World’s Best Carry Trade Thrives With Egypt’s Rates on PauseBy
Egyptian pound is one of the world’s best performers this year
Inflation remains well below mid-point of central bank target
The world’s best carry trade is proving resilient, especially now that a pause in Egypt’s easing cycle keeps its interest rates elevated.
The Egyptian pound is delivering another strong performance this year following a record appreciation in 2019. That’s enticing traders who borrow in currencies where rates are low and invest in the assets of countries where they are high to turn to Egypt.