Egyptian turmoil prompts oil inflows but BAML advises caution

ETF Securities saw inflows into its Brent ETCs last week spurred by the political situation in Egypt, but investors are being warned against jumping into the Egyptian equity market.

Egypt and Sudan on a globe under a magnifying glass
Spotlight is on investment in Egypt as political unrest continues

The political turmoil in Egypt is producing opportunities in the structured products market, with ETF Securities announcing increased flows into its oil exchange-traded commodities (ETCs). However, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has cautioned against direct investment into Egypt.

At the end of last week ETF Securities saw $10 million of inflows into its energy ETCs, which it attributes to a hike in oil prices resulting from "Egypt-related geopolitical tensions". There were flows into its

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