gilt-edged security

A fixed-interest bond or security issued by the British Government. However, from a corporate perspective, when applied to bonds, the term gilt-edged is the equivalent of describing a stock as a blue chip. Both terms mean that the issuing corporation has a long, strong record for meeting its financial obligations to its investors, including making interest and dividend payments on time and redeeming bonds on schedule.

Euroclear glossary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • gilt-edged security — British and Irish government securities. blue chip. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A fixed interest bond or security issued by the British Government. However, from a corporate perspective, when applied to bonds, the term gilt edged is the… …   Financial and business terms

  • gilt-edged security — gilt A fixed interest security or stock issued by the British government in the form of Exchequer stocks or Treasury stocks. Gilts are among the safest of all investments, as the government is unlikely to default on interest or on principal… …   Accounting dictionary

  • gilt-edged security — gilt A fixed interest security or stock issued by the British government in the form of Exchequer stocks or Treasury stocks. Gilts are among the safest of all investments, as the government is unlikely to default on interest or on principal… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • gilt-edged security — Fin 1. a security issued by the U.K. government that pays a fixed rate of interest on a regular basis for a specific period of time until the redemption date when the principal is returned. Their name, for example, Exchequer 10½% 2005… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Gilt-Edged Switching — The selling and repurchasing of certain high grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt edged switching involves gilt edged security, which can be high grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies …   Investment dictionary

  • Gilt-Edged Securities — High grade bonds that are issued by a government or firm. This type of security originally boasted gilded edges, thus the name. In the case of a firm, a gilt edged security is a stock or bond issued by a company that has a strong record of… …   Investment dictionary

  • gilt-edged — adj. Gilt edged is used with these nouns: ↑security …   Collocations dictionary

  • gilt — edged security …   Accounting dictionary

  • Gilt — Gilt, es una abreviatura anglosajona del término gilt edged security, con el que se designa a los valores de máxima solvencia que son equiparables al oro. Se trata exclusivamente de deuda pública soberana emitida o garantizada por los gobiernos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gilt — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 covered thinly with gold. 2 gold coloured. n. 1 gold or a goldlike substance applied in a thin layer to a surface. 2 (often in pl.) a gilt edged security. Phrases and idioms: gilt edged 1 (of securities, stocks, etc.) having a …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.