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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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With County having wasted gilt-edged opportunities early in the match, Jonathan Coates' total lack of awareness in failing to close down scorer David Ray was a bitter pill to swallow.
A first-half wonder goal from Jermaine Defoe settled the match at White Hart Lane and Bruce, who watched his team miss two gilt-edged chances to equalise late in the match, said: 'Goals have been our Achilles heel for the two years we've been in the Premiership.
The home side were outplayed in the main by a far more creative Tranmere team but Aldridge's side were left to rue three gilt-edged first-half chances.
But Connacht will be kicking themselves for letting the chance of a rare away victory slip from their grasp as they squandered three gilt-edged chances of tries in the opening half.
Bournemouth attacked from the first whistle and Michael Rankine missed a gilt-edged header from Jason Pearce's cross after eight minutes.
45 GOODWOOD - APPETINA (76) should take advantage of a gilt-edged opportunity.
Hamilton had a gilt-edged opportunity in stoppage time but fired over from six yards.
Chelmsford's goal came from a mistake between County's front men and midfield but there were no such misunderstandings in the second half, only some gilt-edged chances going begging for Tim Harris's team.
The former Walsall star fluffed two gilt-edged chances before being sent off for a clash with defender Richard Duffy.
Lacklustre Brentford had just one gilt-edged chance when Jay Tabb fired a shot straight at goalkeeper Alan Blayney.
However, Leicester striker Les Ferdinand missed a gilt-edged chance to inflict further misery on Gordon Strachan's men.
But Robbie Duncanson and Mark Holmes contrived to miss gilt-edged chances to equalise while Craig McHattie saw his 35-yard scorcher saved by Nairn keeper Mike Rae.