hot commodity in the FX space after North Korea fired yet another missile, this time into the Pacific Ocean through Japanese airspace.

Some US Dollar investors are foreseeing a day on the sidelines as they await tomorrow’s release of inflation date to help them gauge Fed sentiment.