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Long-term fixed income debt security (bond) issued by the UK government and traded on the London stock exchange (or LSE, now called the International stock exchange of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland or ISE). Its name comes from the past practice of gilding the edges of a security's pages. See also treasuries.

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Many people would prefer to invest in a gilt instead of taking on high risk stock options that could end up as a loss.
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The gilt provided a steady source of lending for the firm as the money was lent to the company in hopes it will succeed.
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Sometimes it is a much safer bet to put your money into a gilt instead of a much more volatile stock option.
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