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Gilts

British and Irish government securities. Blue Chip.

Gilt Edged Bond

A private-issued, investment grade bond. Only blue chip companies issue gilt edged bonds and, for that reason, they have high ratings. Gilt edged bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, investment-grade bonds are low-return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. They are considered the next safest bond to a Treasury security.
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Unless we are certain that the spectre of deflation has been banished, an allocation to conventional UK government bonds in portfolios is more than rational.
Summary: The prospect of a hung parliament has pegged back gains for sterling and UK Government bonds.
Many investors are selling assets in the eurozone economy and are turning to dollars, gold and even UK Government bonds to keep their money safe.
The diminishing supply of UK Government bonds is counter-balanced by tremendous growth in debt issued by companies.
You could invest in gilt-edged stocks - UK Government bonds.
Admittedly, the Bank of England stopped buying UK government bonds a year or so back, but the new governor's arrival may if anything usher in a slightly more lenient regime.
Benchmark UK government bonds, known as gilts, closed trading at around 2.
UK government bonds fell, with 10- year yields climbing above 2% for the first time since May, signalling the government of Prime Minister David Cameron will have to pay more to finance its budget deficit.
UK government bonds remain well supported by ongoing central bank buying.
With the new UK government's Budget clearly demonstrating an intention to get on top of the UK's fiscal problems, it is time to take a more positive stance on UK government bonds.
THE prospect of a hung parliament pegged back gains for sterling and UK Government bonds today as investors fretted over the outlook for the UK's public finances.
In comparison, UK Government bonds (gilts) achieved a year-to-date return of 6.