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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.
Gold, cash and UK Government Bonds will be, and indeed already are seen as, safe havens, and the pound will strengthen probably against all but the new deutschmark (which will revalue very substantially) and the US dollar.
8bn as investors sought the relative safety of UK government bonds - this downward shift can be attributed to many factors, primarily the Eurozone debt crisis holding back investment.
Gilts have in recent months benefited from investors seeking the relative safety of UK government bonds as there is still no resolution in sight to the eurozone debt crisis.
MC) (NYSE: STD) will become a primary dealer of UK government bonds, known as gilts, from August 19, 2010 Dow Jones has reported.
1 per cent) and the return on cash and UK government bonds.
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.
Therefore, this article will use recent data from the UK government bond markets to estimate the inflation risk premium embedded in nominal UK government bonds.
You could invest in gilt-edged stocks - UK Government bonds.
The return on benchmark UK government bonds has dropped to a record low as investors move in to safer assets following concerns about the global economy, the BBC reported on Thursday.
With the Bank of England indicating earlier this week that the ocial interest rate was not going to be raised anytime soon, the yields on UK Government bonds have found themselves hovering around six month lows.